Saturday February 24
- 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rethinking I-94 Survey Review Party!
Your help is needed to analyze I-94 survey data to make survey findings accessible and available to the public! Join Our Streets and other Twin Cities Boulevard coalition partners for a gathering to review MNDOT survey entries and get plugged into the upcoming I-94 fight! We want to review the raw data of more than 3,000 survey results to learn what the community is saying about the proposed plans and make those findings available to the public. This is a huge undertaking, so we need your help! Please bring your own laptop or tablet if possible. Food will be provided. Sign up here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMjPZP55_nnCqYQHMvjxMb_yVHmO6Zbx-vyvXMmkuQEGAkZA/viewform?usp=sf_link
- 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
- Education Justice – Office Reserved
- 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
We’ve found a place to play basketball indoors during the winter! Super informal, please come out if you’re interested in playing and meeting other comrades. All skill levels welcome, we’re a very casual group!
For location details and to spot check that we’re on for the session each week, check out the #socialists-play-sports-basketball channel on Slack.
Do make sure to check as some weeks we might have overlapping events that would motivate us to cancel.If you’re not already on Slack, you can sign up here: http://tcdsa.org/slack
- 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Hold The Line – Documentary Screening
The Political Education Committee and the Labor Branch of the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America are excited to invite you to a screening of the documentary, Hold the Line, about the 2022 Minneapolis educator strike. The film follows the staff at Ella Baker School as they walk the picket line day after day to demand better schools and better jobs (see the movie trailer below). Interviews with dozens of educators while they are on the line draws an intimate portrait of what it’s like to walk off the job with solidarity and determination. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with the director and the audience.
Register here! tinyurl.com/HoldtheLineFeb24
The screening will take place in the screening room of the Minneapolis Central Library in Room S-280 on the second floor.
Sunday February 25
- 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
I-94 working group
EJ Working group regarding the I-94 redesign
- 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rent Control Doorknock
Join the TCDSA Minneapolis Rent Control Working Group for a doorknock in support of rent control in Minneapolis! Location TBD, but likely in South Minneapolis.
Monday February 26
- 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Environmental Justice Group (f/k/a East Phillips Urban Farm Group)
The Environmental Justice group meets every other week on Monday at 7p. Right now we are focusing most on shutting down the HERC, supporting Camp Nenookaasi Ikwe in East Phillips, and are also helping with the Reimagining of I-94 and shutting down major polluters in East Phillips such as Smith Foundry. Join us to discuss how best to support the residents and realize this environmental and economic justice vision.
This group’s meetings are on Zoom, and occasionally in person.
Tuesday February 27
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Public Hearing to Support Rideshare Drivers
Minneapolis City Council has a public hearing scheduled regarding three proposed minimum compensation models for rideshare drivers. Model A is the only option that would guarantee that drivers are paid above minimum wage for every trip.
Show up and demand that Minneaplis closes the loophole that prevents Uber and Lyft drivers from earning a minimum wage. This is a public hearing with testimony, and it would be great for DSA to show up as community members to say that as rideshare users, we support Model A
- 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
DFL Precinct Caucuses
Sign up to let us know you’re going to caucus: https://secure.everyaction.com/adSzsMe-d0KKvNEAWks_PA2
Plan to attend your DFL precinct caucus, a neighborhood meeting to discuss issues and organize the local DFL party unit. Registration opens at 6:30 pm and the caucus calls to order at 7:00 pm. Caucus attendees and the delegates they elect go on to decide DFL candidate endorsements, elect party leadership, and determine the party platform.
Know your rights: Minnesota Statutes Section 202A.19 permits Minnesota residents to take time off from work without pay to attend precinct caucuses, provided they give their employer written notice at least 10 days in advance. State universities, community colleges, and public schools may not hold classes or events after 6:00 p.m. on the evening of precinct caucuses. State agencies, school boards, county boards, township boards, city councils, and all other political subdivisions may not conduct meetings after 6:00 p.m. on caucus night.
Wednesday February 28
- 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Electoral Committee General Meeting
The TCDSA Electoral Committee holds a general meeting the last Wednesday of every month at 6PM.