We want to thank the nearly 200 folks who joined us at our Empty Homes Tax ballot initiative kickoff! DSA SF’s Electoral Board helped develop the Empty Homes Tax and we as a chapter have committed to pushing this powerful measure past the finish line. The tax will make speculators and landlords pay for the vacant homes they hoard – denying stable housing to thousands of San Franciscans – and it will be because of our efforts.
And, that was just the kickoff! There’s lots more work to be done in the coming months to ensure victory at the polls this year – keep your eyes open for more opportunities to get involved, or sign up to join the campaign using the link here. When we show up together, we win!
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🌹 Wednesday, 3/2 (5:00 p.m.): Phonebank for tenants’ rights with Daybreak PAC (Zoom)
🌹 Saturday, 3/5 (1:00 p.m.): Rally for Yemen (in-person at Lake Merritt in Oakland)
🌹 Sunday, 3/6 (2:00 p.m.): Naila and the Uprising Film Screening (Zoom)
🌹 Thursday, 3/10 (7:00 p.m.): Introduction to Democratic Socialism: Session One (in-person at the DSA SF office on 1916 McAllister Street)
🌹 Saturday, 3/19 (2:00 p.m.): Ecosocialist Book Club: Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future (in-person, at the Panhandle in Golden Gate Park)
Join us for a day of action to call for an end to the war on Yemen
Join us for a day of action this Saturday, March 5, at 1:00 p.m. at Lake Merritt in Oakland to protest to end the war on Yemen. The United States began supporting the Saudi/UAE-led coalition’s war and blockade of Yemen in March 2015. The war is starving a child to death every 75 seconds, and we are calling Congress to introduce a Yemen War Powers Resolution now! Learn more here.
Learn about Palestinian women and the resistance against settler-colonialism
Join us and East Bay DSA for a film screening of Naila and the Uprising this Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. This film is about a Palestinian woman activist named Naila Ayesh who resisted against the Israeli occupation during the First Intifada from 1987 to 1993. This is also in partnership with the National BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group. This film screening highlights the importance of Palestinian women coming together to share knowledge, mobilize their community, and more. This film is just over 1 hour long, and we will have a group discussion after watching the film. Register here to join us!
Join the Education Committee for an Intro to Democratic Socialism!
Whether you’re new to socialism or just need a refresher on the basics, everyone is welcome to attend session one of Introduction to Democratic Socialism with DSA SF member and former Massachusetts House of Representatives member Tom Gallagher. The first session will take place at the DSA office on 1916 McAllister Street on Thursday, March 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will cover class, political economy, labor theory of value, and what we mean when we talk about capitalism, socialism, and communism. Relevant reading for the session includes Socialism for Beginners by Anna Paczuska, Marx for Beginners by Rius, and Value, Price and Profit (Wages, Price, and Profit) by Karl Marx. We ask that all in attendance be masked and vaccinated.
Teach-In: Palestine & BDS 101
Want to learn more about Palestine and BDS? Join DSA SF and DSA East Bay for a teach-in on Sunday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m. to learn more about this topic. We’ll be joined by speakers such as Lara Kiswani from AROC, Olivia Katbi from BDS Movement and Portland DSA, and Nadya Tannous from Palestinian Youth Movement, NDN Collective, and Al-Shabaka. This is an amazing lineup, so people definitely don’t want to miss out! Register for the Zoom session here.