It’s time to show solidarity with our working class comrades – let’s build class unity and consciousness with our labor brothers and sisters! Members of AFSCME 829 are going on strike on Monday, July 18 and need strike support from DSA. The strikers are Sequoia hospital workers in Redwood City, and Silicon Valley/Peninsula and EB DSA are all heading down – let’s be sure to show a little SF solidarity too.
Their staff organizer is also one of our very own DSA SF members – he’s hoping that his working class members meet DSA folks and get involved with our work. They need folks to show up at a rally at noon on Monday, July 18 at the Sequoia Hospital (170 Alameda de las Pulgas in Redwood City) to support and help get strikers plugged into the socialist movement.
But, as the strike goes on, they’ll need continued support. If Monday doesn’t work for folks, use this when2meet to add your availability, and we can coordinate our own contingent date for as long as the strike goes on – whatever it takes to get a win for labor! Want to show up? Call Jen at 510 367 1984 to coordinate a ride!
DSA SF Comms Committee
🌹 Wednesday, 7/13 (6:45 p.m-9:00 p.m.): July chapter meeting (in person at the PSL office on 2969 Mission St and Zoom)
🌹 Saturday, 7/16 (11:00 a.m): Empty Homes Tax Field Kickoff (Duboce Park, corner of Steiner and Duboce)
🌹 Monday, 7/18 (12:00 p.m): Sequoia Hospital Strike Kickoff (Sequoia Hospital, 170 Alameda de las Pulgas in Redwood City)
🌹 Saturday, 7/23 (12:00 p.m): Free Muni Full Service Priority Launch (Dolores Park)
🌹 Monday, 7/25 (6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.): Ecosocialist Book Club: Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò’s Reconsidering Reparations – Session One (Zoom)
Our next chapter meeting is tomorrow, July 13!
The July chapter meeting will be tomorrow, July 13 from 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m – please note that the in-person meeting has changed venues, and will now be at the PSL office on 2969 Mission St. The meeting will still be accessible on Zoom, as well.
The Steering Committee would like members to be aware of three bylaws amendments coming up for consideration:
1. VOTE: Bylaws Cleanup Amendment presented by Sean T. at the June convention (more details on the DSA SF forum)
2. PRESENT: Standardize Eligibility Criteria Amendment also written by Sean T. (more details on the DSA SF forum)
3. PRESENT: YDSA Amendment written by Artem I (more details on the DSA SF forum)
Members who do not have access to the forum can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for the Empty Homes Tax Field Kickoff this Saturday!
Now that our Empty Homes Tax signature drive has been successful, we need to begin the campaign to spread the word to the rest of the city. Join the Empty Homes Tax Campaign on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Duboce Park on the corner of Steiner and Duboce and help us get the next phase of the campaign started on the right foot! This is going to be a huge event with speakers and press, so be sure to turn out and help us show that the people of SF want to pass a vacancy tax. Please note that the time and location has changed since the original announcement!
Help launch the Free Muni Full Service chapter priority next Saturday!
Want to get involved in one of our chapter’s newest priorities? Come help launch Free Muni Full Service! On Saturday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m., come to Dolores Park to learn what Free Muni Full Service is, how to get involved, and about continuing transit justice work happening in San Francisco. There will be light refreshments and hard asks – RSVP now!
Ecosocialist Book Club: Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò’s Reconsidering Reparations
Join the DSA SF Ecosocialist Committee’s book club for a three-part discussion this summer. We’re reading and discussing Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò’s Reconsidering Reparations, and will be meeting on July 25, August 8, and August 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Zoom. Open to all!