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 »

YDSA and the Teamsters Fight at the University of Minnesota

YDSA played purely a support role for the Teamsters Local 320. Being a studentorganization, our primary aim was to educate students about the working conditions at theuniversity, and to build up support for the union among the student body. With this goal in mind,we went about tabling outside of dorm cafeterias, lit-dropping pro-Teamsters literature inuniversity… Read more »

2022 Midterm Elections: Twin Cities DSA Update

We are fast approaching the midterm general elections on November 8th. Members have voted to endorse six candidates on the ballot across the metro. With less than a month left, let’s go over what Twin Cities DSA will be doing over that month, and take some time to talk about our candidates. The Month Ahead:… Read more »

East Phillips Urban Farm Update

Rally and Make Art!  Join East Phillips organizers and community on October 9, 1PM, at the Roof Depot intersection. This will be a community rally and art-making event! The city recently tore down all the signs there, so folks will be making more to put up.  Update: On Thursday, September 22, 2022, amid ongoing protests… Read more »

Labor Rebellion

The outlines and depth of a labor uprising are becoming clearer with everyday. The rail workers group, Rail Workers United (RWU), issued a statement in support of striking Minnesota Nurses explaining that rail workers face the same conditions and problems as nurses; speed up, lack of staffing, more dangerous conditions and an attempt by bosses,… Read more »

2022 TCDSA Convention Voting Results

Bylaws and resolutions results: Bylaws Change 1: Operations Coordinator – passes. 66% required to pass. 93% in favor, 7% opposed or abstained. Bylaws Change 2: Sortition Officers – fails. 66% required to pass. 39% in favor, 61% opposed or abstained. Resolution 1: Minnesota Health Plan – passes. 50% + 1 to pass. 75% in favor,… Read more »

On the Direction for the Future of TCDSA

On September 14, 2022, the members of Twin Cities DSA voted to pass the following resolution. Whereas, the right wing is advancing – Key recent examples from the last few months include the  overturn of Roe v. Wade, the expansion of gun rights despite increasing mass slaughter, EPA rulings that accelerate climate catastrophe, and revelations… Read more »

Get on the picket line: MN Nurses Strike!

TIME SENSITIVE: Twin Cities DSA invites you September 12-14 to join the 15,000 nurses making history with their largest ever private sector strike! Ways to get involved below. This strike comes after months of failed negotiations with various hospital systems across Minnesota, with pickets happening at the following campuses:  * Abbot Northwestern (Minneapolis) * Children’s… Read more »

2022 Chapter Leadership Candidates

The following candidates are running for various positions in the Twin Cities DSA 2022 Convention this September. Descriptions for each of the positions can be found here. Co-chairRecording SecretaryTechnology CoordinatorTreasurerPolitical Action CoordinatorOperations CoordinatorPolitical Education CoordinatorMembers At-Large Co-chairs (2, at least one may not be a cis male) Arianna F. she/herHi, I’m Arianna (she/her). I have been… Read more »

Brake Light Clinic Recap

On July 31st, 8 comrades including myself led a Brake Light Clinic in the parking lot of the Black Hart of Saint Paul. This has been the first clinic hosted by the chapter in a little over 2 years, and after a little over a month of planning, we managed to assist over a dozen… Read more »