Summary of First TCDSA Rent Control Action Hour

Saturday, March 5th was our first Rent Control Action Hour, where 12 comrades gathered on Zoom. We first grounded ourselves in the fights for rent control happening in St. Paul and Minneapolis, and acknowledging our well-funded opposition in the capitalist real estate lobby with their ties to police and right-wing politicians on “both sides of… Read more »

The People Took Some Power

In 2020, Housing Equity Now St. Paul (HENS) launched what would become the Keep St. Paul Home (KSPH) campaign for residential rent control, placing a 3% annual rent increase limit on all residential rents in the city of St. Paul regardless of change of occupancy. The average rent increase in Minnesota is 3% per year,… 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 »

Make 2022 the Year of Rent Control in Minneapolis!

On January 10th, the new city council’s Inauguration Day, join Minneapolis United for Rent Control (MURC) and their coalition for a rally to “Make 2022 the Year of Rent Control in Minneapolis!”  Voters in Minneapolis and St. Paul were loud and clear in their support for rent control last fall, passing proposals with over 52%… Read more »

Everything You Need To Know About Our 2021 Endorsements

With massive support from membership, Twin Cities DSA has endorsed four candidates in the 2021 Minneapolis Elections. All candidates are committed to the chapter backed measures for a meaningful rent control policy and department of public safety, and understand that change will require a broad, multiracial working-class coalition to create a Minneapolis for all of… Read more »