|Last week, we were all horrified to hear of the plans by the far-right Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade. Within 24 hours we joined other organizations rallying at the capitol to make clear that workers are ready to fight back to demand that far from restricting access to abortions, we must ensure that abortion is free upon demand, without apology. Thank you to the 30+ comrades who turned out with hours notice to make our voices heard! You can read more about While the road to a better future may be paved with a thousand quick actions in response to the headlines, we must also keep our eyes on the horizon and be strategic about our fight. At our upcoming general meeting on Saturday at 1pm (held on Zoom), we will discuss as a membership where we want to direct our chapter’s energy and efforts in the coming months, based on your priorities! We will also hear updates on some of our most recent campaigns and preview some of the big events below.
|• May General Membership Meeting – Saturday, 5/14, at 1:00pm – Online, Register Here
|Our every-other-month general meetings are a chance to hear about the ongoing work of our chapter, make decisions as a membership, and get involved. In addition to general updates, this meeting will feature breakout discussions on how to move our chapter forward in the coming months. This meeting is held virtually on Zoom — agenda to follow soon.
|• Grill (with) Your Electeds – Friday, 5/20, at 5:30pm – Wabun B Shelter at Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, MN 55407
|Join us at the Wabun B Shelter in Minnehaha Park to meet and grill out with current TCDSA elected officials:Minneapolis City Council Member Aisha ChughtaiMinneapolis City Council Member Jason ChavezMinneapolis City Council Member Aisha Robin Wonsley WorlobahSt Paul City Council Member Nelsie YangMinnesota State Senator Omar Fateh Our elected officials will share updates on their current work and be available to answer questions and connect as we grill and chill in the park. We will have food and refreshments available–including vegetarian and vegan options. Event is alcohol free and family friendly! RSVP here!
|• Rent Control: How Does It Work? – Tuesday, 5/24, at 6:30pm – Online, Register Here
|Renters & comrades in Saint Paul passed rent control!
Comrades in Minneapolis are trying to make it happen!
But how does it work? If you’re a renter, how do you enforce it? How does rent control affect the cost of housing? Join us for a presentation followed by a Q&A!
|From the Blog
|• Abortion Fund-a-thon: A Recap –Did you know: in the state of Minnesota, there are 98 fake reproductive clinics (also known as crisis pregnancy centers) but only eight real abortion providers, most of which are in the Twin Cities area? Did you know: abortion funds provide not only financial assistance for abortions to those who need it, but also financial and logistical assistance to those who need to travel for the procedure? Did you know: Twin Cities DSA’s Socialist Feminist branch raised nearly $8000 for Minnesota abortion fund Our Justice this spring?? [Read The Full Post]
|Past posts are all at tcdsa.org/blog
|Chapter Branch/Committee Meetings and Events
|• Socialist Reading Group – Saturday, 5/15, at 3:00pm – Online, Register Here
|Our monthly reading group, held over Zoom.
|• St Paul Branch: Meet and Greet with Sheigh Freeberg – Tuesday, 5/17, at 6:00pm – Black Hart of St Paul, 1415 University Ave W, St Paul, MN
|Meet and greet with TCDSA endorsed candidate for MN State Senate 65, Sheigh Freeberg. Hosted by the St Paul Branch.
|• New Member Phonebank – Wednesday, 5/18, at 6:00pm – Online, Register Here
|Join the Internal Organizing Committee as we call new TCDSA members!
We will meet on Zoom to go over the script, mute ourselves and make calls, and then return to debrief how it went. These calls are a chance to meet newer members to TCDSA, hear what they need from our chapter and what brings them to socialism. All are welcome! See the pinned post on the #internal-organizing channel on Slack for more info.
|• Street Corps Working Group Meeting– Saturday, 5/21, at 11am – Online, Register Here
|A general meeting for the Democratic Socialist Street Corps Working Group. We will be discussing current ongoing projects as well as roles and expanding the working group over the summer.
|• Labor Branch Meeting – Tuesday, 5/24, at 7:00pm – Online, Register Here
|All are welcome, whether you’re in a union or not. We will be discussing organizing Amazon, Starbucks and other union drives. Also, what’s happening with the UPS contract? What kind of educationals should we have?
|• Steering Committee Meeting – Wednesday, 5/25, at 7:00pm – Online
|Check the #steeringcommittee slack channel for the zoom link and agenda.
|• Socialist Feminist Branch Meeting – Saturday, 5/28, at 2:00pm – Online, Register Here
|Our monthly branch meetings are a space to talk about current organizing and how people can get involved! This one will focus on furthering our organizing around abortion access.
|Go to tcdsa.org/events to see everything!