Get Involved – DSA-LA Jobs Board

DSA-LA JOBS BOARD [Last Updated February 2019]

Looking for a way to get connected? The DSA Los Angeles Jobs Board is a regularly updated document that lists concrete ways in which DSA members, new and old, can get involved in the chapter's work. All of these tasks are great places to start, even if you're brand new to DSA-LA and activism in general. Full training and support will be provided for everything listed. Also be sure to check out our calendar for any upcoming events!

Political Education

Contact politicaleducation@dsa-la.org to spread class consciousness in the following ways:

  • Distill key points from Class on Class presentations/discussion to share broadly with interested DSA-LA members and other interested chapters (potentially working with comrades on the AgitProp Committee)
  • Research and write social media posts relevant to political education - posts that both feature contemporary content, and amplifying socialist histories 
  • Help plan two education events focused on housing justice and the right to the city
  • Contribute reading suggestions to our forthcoming study series on Imperialism 

Healthcare

Contact healthcare@dsa-la.org to push for healthcare as a human right in the following ways:

  • RESEARCH - The healthcare committee needs help mapping power in LA (basic google research skills are fine; advanced skills are cool too) and working on public records requests. We will train on records requests and deeper investigative methods
  • TABLING/CANVASSING - we're looking for a few new members to help with logistics (and getting on board to table/canvas). If you like talking to people IRL, let us know. Our first canvas is February 23rd!
DSA-LA for Jackie Goldberg Working Group
To get more information on the DSA-LA for Jackie Goldberg Working Group, please email dsala4goldberg@dsa-la.org

LA teachers just went on a historic strike for 6 days to win smaller class sizes and nurses in all schools. But the school board is currently split between charter school lobby-backed candidates who want to privatize the public schools, and union-backed candidates who want to protect public education. The swing seat is open, and we have a chance to change the course of the second largest school district in the country on March 5 by electing DSA-LA member Jackie Goldberg!

Our next canvass will be on February 17th in Highland Park.  We'll be reaching infrequent voters and DSA-LA members to ensure that a socialist is elected to the LAUSD school board.  Morning will start with a brief canvass training, and we'll pair up and hit the doors.  A kid-friendly canvass training will be offered as well

Sunday, February 17, at 9.30-12pa
Sycamore Grove Park in Highland Park
4702 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Labor

Contact labor@dsa-la.org to agitate for the decent treatment of the working class in the following ways:

Democratic Socialists of America - Los Angeles (DSA-LA) will be engaging in labor solidarity support campaigns for our fellow workers in UTLA, UNITE HERE, and NUHW over the course of the next several months. We need you to provide the community support these workers need in order to win their fights for better working conditions!

Climate Justice

Contact climatejustice@dsa-la.org to build a base for eco-socialism in Los Angeles:

  • Work with the Transit Committee to push for equitable and effective transit in LA

Immigration Justice

Contact immigrationjustice@dsa-la.org to fight for justice for immigrants in the following ways:   

  • Researcher: Research current policy, candidates, and immigrant rights to help us abolish ICE
  • Rapid Response Network: We need First Responders and Dispatchers to grow our capacity to respond to immigration raids. Bilingual preferred, training provided.
  • Writer/Archivist: Produce materials on Anti-Imperialism, Decolonialism, and Migration Activism History
  • Caravan Support: We need volunteers with medical, legal, and deescalation skills to help migrants at the border. Bilingual preferred, not required.

Communications

Contact communications@dsa-la.org to help spread the good word of socialism on social media and through our news website and newsletter The Thorn:

  • Draft social media assets for the communications committee, including sample tweets, graphics/memes, and other messaging items.
  • Write blurbs summarizing local news stories that will be published in a weekly news round-up
  • Write longer-form pieces elaborating on news trends or chapter work to also be included in the news round-up

Housing and Homelessness

Contact hnh@dsa-la.org to get involved in the fight alongside our unhoused neighbors for our right to the city.

  • Join Street Watch to defend the rights of unhoused people. The area around 7th St and Hobart in Koreatown has recently been targeted by local business owners and police for illegal sweeps. We need help monitoring police interaction, taking video, and checking in with our contacts that live in the targeted encampment. If you live or work nearby and can stop by regularly, email Jed at jdeforis@gmail.com or reach out on the HnH Slack to get plugged in!

Membership

Contact membership@dsa-la.org to contribute in any of the following ways:            

  • Support monthly chapter meetings at the Central, Westside, and SFV chapter meetings
    • Work the sign-in table    
    • Work the dues-station
    • Sign up for a half hour-hour long child watch shift (training provided!)
    • Organize snacks/food
  • Member mobilization
  • Member data entry and maintenance
  • Write communications to new members
  • Help create zines, flyers, and other literature as part of the Materials Subcommittee
  • Organize, host, or attend a zine folding party! (training provided)
  • Share access to free/cheap printing and office supplies
  • Strengthen the organization by coordinating with other committees as part of the Liaison Subcommittee

Mutual Aid

Contact mutualaid@dsa-la.org to build solidarity in the following ways:

  • Would you like to help provide security at our events? Would you like training on deescalation and general security practices? Join our Marshal program!  We need 2 volunteers for each of the three Branch meetings in January. Use [Marshal] in the subject line.
  • Volunteer for Child Watch! Help our comrades who are parents to fully participate by keeping an eye on our tiniest comrades in 30 minute shifts during chapter meetings. Use [Child Watch] in the subject line
  • Sign up for our Brake Light Clinic. We need volunteers to scout out locations, help make flyers for the event and posting them, and with the event itself by replacing brake lights and guiding traffic. Use [Brake Light Clinic] in the subject line

Prison Abolition

Contact prisonabolition@dsa-la.org to get involved in the following ways:

  • Manage a spreadsheet tracking points of contact and regular meetings/events of ally organizations.
  • Draft social media assets for the local's communications committee, including sample tweets, graphics/memes, and other messaging items.
  • Update and refine a “What is Prison Abolition” zine
  • Help prepare short and long-term committee goals for Los Angeles

NOlympics Campaign

Contact nolympics@dsa-la.org to fight the LA 2028 games’ gentrification, militarization, and attack on democracy in the following ways:

  • Contribute research for power-mapping or write historical articles
  • Coordinate outreach with various organizations in our coalition, journalists, and research institutions/universities
  • Archiving and record-keeping
  • Wikipedia editing

Agitation & Propaganda

Contact agitprop@dsa-la.org to contribute to a variety of political multi-media projects:

  • Translate Class on Class presentations to a popular format (zines/ lit)
  • Develop proposals for other educational zines
  • Create educational social media content
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Upcoming Events

DSA-LA 101

Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 am

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Desert Salon

Sunday, February 24 at 1:30 pm

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