Convention is fast approaching!

We meet as comrades several times a year. The September convention is the most significant of these meetings because we elect our those who will lead us until next September. This year a co-chair, recording secretary, tech ops coordinator, treasurer, and political education coordinator are up for election. We will also debate and vote on… Read more »

Convention reportback: Nic R.

DSA Is In It For the Long Haul By Nic Raymond I couldn’t wait to get to convention this year. Attending the 2017 DSA convention in Chicago as a greenhorn organizer largely unaware of the internal political debates of the organization was eye opening. Arguments and disagreements largely went over my head, and I voted… Read more »

Convention reportback: Anders B.

“Where do correct ideas come from? Do they drop from the skies? No. Are they innate in the mind? No. They come from social practice, and from it alone…” Over the four day weekend biennial National DSA convention, as the largest US-based socialist organization in over half a century sketched out bold plans for how… Read more »

Convention reportback: Tracy W.

As a delegate to the convention, there were a lot of resolutions brought to the floor that I was proud to support. One of those resolutions, which took a complicated path to the convention floor, is Resolution 53, DSA Supports Decriminalization of Sex Work. Because TCDSA passed its own resolution affirming solidarity with sex workers… Read more »

Steering Committee Elections!

It’s that time of year again, comrades: the September convention is just under a month away (September 21st!), and that means it’s time to start considering whether you are the right person to run for leadership as co-chair, grievance process advocate(s), political education coordinator, recording secretary, treasurer, or technology coordinator. Don’t forget that in addition… Read more »

Taking Action Against Concentration Camps

On Thursday, August 8, shortly after noon, approximately 100 activists descended on Thrivent Financial Services—a local Lutheran investment bank that’s invested an estimated $4 million in companies that run ICE detention centers—to hold a public memorial for children killed in ICE custody over the last year. We had intended to enter the building to hold… Read more »

DSA for Bernie 2020

The Twin Cities DSA for Bernie 2020 working group is ramping up! We kicked off with a debate watch party with 80+ people in attendance, then proceeded to prepare campaign infrastructure — getting more familiar with our new tech tools, canvassing scripts and creating literature. Some of our delegation to the 2019 DSA National Convention… Read more »

Convention reportback: Anne B.

Hi comrades, I’ve officially recovered enough from convention weekend to be able to put together my thoughts, at least a little bit. You don’t need a long essay from me – if you’ve heard anything about the convention, you probably know that Friday morning was frustrating because of proxy fights via procedural Roberts Rules-ing and,… Read more »

Convention reportback: Tim S.

Hey there! I’m Tim S., one of the 19 Twin Cities delegates to the 2019 DSA Convention. How’s it going? That’s great, I’m also doing well. Thanks for asking! (I’m assuming you asked, you seem very nice.) This was my first DSA National Convention and it was fairly eye opening. I don’t follow DSA national… Read more »