Rent control

  • West Side Community Organization Shows Us What Organizing Can Do

    West Side Community Organization Shows Us What Organizing Can Do

    Report Back from WSCO’s Annual Meeting and Reflections on Community Organizing and Direct Democracy West Side Community Organization (WSCO), the neighborhood organization of St. Paul’s West Side and the Planning Council for St. Paul’s 3rd planning district, is unique among district councils in St. Paul. WSCO actually represents and organizes its community. At the annual…

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  • Looking Forward to 2023 Elections in Minneapolis & Saint Paul

    Looking Forward to 2023 Elections in Minneapolis & Saint Paul

    A quirk in redistricting laws has the Minneapolis election season kicking off just eleven months after the City Council was sworn in. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) incumbents Jason Chavez and Robin Wonsley launched  their re-election campaigns earlier in November. Both kickoffs emphasized the role of DSA elected officials in supporting working class movements across…

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  • Summary of First TCDSA Rent Control Action Hour

    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…

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  • The People Took Some Power

    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,…

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  • Relating to the DFL

    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…

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  • Make 2022 the Year of Rent Control in Minneapolis!

    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%…

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  • Electoral Committee Update on Minneapolis Campaigns

    Electoral Committee Update on Minneapolis Campaigns

    With only a few weeks until November 2nd, the mailers have been flying fast, door knockers are everywhere, and with everything from public safety to rent control on the ballot, let’s take a brief look at the candidates and ballot questions Twin Cities DSA has endorsed. (All of them happen to be in Minneapolis this…

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Our 2021 Endorsements

    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…

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  • TCDSA endorses Minneapolis United for Rent Control (MURC)

    TCDSA endorses Minneapolis United for Rent Control (MURC)

    Here’s what you can do: Sign MURC’s petition to help hit the goal of 20,000 signatures by the summer, when the City Council decides to put these amendments on the ballot. Take a few minutes to fill out how you would like to be involved. When you’re done, share it with your friends! Follow MURC…

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