Branches, Committees, and Working Groups

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

Branches

Ecosocialism

The ecosocialism branch is organized around this idea: current ecological crises facing the planet can only be addressed through anticapitalist means. Discussion of policies, depressing climate change news, and inspiring local actions through a socialist lens.

ecosocialism [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Electoral

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

electionguide [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Housing Justice

We believe housing is a human right, but right now there are over 130,000 low-income renter families in the Twin Cities Metro who struggle to pay for housing. The Housing Justice Branch seeks to better understand the housing crisis and address housing instability through direct action and by influencing local public policy and planning.

housing [at] twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter

Labor and Economic Justice

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 [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Minnesota Valley Branch

Working Families and Working Farms in the Southwest Metro, from 494 Southwest, including Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and all of Carver, Scott, Le Sueur, and Sibley Counties

minnesotavalley [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Racial Justice Branch

The purpose of the RJWG is to de-center whiteness and center racial equity, communities of color, womxn, poor & working class, etc, with the specific understanding that issues and identities are intersectional. We are currently active in the political education of TCDSA and involved externally in fighting ICE with a broader coalition of community organizations. All are welcome to join us. 

racialjustice [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Ramsey County Branch

Focusing on local issues affecting the densest county in the country.

ramseycounty [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Socialist Feminism

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 [at] twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter | Instagram

Young Democratic Socialists of America at UofM

Get involved in campus politics and help organize a Labor Institute event connecting students with unions and class struggle.

ydsumn [at] twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter

Caucuses

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 [at] twincitiesdsa.org | Website | Website

Committees

Fundraising / Budget Committee

Develops fundraising ideas; assists the Steering Committee in proposing an annual budget.

treasurer [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Operations

Brainstorm and organize fundraising, communications, social events, and other chapter business.

operations [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Political Education Committee

Brainstorm and organize political education events, the Chapter Library, and more.

politicaledu [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Steering

Consists of elected officers and representatives from branches and working groups.

chairs [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Working Groups

Mutual Aid

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.

mutualaid [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Health Justice

As the American health insurance system continues its collapse, the time has never been more ripe for single-payer health care. Through education and action, the Single-Payer/Healthcare Issues branch will work to promote a Medicare-for-All system both in Minnesota and across the nation. Only by totally and completely removing the private insurance industry from the picture can we bring fairness and justice to the provision of health care.

singlepayer [at] twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter