News & Updates

Organizing For All Taskforce Workplan Draft

At the DSA-LA convention on October 19, 2019, the DSA-LA general assembly endorsed a resolution titled “Organizing for All.” The resolution called for the chapter to improve “DSA-LA’s internal capacity to engage and develop a membership that reflects the working class of Los Angeles, with a focus on fostering an inclusive and accessible organizing space.” The types of improvements encouraged included, but were not limited, to expanding the accessibility to DSA-LA spaces for people with disabilities and families, women, and queer socialists; building the chapter’s ability to communicate bilingually and cross-culturally (especially among and within the Latinx population of Los Angeles, an underrepresented group within DSA-LA); increasing the representation of other non-white members in DSA-LA; and ultimately growing DSA-LA by adding a branch of the organization in South Los Angeles. In accordance with the requirements of the resolution, a task force was convened, including representatives from the following committees and subgroups within DSA-LA: steering agit-prop membership mutual aid political education the current branch leadership (Central, Valley, and Westside). In keeping with the overall democratic goals of DSA-LA, each of these various subgroups was charged with producing a workplan before 2020. In February 2020, the workplans would be presented to the general membership for approval and then would be used as road maps or guiding documents in the coming year in order to implement successfully the requirements of the original resolution. The following document contains the five workplans that have been compiled so far in this order: Steering Membership Mutual Aid Political Education General Branch Organizing   Check out the O4A Workplan HERE   All workplans are presented as DRAFTS and will receive an update before the end of January 2020 in order to contain more consistent formatting. The underlying goals and contents of the documents will not change. A work plan for the Agit-Prop Committee is still outstanding. If you are an Agit-Prop or Valley member who like to contribute to those workplans, please contact steeringcommittee.dsala@gmail.com -- along with any other input, comments, and suggestions. Your input is valued as much as it is appreciated! Continue reading

San Fernando Valley Branch Coordinator Application for 2020

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. Continue reading

What we accomplished in 2019

2019 was a hugely successful year for DSA Los Angeles, thanks to you all!  What did we accomplish in 2019? Continue reading

Congratulations to the DSA-LA 2020 Steering Committee and Branch Coordinators!

The election for the 2020 Steering Committee and Branch Coordinators has completed and the results are in. Here are the members you’ve chosen for the 2020 Steering Committee and Branch Coordinators: Continue reading

Members vote in favor of Office Space Research Proposal

Members of DSA-LA have voted to pursue the rental of an office space for the chapter. Continue reading

DSA-LA Endorses Nithya Raman for LA City Council District 4

DSA Los Angeles proudly endorses Nithya Raman for Los Angeles City Council District 4! Continue reading

DSA-LA is Choosing New Leadership

Every year, DSA-LA comes together to vote for a new Steering Committee and Branch Coordinators to help lead the chapter.  Voting is now open and will remain open until 11:59pm PST on Saturday, December 21st. Continue reading

December 2019 Local Wide Votes

Friendly reminder! DSA-LA is holding 2 Local-wide votes. If you are a member in good standing, you should have received the ballot in your email inbox. https://www.dsa-la.org/office_space_proposal Continue reading

2019 Nominations Committee Elections

    December approaches and so too do the DSA-LA Local & Branch Officer Elections. These elections will determine our Steering Committee members, YDSA Coordinator, & Branch Coordinators, for each of our 3 branches, for the year 2020. Continue reading