Latest news from the Democratic Socialist Caucus

On Sunday, January 8, the Democratic Socialist Caucus (DSC) held its third annual convention, in fully virtual mode. The Democratic Socialist Caucus was formed in 2019-2020 with the intention of becoming a Community Outreach Organization within the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) Party, and eventually a Community Caucus of the organization. As detailed in this story… Read more »

Post-Election Debrief: Recentering After Two Years

On December 10th, Twin Cities DSA members met to discuss what is the role of electoral campaigns going forward. In light of the potential approval of the policy platform and chapter priorities proposals, we discussed how this work could advance TCDSA’s political vision, what the chapter is seeking from the endorsement process, how to build… Read more »

The Dangers Ahead

Driven by voters who wanted to defend the right to abortion and those who understood that Republican victories on Election Day would lead to a curtailment of democratic rights, the Democratic Party dodged a bullet. With young voters leading the way, a Red Tide was stopped. This was despite the Democratic Party’s absolute refusal to… Read more »

Twin Cities DSA Statement on the 2022 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 10, 2022 Contact: steering@twincitiesdsa.org We want to start by congratulating our TCDSA-endorsed candidates: Zaynab Mohamed, Omar Fateh, Samantha Sencer-Mura, Athena Hollins, Mai Chong Xiong, and Aaron Wagner all won their elections! They and all of the dedicated folks who made their victories possible should be proud of the organizing they’ve done.… Read more »

Relating to the DFL

How and when to relate to the Democratic Party? It’s a vexing question, one that members of DSA spend a lot of time thinking about. In 1896 the People’s Party, a populist formation, joined the Democratic Party and was quickly subsumed. In the 1930’s the labor union bureaucracy kept workers in the Democratic Party, in… Read more »

Cut off! Canvassing as an Independent

Whether you love it or hate it, if you’ve canvassed for a liberal, progressive, or DFL candidate for office in the last few years, you’re probably aware of the Voter Activation Network (VAN). Grassroots campaigns can “make or break” on their ability to reach out to communities and connect with voters on the issues, and… Read more »