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Call for Amendments and Chapter Resolutions: Timeline and Guidelines for Submission

Call for Amendments and Chapter Resolutions: Timeline and Guidelines for Submission The DSA-LA Bylaws establish an Annual Convention as the highest legislative body of the Local. This year’s convention is scheduled for September 12, 2020. Pending an unforeseen circumstance, it will be held online. Given the already corrosive effects of social distancing, this decision is regrettable, but it may be our only option and it is certainly the best choice for the safety and wellbeing of our members and comrades at this time. Between now and the convention, steering will work hard to make the online convention experience as accessible and productive as possible. Despite our challenges, this year’s Annual Convention will be an opportunity for the Local to come together to reflect on the past year’s work, collectively refine our governing documents, and set priorities for the coming year.  As a Local, we aim to exist along organizational lines developed and led by members—not an order imposed on members from above. Our governing processes reflect this deep commitment to democratic participation at all levels, and to this end, the Steering Committee is opening a call for Proposed Amendments to our Local Bylaws and Organizational Priorities and Chapter Resolutions in advance of our upcoming Annual Convention.  Timeline and submission guidelines are outlined in detail below.  Continue reading

Happy International Workers Day!

Today, we celebrate the radicals who came before us, and all of the comrades in the international struggle today. We celebrate the workers who filled the streets to demand an 8-hour work day, the demonstrators who have marched against war and for immigrants’ rights, and all of the workers organizing during a global pandemic to demand safe working conditions on this very May Day. Continue reading

COVID-19 Tenant Organizing Resources

Los Angeles is in crisis — and not just a public health crisis, but a deep economic crisis that is deepening the housing affordability and homelessness crises we've already been facing. Many of us have always been one paycheck away from losing our housing, and we are now losing work and facing housing insecurity. Many of us won't be able to pay our rent on May 1.  Continue reading

2020-03-28 Local Meeting Consent Agenda

Earlier in the year, the Steering Committee asked DSA-LA’s Local Subgroups to update their platforms. These updated platforms will be voted on, together, after the 2020-03-28 Local Meeting. We present them to be voted on as a package via the consent agenda. At the forthcoming Local Meeting we will present the consent agenda for amendments before preparing it for an online vote to follow the meeting. Please review the consent agenda here. Continue reading

Chapter Local Meeting: Saturday, 3/28 @ 3-5pm

In times like these, we need each other. Join us for our first online Local Meeting of the year where we will discuss and vote on new resolutions, and figure out how to best organize in Los Angeles over the next few months in our new reality living during a global pandemic. Now more than ever is the time to come together, organize, and work together (even if remotely)! Come hang out with your fellow comrades online on Saturday, March 28th from 3-5pm.  Continue reading

Join the Conflict Resolution Team: Do You Have What It Takes?

Are you a good listener? Are you passionate about fostering an anti-oppressive environment within DSA? Do you have experience in the field of conflict resolution, either formally or informally? Are you good at dealing with stress? If so, you may be a good fit for our Conflict Resolution Team (CRT). DSA-LA is currently seeking to recruit additional members for the CRT. The CRT is our primary body for resolving conflict between members and referring more serious cases for outside mediation. Before applying, please consider referring to the current DSA-LA misconduct policy, as well as Resolution 33, which established grievance policies for DSA on the national level.  Continue reading

AOC on the Future

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reflects on Democratic primaries, coronavirus, her own future. Continue reading

DSA-LA Steering Committee update on COVID-19

Members of DSA-LA and Other Comrades, At our most recent meeting, the members of the Steering Committee voted unanimously that, given the current COVID-19 virus public health emergency, we will now be holding most meetings online. Continue reading

What is Democratic Socialism Book Panel

  DSA-LA Central Branch Presents “What is Democratic Socialism?” Book Panel Series. With the California Primary over, and Bernie Sanders winning California by 33.6%, we must ask ourselves, “What is democratic socialism anyway?” “Why should socialists participate in a socialist organization?” As a starting point, these two book panel presentations aim to provide basic foundations of the political tradition. Democratic Socialism has always been a contested tradition. Both new and old participants in this movement will find these authors worth listening to as we continue to grow and strengthen the Democratic Socialists of America organization. Continue reading

2020 Primary Election Voter Guide

  Hello, and welcome to the DSA-LA / The Future Left voter guide to the 2020 primary elections!   Download the infographic as a pdf   Continue reading
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