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We Get What We Organize For: Smith Foundry Update 

Background Smith Foundry is an iron foundry that manufactures iron castings in the East Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Smith…
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We Get What We Organize For: Smith Foundry Update 

Solidarity Culture

There’s been a lot of discussion in the steering committee and the chapter as a whole about solidarity culture. That’s…
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Solidarity Culture

OpenSliding into Democracy

Hello Comrades! As you all know, at our last general meeting, the chapter debuted a new online meeting organizing tool:…
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OpenSliding into Democracy

Labor Notes 2024 – Watching History Be Made

One of the best moments of the Labor Notes weekend was what didn’t happen: Sean Fain couldn’t give his talk…
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Labor Notes 2024 – Watching History Be Made

Tenant Unionism is the remedy to the Ills of our Cities and our Organization: A Prescription for TCDSA

1. The Diagnosis We’re at a terrifying and tumultuous crossroads in history. The contradictions in capitalism have become more visible…
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Tenant Unionism is the remedy to the Ills of our Cities and our Organization: A Prescription for TCDSA

Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #126: TDOV Karaoke Smashes Fundraising Goal, Uber and Lyft Drivers Deserve a Living Wage, 2024 Endorsement Process Update and More!

Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #126 TDOV Karaoke Smashes Fundraising Goal, Uber and Lyft Drivers Deserve…
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Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #126: TDOV Karaoke Smashes Fundraising Goal, Uber and Lyft Drivers Deserve a Living Wage, 2024 Endorsement Process Update and More!

Challenges for TCDSA and Endorsees

Written by Josh K More Wins, More Problems When I began attending Twin Cities DSA electoral committee meetings in 2018,…
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Challenges for TCDSA and Endorsees

23,000 UMN Workers Collective Bargaining Rights Hinge On PELRA Reform

A version of this article was originally published in the Nokomis Messenger. As an undergraduate student on the University of…
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23,000 UMN Workers Collective Bargaining Rights Hinge On PELRA Reform

Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #125: 2024 Compression Week of Action (and more!), St. Paul Ceasefire Resolution, and Uncommitted Makes Waves

Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #125 2024 Compression Week of Action (and more!), St. Paul Ceasefire…
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Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #125: 2024 Compression Week of Action (and more!), St. Paul Ceasefire Resolution, and Uncommitted Makes Waves

For Social Movements – Here’s How To Win

In mid-February, prospects didn’t look good for the St. Paul City Council to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire…
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For Social Movements – Here’s How To Win

🗓️ Upcoming Events

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Monday July 15

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Solidarity Culture Committee meeting

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Softball Game — General Strike Three

Our chapter softball team plays in the local open league! Game’s at 6:15 at the Bryn Mawr park at field 5. The field doesn’t have ample seating, so bring a lawn chair if you’ve got one!

Join for the post-game social at Utepils (225 THOMAS AVE N, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55405) from 7:30-10:00 after the game!

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
NA4A Meeting

2nd Meeting of the No Appetite for Apartheid campaign. We will be planning and practicing for grocery store canvassing.

In-Person RSVP: https://secure.everyaction.com/AQ59Gbn4lkmCkPW_cBmWjg2

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Post-Softball Social — General Strike Three

Join for the post-game social at Utepils from 7:30 – 10:00 after watching our chapter softball team play in the local open league!

Game’s at 6:15 at the Bryn Mawr park (601 MORGAN AVE S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55405) at field 5. The field doesn’t have ample seating, so bring a lawn chair if you’ve got one!

Tuesday July 16

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
TCDSA Informal Spanish Conversation Practice Group

This is our second TCDSA Informal Spanish Conversation Practice Group. 

This is a casual group for people to practice speaking with and listening to each other and is pretty low-key and informal. While all skills levels are welcome, please note that we won’t be doing formal lessons or thorough teaching, just getting together to practice speaking, so some baseline, even if it’s small, is useful. Hopefully there’ll be enough people in beginning/intermediate/advanced levels to accommodate that. 

Time: Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-8:00

Location: Lake Monster Brewing, outdoor tables

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Labor Branch Meeting

The TCDSA Labor Branch meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. For information about this meeting, see the #labor channel on Slack. Not on Slack? Submit tcdsa.org/slack to verify you’re on the member list.

Register for Zoom here.

Wednesday July 17

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Local Elected Socialists in Office: Administrative Meeting

The Priority Working Group will convene during this meeting to plan communications for developing 2025 priorities.

All branches, committees, and working groups are encouraged to bring ideas for how we can collaborate with electeds.

In-person: Spruce Tree Center, 1600 University Ave W, Suite 3, St Paul, MN 55104

(Line 2) Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81187443699

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Internal Organizing Phonebank

Join the Internal Organizing Committee for a New Member Phonebank. We meet on Zoom to go over the script, mute ourselves and make phone calls to other DSA members, and then return to debrief how our calls went. A brief training is provided and no prior experience is required. These phonebanks are a chance to meet other members to TCDSA, hear what they need from our chapter and what brings them to socialism. Register for the Zoom meeting here.

All are welcome, but new members should note that we will be calling you!

IO phonebanks are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. For more information about joining this meeting, see the #internal-organizing Slack channel.

Thursday July 18

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Communications Committee Meeting

Friday July 19

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
TCDSA 2024 Presidential Election Debate: What Should Socialists Do?

Do we vote Biden/the Democratic Nominee? 3rd Party? Do we stay out and focus locally? How do our votes affect issues like the war in Gaza and the climate crisis?

Join TCDSA in a panel debate and discussion on how socialists engage with the presidential election.

 
RSVP – https://secure.everyaction.com/u2AT9L5PkUKtWY8JnYZ5Jw2
 
 Zoom Line 1 – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIudumgrDwoGtUD9gxRSPkWK3-QvZyVUQAE

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