Branches, Working Groups, Committees, & Caucuses

To find the next meeting for any of these groups, visit the events page.

Branches

Branches are based upon a shared political concern or geographic location.

Labor

Discussion of the labor movement and workers’ fights against injustice – no union experience expected. Join us to discuss organizing in your workplace, show solidarity with struggles in our community, and plan events for the broader chapter.

labor@twincitiesdsa.org

Socialist Feminist

The Socialist Feminist Branch believes in building solidarity and power at the intersections of gender, race, and class. We meet monthly for political education and action planning, hold occasional socials and chapter events, and host a reading group open to everyone.

socfem@twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter | Instagram

St. Paul

Founded in the merger of the Lower St. Paul and St. Paul North & Eastside Regional Groups, the St. Paul Branch is a space for DSA members who live, work, or organize in St. Paul and nearby communities. We meet on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Sunday of each month and hold occasional outdoor socials. Participation in the St. Paul Branch of Twin Cities DSA is open to anyone who has an interest in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, regardless of residence. See upcoming meetings at tcdsa.org/events and sign up for email updates at tcdsa.org/stpaul.

Working Groups

Working groups are based upon a specific task, action, campaign, or political strategy.

Mutual Aid Solidarity Economy (MASE)

Mutual Aid involves comrades coming together to work as equals for the common good by assessing what people need and what people can provide. This working group coordinates projects such as Brake Lights Clinics and the Solidarity Fund. Read our manifesto here.

mutualaid@twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter

Regional Organizing

In fall 2020 we formed regional organizing pods based on where members lived, in nine broad areas across the Twin Cities metro.

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Committees

Committees accomplish ongoing work necessary to the functioning of the chapter itself.

Communications

Builds and maintains the various lines of communication, both external and internal, for Twin Cities DSA. Handles a broad range of projects and responsibilities including: social media pages, website content, the biweekly newsletter, covering current chapter events and sharing writings on topics from a socialist perspective.

comms@twincitiesdsa.org

Electoral

Working on utilizing electoral activities (election campaigns and outreach, pressure campaigns on elected officials) to push forward a socialist agenda.

electoral@twincitiesdsa.org

Grievance

Handles grievances within the chapter. Find the full list of Grievance Committee members here.

grievances@twincitiesdsa.org

Internal Organizing

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 us in the #internal-organizing channel on Slack.

Operations & Tech

Maintains chapter infrastructure & technology.

operations@twincitiesdsa.org

Political Education

Brainstorm and organize political education events, the Chapter Library, and more. Find the full list of the Political Education committee leadership here.

politicaledu@twincitiesdsa.org

Steering

Consists of elected officers and representatives from branches. Meetings are open to all members. Find the full list of Steering Committee representatives here.

steering@twincitiesdsa.org

Caucuses

Caucuses are based upon a common identity, affinity, and/or political tendency.

Afrosocialists & Socialists of Color

A space exclusively for people of color to meet each other and discuss common interests, values and goals as they relate to the current white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist state of the world.

chairs@twincitiesdsa.org

Left Social Democrats

We believe in the inherent goodness of the American people, and that if given a choice between actually-existing capitalism and a socialism that respects their values, beliefs, and rights, they will choose socialism of their own free will. We are DSAers who are also part of the new national North Star Caucus devoted to socialism and democracy.

lsd@twincitiesdsa.org | Website


Inactive Groups

If you were expecting to find a working group here that is no longer listed, it may be inactive. If you would like to reactivate a previously existing working group then see our Member Wiki for more details about previous work they were engaged in & ask around on slack if anyone is interested in reviving it.