🌹Wednesday, 12/13 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): HWG Reading Group – Mean Streets (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 12/13 (6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): December Chapter Meeting (Zoom and in person at 209 Golden Gate Avenue. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.)

🌹Friday, 12/15 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Sunday, 12/17 through Monday, 1/1: ❄️Chapter-Wide Winter Break❄️ (See you in January!)

Check out https://dsasf.org/events/ for more events.

Ceasefire Update from the Electoral Board

Last Tuesday (12/5), District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston introduced a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and provision of humanitarian aid. Over 2,000 San Francisco residents turned out to make public comment, including many DSA SF members. Despite this showing of popular support, many Supervisors are still too afraid to sign on to the resolution. We urge all members to email their supervisors using this template for talking points.

Moments like these highlight the importance of having a Democratic Socialist in office. Please help DSA member Dean Preston keep his seat in 2024 by making a contribution to his re-election campaign.

Submit Your Nominations for Chapter Leadership!

Hello, comrades! We are now opening nominations for chapter leadership! Please fill out this form if you would like to nominate yourself or a comrade for a leadership position!

Leadership positions for the following chapter bodies are up for chapter-wide elections:

  • Labor Board (5 seats)
  • Electoral Board (5 seats)
  • Mutual Aid Priority Leadership (3 seats total, 1 vacant)
  • Chapter Coordination Committee Co-Chairs (2 seats)
  • Education Board (3 seats)
  • Ecosocialists Committee Co-Chairs (2 seats)
  • Tenant Organizing Working Group Co-Chairs (2 seats)

The following chapter bodies will be holding internal elections, which will be ratified by the chapter:

  • Homelessness Working Group Co-Chairs
  • AfroSocialists & Socialists of Color Committee Co-Chairs

Elections and ratification votes will be held tomorrow at our December chapter meeting!

Smolidarity is Coming Back for the December Chapter Meeting!

The chapter is coordinating childwatch for the upcoming chapter meeting in December! If you are a parent or caregiver and you would like to bring your kids to the meeting, take a moment to fill out this form so we can make sure we have enough volunteers and the right supplies on hand.

If you would like to help out with the chapter’s smolidarity efforts, drop a line in the #priority-mutual-aid channel on Slack!

DSA SF 2024 Pet Calendar cover, featuring a photo of a long-haired cat named Saffron by Alan D.

Get Your DSA Pet Calendar

We will be selling our beautiful pet calendar at the chapter meeting this Wednesday! A perfect gift for your loved ones and a great way to commemorate great moments of socialist history.

❄️Winter Break❄️

At the last chapter meeting, members passed a Holiday Break Resolution calling for a pause in regular chapter activities from Sunday, December 17th until Monday, January 1st. This break is intended to give folks time to rest, relax, and recuperate as we enter the winter season.

What this means in practice is a pause in our organizing for the latter half of December, including canceling regularly scheduled chapter body meetings, fewer events being held, and some chapter coordination functions like CCC support, new member onboarding, and the newsletter taking a break for a couple weeks.

We hope chapter members will take this period to recuperate and recharge so we can all return energized in the New Year.

The Chapter Coordination Committee (CCC) regularly rotates duties among chapter members. This allows us to train new members in key duties that help keep the chapter running like organizing chapter meetings, keeping records updated, office cleanup, updating the DSA SF website and newsletter, etc. Members can view current CCC rotations.

To help with the day-to-day tasks that keep the chapter running, fill out the CCC help form.

Questions? Feedback? Something to add?

We welcome your feedback. If you have comments or suggestions, feel free to reply to this email or send a message to the #newsletter channel on Slack.

For information on how to add content, check out the Newsletter Q&A thread on the forum.