2021 Position Descriptions

The following positions will be up for election in September at the 2021 TCDSA Convention: Co-chair Recording Secretary Technology Coordinator Treasurer Political Education Coordinators (three seats, one of which is a Steering Committee seat) Members At Large (three seats) Grievance Committee (six seats) For more info about the powers and duties of the Steering Committee… 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 »

2021 Convention Delegates Questionnaire

Are you a member of any caucuses within DSA, either locally or nationally, and/or a member of a non-DSA leftist organization? What do you believe the relationship between local chapters should be? Are there specific structural or operational changes you think are necessary to achieve this relationship? What is your highest priority in terms of… Read more »

Let Us Vote! Day of Action for Rent Control

Save the Date! June 12th, Day of Action with Minneapolis United for Rent Control. The Minneapolis City Council has proposed two charter amendments that lay out two possible paths to pass rent control. One puts the decision into the hands of City Hall. One makes possible a renter-led petition. We want to keep the decision… Read more »

The Second Spanish Republic and Civil War

Part 3 of Between the World Wars A Political Education snippet The Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939) was a short-lived democracy born out of a military dictatorship and which gave birth to yet another, the vengeful regime of General Francisco Franco. The Second Republic tells a familiar story of the interwar period in Europe. The fall… Read more »

A No Cages update

What’s been going on? Most recently, No Cages, in partnership with TCDSA and the Women’s Prison Book Project, sent over 750 mailers with hand-written notes and a document with frequently asked questions* about the COVID-19 vaccine to help folks make the best decision for themselves related to the vaccine. Right before this, we were pushing… Read more »

Student, Worker Solidarity Leads to Victory at the U of M

The MN Higher Ed Worker Center (HEWC) and a coalition of faculty, student groups, frontline unions and community organizations (including TCDSA) experienced a big victory during Monday night’s UMN Board of Regents election. Following weeks of intensive lobbying and outside pressure and organizing, right-wing populist Michael Hsu and union-busting attorney Karen Schanfield were both defeated during an hours-long joint convention of the MN… Read more »