Ezra Ishman Solidarity Fund

Twin Cities DSA recognizes that living under capitalism sucks. Sometimes we all need help, and sometimes we can help others. The Solidarity Fund is a wealth redistribution tool. Please ask for help if you need it, and when you don’t, please donate what you can.

The TCDSA Mutual Aid and Solidarity Economy Working Group administers a Solidarity Fund, which puts money in the pockets of people during times of need.

If you live in the Twin Cities metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties), are a member of TCDSA or an allied organization, and your household has not requested money previously in the past year, apply below for a disbursement of up to $200. Most are sent through PayPal, but we may also be able to meet in person to deliver funds.

Request Aid

Donate to the Fund

The Ezra Ishman Solidarity Fund is not currently accepting applications. Check back later or watch for updates on TCDSA’s social media.

You can also donate cash. Just find a MASE Working Group member at the next General Membership meeting

This Fund is modeled on a similar fund organized and administered successfully by the DSA Santa Fe chapter; we are grateful to comrade Ken Baumann for his guidance in creating our chapter’s fund. To learn how to roll your own solidarity fund, read our guide here.

In June 2021, the members of Twin Cities DSA voted to rename the solidarity fund in honor of our late comrade Ezra Ishman, who was the TCDSA treasurer.