Branches, Working Groups, Committees, & Caucuses

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

Branches

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

Working Groups

Mental Health

Dual purpose group to promote and enhance our own and comrades mental health and to advocate for a socialist perspective on mental health in the USA and the world, including free access to a choice of mental health care.

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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.

Twitter | Facebook

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

Communications

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

Fundraising / Budget

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

tcdsatreasurer@gmail.com

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

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

Libertarian Socialist

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Inactive Groups

Any of these groups can be reactivated at any time; just plan a meeting!

Ecosocialism

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

ecosocialism@twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter

Health Justice (Working Group)

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@twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter

Housing Justice (Branch)

Housing is a human right, but while we’ve seen millions of dollars of private development invested in our neighborhoods, community members are being displaced. The housing justice branch is fighting for universal rent control, fully funded and expanded public housing, an end to homelessness, tenants rights, increased access to housing cooperatives and community land trusts, and more. Join us to learn more about the housing crisis and what actions we can collectively take to guarantee housing as a human right.

housing@twincitiesdsa.org | Twitter | Facebook

Mutual Aid Solidarity Economy (MASE) (Working Group)

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

Racial Justice (Branch)

The purpose of the Racial Justice branch 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@twincitiesdsa.org

Ramsey County (Branch)

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

ramseycounty@twincitiesdsa.org