Met Council/ Phone Zap

The bus drivers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 have been keeping our public transit system working, yet they are putting themselves at serious risk of contracting COVID-19. For their safety, ATU Local 1005 has been pushing for suspending fare collection and having passengers enter through rear doors. This past Tuesday, TC DSA’s Labor Branch… Read more »

TCDSA Responds to Governor Walz Enacting Eviction Moratorium

March 23, 2020 Ever since a peacetime state of emergency was declared amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesotans have been calling for a statewide eviction moratorium. Last week, hundreds of people made thousands of calls to the Walz Administration demanding that they take emergency action to guarantee healthcare, economic and social security, and safety amid this… Read more »

Twin Cities DSA and friends protest Line 3, call out fossil fuel industry for buying political influence

On February 26, 2020, members of Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America, Northfield Against Line 3, and other allies from the Movement to Stop Line 3 gathered in downtown Minneapolis at the offices of Winthrop & Weinstine—one of Minnesota’s premier corporate law firms and lobby shops—to call out its relationship with Enbridge Energy, the company… Read more »

How to Fight Bloomberg and Win

The genesis of this piece is a debate between comrades about how to relate to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to be the Democratic candidate for president. Two weeks ago, Bloomberg opened five new campaign offices in Minnesota. I proposed that TCDSA take the opportunity to protest Bloomberg at the nearest one;… Read more »

TCDSA endorses Sonia Neculescu for MN House 60A

The membership of the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America has voted to endorse Sonia Neculescu in the special election for MN House 60A. The DFL primary is on January 21st and early voting is available now. Find your polling place at https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/. Sonia is a working class resident of Northeast Minneapolis. She’s a first-generation… Read more »

Minnesota Labor for Bernie

A new group in the movement to elect Bernie Sanders president formed in December, Minnesota Labor for Bernie. Why Labor for Bernie? National Union Members for Bernie Coordinator Jonah Furman says, “There are 14.7 million of us and 30 million voters in the 2016 Democratic primaries. We can make the difference.” He goes on to… Read more »

Introducing the Red Loons

Hello TCDSA! We are the Red Loons, an independent leftist supporters group of Minnesota United FC, Minnesota’s new Major League Soccer team. While some of you are members already or have worked with us on community and political projects, we thought it was high time we extended an invitation to anyone who wants to have… Read more »

Success! Nelsie Yang for Ward 6

The city of St Paul held city council elections this Tuesday 5 November and Twin Cities DSA recommended members volunteer support for Nelsie Yang, candidate for city council in Ward 6. Twin Cities DSA did not host formal endorsement meetings this year, however a group of chapter members approached the elected leadership asking for an urgent… Read more »

Twin Cities DSA Supports Aisha Gomez

The following resolution was passed by the Steering Committee on October 30, 2019. WHEREAS, on October 10, 2019, the Minneapolis Police Department used violent, escalatory tactics including indiscriminate spraying of chemical irritants and charging horses into crowds after a rally by Donald Trump, and WHEREAS, the MPD used these tactics in an effort to to… Read more »