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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Relating to the DFL

How and when to relate to the Democratic Party? It’s a vexing question, one that members of DSA spend a lot of time thinking about. In 1896 the People’s Party, a populist formation, joined the Democratic Party and was quickly subsumed. In the 1930’s the labor union bureaucracy kept workers in the Democratic Party, in… Read more »

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.… Read more »

Upcoming events 1.10.2022-1.17.2022

The days are getting longer, and there is plenty to do over the next week! For all TCDSA events and meetings, check out our calendar. Rally for Strong Rent Control in Mpls! Monday, 1.10.2022, 10:45am Join our coalition partners at MURC as we show the new City Council that we demand a strong rent control… Read more »

Jacobins and Marxists : A Shared History

Political Education Snippet #9 How it started It started with wondering about two questions. 1. Why are the Jacobins called that? 2. Why is a  Marxist 21st Century magazine about modern socialism called Jacobin?  The first question is easily answered. (Thanks to Wikipedia.)  Jacobin (political) Not to be confused with Jacobitism or the Jacobean era.… Read more »

A Strike in Every School

What would a strike at every school in every neighborhood mean for workers in Minneapolis? The last time the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) went on strike was over 50 years ago, amidst a national trend of unions avoiding striking for the last 40 years. Teachers have been more willing to break that trend due… Read more »

Starbucks Union and Organizing in 2022

This month Starbucks workers at three locations in Buffalo NY made history by voting to confirm their union. Workers at one store voted overwhelmingly to approve the union, the vote at a second location did not succeed, and at the time of writing several votes at a third location are being disputed; however, the margin… Read more »