The 2018 DSA-LA Annual Convention passed the “Building DSA-LA Across All Los Angeles County” chapter resolution, formally establishing “branches” as a new entity within the chapter. Since then, our chapter has established the Central, Westside, and San Fernando Valley Branches to advance our collective goal of building an independent, socialist political bloc that represents the full diversity of LA County.
In practice, this has meant hosting branch meetings; facilitating regional committee work; and organizing chapter-wide work in all three branches. A lot of this is possible because of Branch Coordinators. They are responsible for ensuring that branch meetings occur, facilitating relationship-building among branch members, and engaging in geography-focused recruitment, among other things.
Branch Coordinator positions have opened in all three branches. It's up to all of us to build up DSA-LA, and to that end we are asking our members to consider supporting the work of expanding and developing the structure of our organization by applying to become an Interim Branch Coordinator - a position to be appointed by the Steering Committee and then held until just after the 2019 DSA-LA Annual Convention.
For reference, here is the branching policy: https://goo.gl/xsLNwo.
Application open until July 14, 2019: https://forms.gle/yaQD2eR1pEQro2WN6
[NOTE: Applications have re-opened for Central Branch coordinators through August 10, 2019. Please apply!]