News

For general news to membership and the public.

  • Twin Cities DSA Stands With Palestine

    Twin Cities DSA Stands With Palestine

    On March 16, 2022, the members of Twin Cities DSA voted to pass the following resolution. RESOLUTION: Twin Cities DSA Stands With Palestine  WHEREAS, Socialists have always understood anti-imperialism and supporting national liberation movements to be a core part of their struggle; WHEREAS, Israel’s Apartheid regime is funded by billions of dollars in aid from…

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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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  • TCDSA’s Response to Amir Locke’s Murder by the MPD

    TCDSA’s Response to Amir Locke’s Murder by the MPD

    Next Step: Chapter Response Meeting on February 13th, 1pm over Zoom. Register here. All of us in DSA are devastated by the killing of Amir Locke –  yet another murder at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department.  While shocking, Amir’s death is the sadly predictable result of the continued existence of a violent and…

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  • Solidarity Fund February 2022 Update

    Solidarity Fund February 2022 Update

    TCDSA’s Ezra Ishman Solidarity Fund opened for requests at the end of January. Over the four days the fund was open, TCDSA’s announcement was shared through organizing networks and among families and friends in need. We received 68 requests from at least 24 different ZIP codes across the Twin Cities metro area. We distributed a…

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  • What has the Electoral Committee been up to? A lot, and you should get involved!

    What has the Electoral Committee been up to? A lot, and you should get involved!

    The Electoral Committee oversees the chapter endorsement process and campaigns for endorsed candidates.  It is currently working with the Steering Committee to develop the structure of elected official engagement and accountability. Everyone is welcome to our regular monthly meetings the first Sunday of every month at 2PM. This process only happens because members make it…

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  • The Unionization of Everything and Other Seismic Shifts

    The Unionization of Everything and Other Seismic Shifts

    It’s 1:30 pm on the last Sunday in January and I am watching and listening to a Zoom presentation coming from East Side Freedom Library (ESFL). You can watch the recording of the presentation, which was also live-streamed on ESFL’s Facebook page, at this link: East Side Freedom Library panel discussion with UFCW and Half…

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  • 2022 First-Round Endorsements

    2022 First-Round Endorsements

    TCDSA is proud to announce endorsement of four candidates to bring the values of Democratic Socialism to the MN State Legislature: 🌹 Omar Fateh – Senate District 62 🌹 Zaynab Mohamed – Senate District 63 🌹 Sheigh Freeberg – Senate District 65 🌹 Fabian Bean – House District 63A Our endorsements are not just words.…

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  • 2021 TCDSA Grievance Committee election results

    2021 TCDSA Grievance Committee election results

    Election results are in! Thanks to everyone who voted in the election following our chapter convention! We are happy to announce the results of the Grievance Committee election. Robbie O., Jia M., Jory F., Brian K., and Hilary B. have all been elected to the committee for two year terms. Handling conflict and harmful behaviors…

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  • Rent Stabilization has passed in St. Paul!

    Rent Stabilization has passed in St. Paul!

    Having passed one of the strongest rent stabilization policies around, we know that those of us who rent our homes, as well as the renting majority of our neighbors, can more easily root ourselves in our communities and plan for a future in the city we love. This historic policy will limit all residential rent…

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  • Statement on the 2021 Election Results

    Statement on the 2021 Election Results

    The Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) congratulates our endorsed candidates and chapter members Robin Wonsley Worlobah, Jason Chavez, and Aisha Chughtai on their election to represent Wards 2, 9, and 10 on the Minneapolis City Council. We look forward to working with our elected members to push a working class…

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  • 2021 TCDSA Convention election results

    2021 TCDSA Convention election results

    Election results are in! Thanks to everyone who voted in the election following our chapter convention. Our election results are as follows: Co-chair Ian R. Treasurer Tim H. Recording Secretary Javier M. Tech Coordinator Eugene B. Political Education Coordinators Sneha N. Kip H. Deb R. Members at Large Mara K. Aurin C. Nica C. Bylaw…

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