TCDSA COVID-19 Response: Live Media Conference

Event: Media ConferenceWhen:​ Tuesday, May 26, 2020Time: ​10:00 AMLocation: ​Former BIX Produce Co. warehouse, 1415 L’Orient St, St. PaulWho: ​Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of AmericaWhy:​ TCDSA demands for extension of stay-at-home order and robust social safety net—enabling safe reopening at appropriate timeContact: ​Tim Schaefer, TCDSA Co-Chair, Phone 414-687-7632, [email protected] SUMMARYThe Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of… Read more »

This is not the working people’s reopening

Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Respond to the Walz/Flanagan Administration’s Business-First Reopening of the State I just don’t think there’s anything I can do, that can be done. We’ve been sold out. Minnesota Nurse Last week, Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesota will begin reopening on May 18th with a full reopening of the… Read more »

Grievance Committee Update

Since members were elected at the November 2019 general meeting, the eight folks who comprise the Twin Cities DSA Grievance Committee have been hard at work assessing current issues and envisioning what the Grievance Committee could be.  We meet on a monthly basis to discuss new grievances and concerns within the chapter, review past grievance… Read more »

Solidarity and Support for the Venezuelan People

Venezuela, by most estimates, has the world’s largest proven reserves of petroleum on the planet. Such immense oil wealth should mean that it has one of the highest standards of living on the planet and the capacity to transition toward a green economy. That would be the ideal, but is far from reality in Venezuela.… Read more »

#FreeThemAll #NoCages

Twin Cities DSA sprang into action on many issues that came to the surface as the COVID-19 pandemic began and Minnesota declared a state of emergency. Comrades active in the NoCages coalition and on the #antiicemobilization channel in Slack took part in an innovative Car Sit-in demonstration on Friday, March 27, at the MN Governor’s… Read more »

Endorsed Candidate Profile: Omar Fateh for MN62 Senator

Omar Fateh is a Twin Cities DSA member running for the Minnesota Senate in District 62. Fateh is the son of hard-working immigrants from Somalia. They instilled in him the values of leadership and personal sacrifice, while raising him to work first and foremost to increase opportunity, justice, and equity for our community. Having worked… Read more »

MASE Solidarity Fund

This month, the phrase “mutual aid” entered the lexicon of the American mainstream. The term, which refers to the sharing of resources among communities of people, wasn’t a new one for Twin Cities DSA – our Mutual Aid/Solidarity Economy (MASE) working group has been around for three years, and while for the most part we’ve… Read more »

Met Council/ Phone Zap

The bus drivers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 have been keeping our public transit system working, yet they are putting themselves at serious risk of contracting COVID-19. For their safety, ATU Local 1005 has been pushing for suspending fare collection and having passengers enter through rear doors. This past Tuesday, TC DSA’s Labor Branch… Read more »

TCDSA Responds to Governor Walz Enacting Eviction Moratorium

March 23, 2020 Ever since a peacetime state of emergency was declared amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesotans have been calling for a statewide eviction moratorium. Last week, hundreds of people made thousands of calls to the Walz Administration demanding that they take emergency action to guarantee healthcare, economic and social security, and safety amid this… Read more »