Candidate Submission Forms

This page includes information regarding each of the DSA Los Angeles Committee / Working Group elected leadership positions, leadership eligibility criteria, and candidate submission forms. You can click one of the links below to see information for a specific Subgroup or scroll down.

Internal Committees

External Committees

Working Groups



AGITATION & PROPAGANDA (AGIT-PROP)

The Agitation and Propaganda (Agit-Prop) Committee is dedicated to furthering the goals and work of DSA-LA and its committees and working groups. AgitProp creates physical and digital media to help support our campaigns and actions, and leverages our abundance of media professionals to provide support to other DSA chapters. Their work is key to countering the narrative of the capitalist hegemony and reaching communities with a message of solidarity.

  • Platform
  • Email: agitprop(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Leadership Positions

  • Chair
  • Coordinator

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing

Submit your candidacy for an Agit-Prop Committee leadership position here.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Internally, the Membership Committee works to retain and activate existing members to contribute their time and skills to committee work, campaigns, direct actions and other DSA efforts. Externally, our mission is to develop and implement strategies, processes and resources (like this handbook) that lead to growth in membership, particularly with regard to organizing new members not well-represented in the current membership.

  • Platform
  • Email: membership(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair (1)
  • Coordinator (1)

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing
  • Members Committee member, which is defined as a Branch Coordinator, Steering Committee member, or member appointed to the Branch Organizing Committees

Submit your candidacy for a Membership Committee leadership position here.

 

MUTUAL AID

Mutual aid is a voluntary exchange of resources and services for the mutual benefit of all people involved. It involves comrades coming together to work as equals for the common good by assessing what people need and what people can provide. Mutual aid projects come from and are run by the community rather than nonprofit workers, foundations, or charity programs. As a committee, Mutual Aid organizes events like Free Brakelight Clinics, childwatch, and self defense classes.

  • Platform
  • Email: mutualaid(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair
  • Coordinator

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing

Submit your candidacy for a Mutual Aide Committee leadership position here.

 

POLITICAL EDUCATION

Capitalism has taught us that a society structured around an endless quest for profit and the pursuit of individual self interest is natural; as socialists, we identify capitalism as the artificially imposed set of relations that it is. The Political Education Committee challenges what is understood to be “common sense” under capitalism and offers ongoing opportunities to expand our collective understanding of socialist concepts, histories, and strategies.

  • Platform
  • Email: politicaleducation(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair (1): Responsible for ​formulating agendas, and for facilitating regular meetings. Helps maintain focus and move forward on the program and priorities that were established by the Committee.
  • Coordinator (1): Responsible for staying updated on ongoing work and opportunities to collaborate and share resources across DSA-LA’s Internal Resource and Issue-based Committees. 

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing
  • Have attended at least three (3) committee meetings and two (2) of any external-facing event in the year leading up to the election.

Submit your candidacy for a Political Education Committee leadership position here.

 

YOUNG DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA (YDSA)

This Committee shall strive to establish Nationally-recognized YDSAs at all public and private schools, colleges and universities within Los Angeles County. 

  • Email: ydsa(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair (2)
  • Coordinator (1) - The YDSA Coordinator is Mason Mineo, who was elected in the DSA-LA Local Officer Elections in December 2019.

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing.
  • Have attended a committee meeting in the past 6 months.

Submit your candidacy for a YDSA Committee leadership position here.

 


CLIMATE JUSTICE

The Climate Justice Committee recognizes the current moment as a historical apex; one that must end with the dismantling of capitalism as well as the reconstitution of society and its relationship to the Earth. The committee is dedicated to a politics that places people and the planet before profit, and works to agitate, educate and organize on the local, state and national levels for an ecosocialist future in which democracy and equity are united with sustainability. 

  • Platform
  • Email: climatejustice(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair (1)
  • Coordinator (1)

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing

Submit your candidacy for a Climate Justice Committee leadership position here.

 

ELECTORAL POLITICS

The Electoral Politics Committee of DSA-LA exists to help the chapter gain the power and knowledge necessary to work towards and realize its goals using the existing power of the state as channeled through elected office.

  • Platform
  • Email: electoralpolitics(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair (2)
  • Coordinator (1)
  • Membership Liaison (1)
  • Communications (1)

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing
  • Have attended at least one monthly committee meeting or sub-committee meeting in the 3.5 months (105 days—to allow for the fact that monthly meetings are scheduled at different times each month) prior to submission of candidacy.

Submit your candidacy for an Electoral Politics Committee leadership position here.

 

HEALTHCARE JUSTICE

The Healthcare Committee seeks to achieve a socialist health care system, clear from profit motives, as a human/moral right for all. In addition to providing educational forums and events, the committee agitates elected officials and organizes canvassing efforts in support of universal healthcare. 

  • Platform
  • Email: healthcare(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair (2)
  • Coordinator (2)

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing
  • Have attended at least two (2) meetings or HCJC events in the past twelve (12) months.

Submit your candidacy for a Healthcare Justice Committee leadership position here.

 

HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS

The Housing & Homelessness Committee fights for unhoused people’s rights, tenant power, affordable housing, and community self-determination. Ultimately, housing must be de-commodified, under democratic control and accessible to all. We are committed to an intersectional approach to housing justice and ending homelessness, which is connected to decriminalizing poverty, anti-racist struggle, abolition of borders and policing, and environmental justice. The committee is focused on strengthening rent control and organizing Streetwatch to defend unhoused people’s rights.

Elected Positions

  • Chair (2)
  • Coordinator (2)

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing

Submit your candidacy for a Housing & Homelessness Committee leadership position here.

 

IMMIGRATION JUSTICE

The Immigration Justice Committee works to support the self-organization of immigrant communities as a central struggle in the larger fight against capitalism. In addition to organizing and supporting campaigns to abolish ICE, the committee works with partner organizations to oppose and ultimately dismantle the US deportation machine.

  • Platform
  • Email: immigrationjustice(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair (2): responsible for ​formulating meeting agendas and for generally facilitating the committee's work.
  • Coordinator (2)responsible for staying updated on the ongoing work of other committees within DSA-LA, and collaborating and ensuring the Labor Committee's collaboration and coordination across DSA-LA.

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing

Submit your candidacy for an Immigration Justice Committee leadership position here.

 

LABOR

The Labor Committee is dedicated to developing worker consciousness and solidarity, both within our chapter and among the greater Los Angeles community. At the national level, the committee also works in conjunction with the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC), a network of DSA committees, working groups, and other bodies that formally interact with other organizations that belong to or support the labor movement.

Elected Positions

  • Chair (2)
  • Coordinator (2)

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing
  • At least one co-chair must be a union member who is not also staff of a union

Submit your candidacy for a Labor Committee leadership position here.

 

PRISON ABOLITION

The Prison Abolition Committee works toward a future of total prison abolition, which entails the abolition of all forms of the carceral state, including policing as well as public and private prisons. The committee works toward building well-informed and researched alternatives that foster a fair and equal society: rehabilitation, medical and mental care, health care in the form of food, housing, physical and community support. The committee works to collectively demystify the idea of prison abolition and create a future void of punitive and vindictive justice, in which every person’s humanity is realized.

  • Platform
  • Email: prisonabolition(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Coalition Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing
  • Must have attended at least one (1) Prison Abolition Committee meeting some time in the last five (5) months

Submit your candidacy for a Prison Abolition Committee leadership position here.

 



NOLYMPICS

The NOlympics LA Coalition is changing the conversation on an LA 2024 2028 Olympics, because the Olympics destroy communities and kill cities. Regardless of how “successfully” they are executed, these “Games” will expose tens of thousands of our fellow Angelenos to incalculable risk and feed the problems which are already devastating and destroying the fabric of our communities today, while depriving us of the resources we need to make the city better. Our goal is still to stop the Olympics.

  • Platform
  • Email: nolympics(at)dsa-la.org

Elected Positions

  • Chair (2)
  • Coordinator (2)

Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • DSA-LA member in good standing

Submit your candidacy for a NOlympics Working Group leadership position here.

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