TCDSA COVID-19 Response: Live Media Conference

The Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America (TCDSA) responds to the Walz-Flanagan administration’s unscientific and reckless decision to reopen the state with a press conference highlighting stories from impacted Minnesotans. Following the Governor’s lifting of the stay-at-home order on May17, 2020, essential workers and other vulnerable Minnesotans on the frontlines face a difficult choice: covering needs like rent and groceries, or ensuring their safety in COVID-19. Rather than re-opening during a life-threatening pandemic or further deepening our economic inequality, TCDSA believes there is an alternative path. This media conference will be held at the former BIX Produce Co. warehouse purchased by the state of Minnesota for $5.4 million to store the bodies of thousands of Minnesotans who will die in the peak of the pandemic.

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 »

#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 »

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 »