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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 June 17

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Twin Cities Tenant Organizing Committee Meeting

A chance for socialists and activists interested in housing justice and establishing independent tenant power to come together and discuss the path towards a Twin Cities Tenants Union and how we can organize to get there.

This meeting will be focused on power mapping and strategizing.

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
General Strike Three Softball Game and Post-Game Social

Game’s at 7:15 at the Bryn Mawr fields, post-game social at Utepils from 8:30-9:30 afterward!
It looks like the fields don’t have ample seating, so bring a lawn chair if you’ve got one!

Tuesday June 18

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

Hi everyone! We’re excited to get a TCDSA Informal Spanish Practice Group going! We’re trying to get a practice group going for people to practice speaking with and listening to each other. It’ll be pretty low-key and informal with all skill levels are welcome.

After our first event we’ll figure out a cadence and structure that makes sense based on people’s input!

RSVP: https://secure.everyaction.com/GJgF4YYDA0OOrq1uP3IDTQ2

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.

Hybrid meeting at the TCDSA Office (1600 University Ave W, Suite 3) and on Zoom

In-Person RSVP: https://secure.everyaction.com/hibwz0xwmEiK-TmJXv9dBw2

Zoom Registration (Line 1): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcOigrzIiGNI2AXPm0VvnWubfJVZo1aNC

Wednesday June 19

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.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
General Meeting OpenSlides Training

In preparation for the next general meeting, we will be running a number of trainings on OpenSlides in the lead-up to the meeting. This is to ensure all members are comfortable using this tool when we choose to employ it during general meetings.

The training will cover:
How to log into the meeting.
How to follow the deliberations.
How to enter the speaker queue.
How to vote on agenda items and motions.
How to make a motion.
How to amend a motion.
 
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudO2sqz0iHtRBuicqPrREw6ucMuGC3Awt

Thursday June 20

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

Friday June 21

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

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

Saturday June 22

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Casual Pickup Basketball

Weekly informal basketball pickup game with comrades. All skill/experience levels welcome.Check out the basketball Slack channel for details/event confirmation each week: #socialists-play-sports-basketball


RSVP: https://secure.everyaction.com/WdomAyGaZEWY6nsyOu936w2

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
General Meeting OpenSlides Training

In preparation for the next general meeting, we will be running a number of trainings on OpenSlides in the lead-up to the meeting. This is to ensure all members are comfortable using this tool when we choose to employ it during general meetings.

The training will cover:
How to log into the meeting.
How to follow the deliberations.
How to enter the speaker queue.
How to vote on agenda items and motions.
How to make a motion.
How to amend a motion.
 
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuduChrzIqGdDaQBMfizfqsPBJi83Y8t9Z

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