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.
Our chapter voted to create branches to advance our collective goal of building an independent, socialist political bloc that represents the full diversity of LA County. Given the size of DSA-LA’s geographic jurisdiction, building branches is aligned with our commitment to grow our chapter, expand geographic representation to accurately reflect our region, and foster deeper engagement with all members.
As our chapter grows, we’re are committed to growing strategically—to expanding our reach while preserving unity in mission, to increasing our numbers while deepening connections and engagement with existing members. One way we’ll do this is by prioritizing a reboot of our mobilizer program, and by ensuring that branched Local meetings are paired with periodic opportunities for the entire chapter to come together.
It’s up to all of us to build DSA-LA into the the political organization we need—consider supporting this work by familiarizing yourself with our branch policy, attending monthly branch chapter meetings and advancing our chapter-wide goals within your own branch, or applying for leadership as a Branch Coordinator by November 7th (FAQ here and application here)
Call for Branch Coordinator Applications: