Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #92: Visioning for the Year Ahead




Over the past few weeks, the old and new steering committees have been meeting together to share our experiences and analysis and prepare for the year ahead in TCDSA. Later this month you’ll have the chance to share in this process. On October 29th (In-Person) and October 30th (Virtual), we’ll host visioning sessions to begin the process of implementing our chapter resolutions and identify the priorities and analysis of our chapter members. The “Democratic” in “Democratic Socialism” isn’t just about voting, but about creating collaborative processes of decision making and political work in the chapter that allows every member to have a voice. The more people we have involved, the stronger our work will be!   In addition to these visioning sessions, we have plenty of exciting events: a movie night, door knocks, and even a bonfire. On the blog this week, we have a quick report back from incoming co-chair Kip H on the Labor Notes Troublemaker School, and an update on our midterm elections. The election season may be over soon, but the fight for the working class goes on unabated.
Big events in the next week
• Labor Branch Movie Night – Mayday BooksRSVP Here Saturday, 10/15, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Labor Branch and Socialist Feminist Branch are putting on a film viewing of the movie “Pride” (2014) Summary: U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984
• TCDSA Endorsed Candidate Canvasses
The midterm election is coming up soon, and we’re planning two big door-knocking days to help push all our endorsed candidates to victory and build DSA’s connection across the metro! Join us canvassing now through the election:  Saturday, 10/22, 10am – 1pm, Mai Xiong Chong for Ramsey County Commissioner   Saturday, 11/5, 12pm – 2:30pm, Aaron Wagner for Robbinsdale City Council
• Twin Cities DSA Visioning Sessions  In Person: Saturday, 10/29, 12:00pm-3:00pm – RSVP Here

Online: Sunday, 10/30, 2:00pm-4:30pm – Register Here
  The outgoing and incoming TCDSA Steering Committees want to invite all chapter members to a visioning discussion about what our work looks like over the next year. We will be holding two sessions, one in person, and one online. This is not a chapter meeting, but rather an opportunity to talk about how we build DSA into a multi-racial, working class, mass socialist organization, how we help build working class power and build toward a socialist world. It will also be a place where you can plug into volunteer opportunities and we can all get to work building a new world.
• Twin Cities DSA Bonfire Social – Como Park Fire PitsRSVP Here Saturday, 10/29, 4:00pm – 7:30pm Join us for an all-member social in Como Park!
From the Blog / In the News
2022 Midterm Elections: Twin Cities DSA Update – With less than a month left to the 2022 midterm elections, Tim H talks about our endorsed candidates, what Twin Cities DSA will be doing over that time, and how you can help.
Labor Notes Twin Cities Troublemakers School: Quick Thoughts – Kip H shares his thoughts on the recent Troublemakers School held by Labor Notes, and the important step forward it represents to building of a class struggle wing of the labor movement in Minnesota.
Chapter Branch/Committee Meetings and Events
• Socialist Reading Group – Sunday, 10/16, 3:00pm-4:30pm – Zoom Registration
Discussion of Black Reconstruction by W. E. B. DuBois. Join us even if you haven’t read the book.
• Internal Organizing Phonebank  – Monday, 10/17, 6:00pm-7:00pm – Zoom Registration
Join the Internal Organizing Committee for our bimonthly phonebank to call new TCDSA members.

We will 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. These phonebanks are a chance to meet newer members to TCDSA, hear what they need from our chapter and what brings them to socialism. See the pinned post on the #internal-organizing channel on Slack to preview the script. 

All are welcome to join, but new members should note that this is a group calling session where we will be calling you, not an event designed for new members.
• TechOps: Website Content Strategy  – Tuesday, 10/18, 5:00pm-6:00pm – Zoom Registration
We will talk about how to coordinate the work of adding content to the website across the chapter among relevant working groups such as communications & political education.
• Street Corps WG: General Organizing Meeting – Tuesday, 10/18, 6:00pm-7:00pm – Zoom Registration
Organizing meeting of the new Street Corps Working Group. Join us to discuss issues in the community and what mutual aid, community building, and community defense projects we can organize to address them!
• Internal Organizing Committee  – Wednesday, 10/19, 6:30pm-8:00pm – Zoom Registration
The Internal Organizing Committee works to create the spaces, structures, and resources to initiate and sustain members’ active and healthy participation in chapter work. Through internal organizing, we strive to grow our capacity by developing confident and skilled organizers and leaders who are empowered to turn their resources into collective power to make socialist change. Join the #internal-organizing channel on Slack for more info. New members are always welcome to join!
• Socialist Feminist Branch Meeting – Tuesday, 10/25, 6:30pm-8:00pm – Zoom Registration
Our monthly branch meetings are a space to talk about current organizing and how people can get involved! We also have discussion centered around political education on specific topics each month. All are welcome!
• Steering Committee Meeting  – Wednesday, 10/26, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Check #steeringcommittee for the zoom link and agenda. If you are a member and need access to slack, sign up at
• St. Paul Branch Meeting – Thursday, 10/27, 7:00pm-8:30pm – Join Here
Twice monthly meeting of TCDSA St. Paul Branch
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