TCDSA 2020 Convention


Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time: 1pm
Location: Online Zoom call

Audre Lorde and Karl Marx on the Mississippi. Artist: Anthony Moss

Join us this weekend for our annual convention! We believe that in order to fight capitalism, racism, and fascism, and build a better future, we need to be organized, and that you are needed in building and strengthening this organization.

We will hold our steering committee elections, vote on bylaws and resolutions, and have some time to get to know one another and talk about socialism! Agenda here. If you can’t make it, we will also record the call and hold voting open for a week after the meeting. Voting will be sent via email after the meeting. Apologies to our Jewish comrades for conflicting with Rosh Hashanah.

Register for the Zoom call.

Candidates for open positions:

  • Co-chair (must not identify as cis male): Rita T.
  • Political action coordinator: Isuru H.
  • Political education committee (two positions, neither can be white cis male): Deb R. and Michelle W.
  • Operations coordinator: N/A
  • Grievance committee: candidate blurbs here

Please discuss bylaw amendments and resolutions in the #bylaws channel on slack. To sign up for the chapter slack, click here.

If you have any questions, please email

Obviously, this is not an ordinary year. We’re in the middle of a pandemic where hundreds of thousands are dead because of incompetent, indifferent governance and capitalist greed. The Twin Cities were occupied by federal troops — and continue resisting seemingly unreformable police forces. Hundreds of people without houses are staying in tent camps under constant threat of eviction. Thousands more will be unable to pay their rent in October. Only through collective action do we stand a chance to face this.

This is a precarious, frightening moment. But we have hundreds of new comrades in TCDSA, and we can and should make the best of this crisis. We’re excited to see you!