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

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

Libertarian Socialist Caucus

Socialists of Color Caucus

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

nazirmkhan [at] gmail.com

Committees

Fundraising / Budget Committee

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

tcdsatreasurer [at] gmail.com

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. Meetings are open to all members.

chairs [at] twincitiesdsa.org

Working Groups

DSA for Bernie Working Group

Bernie Sanders’ campaign is a historic opportunity to bring democratic socialist politics to millions of people. When Bernie says “not me, us,” he’s talking about an urgent political project: building a mass movement of working people that can change society.

We’re organizing to help get Sanders elected while also building our local capacity and skills for future projects. We’ll start with Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, powerful trade unions, tuition-free college, and an end to mass incarceration – but we won’t stop there.

Grievance Process

A volunteer task force to create a proposed grievance and harassment process to implement transformative justice within the chapter.

Chairs [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.

healthjustice [at] twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter

Membership Stewards (Inreach)

Inreach seeks to build connections between new members and experienced comrades, while also deepening the capacity for leadership with members who are just starting to get more involved.

Chairs [at] twincitiesdsa.org

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 [at] twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter

No Cages MN Coalition

No Cages MN is a coalition of socialist organizations – comprised of members from TCDSA, General Defense Committee (GDC) and International Socialist Organization (ISO) – dedicated to preventing ICE expansion into Minnesota. The group plans actions that resist the Trump administration’s current acts of violence against immigrants (particularly families at the border), as well as the United States’s long anti-immigrant, white supremacist, colonialist, imperialist history. For more information or to get plugged in, follow us on facebook.

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