Upcoming Events

🌹Tuesday, 12/5 (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.): Strike CFA-SFSU (In person at SFSU; exact address will be announced the week before)

🌹Tuesday, 12/5 (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Support the Ceasefire Resolution at the Board of Supervisors! (Send emails or attend in person at City Hall, Room 250)

🌹Tuesday, 12/5 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): 📚How to Be an Organizer Training (Zoom)

🌹Wednesday, 12/6 (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) 🎲(Labor) Board Game Night (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Thursday, 12/7 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Ecosocialist Monthly Meeting (Zoom)

🌹Friday, 12/8 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, 12/9 (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, 12/9 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): HWG Sock Distro (Meet in person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Sunday, 12/10 (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Great DSA Bake-Off (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹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)

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

Events & Actions

Tell your supervisor: Permanent ceasefire now! The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is proposing a ceasefire resolution. Tell your representative that we do not want our tax dollars to be used for genocide.

TODAY: Tell Your Supervisor You Want a Permanent Ceasefire Now!

Supervisor Dean Preston’s resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and provision of humanitarian aid will be introduced at the next Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Tell the Board of Supervisors you support a ceasefire now!

There are three ways you can do so:

Make sure your voice is heard and that the Board hears loud and clear that San Franciscans demand a permanent ceasefire!

DSA San Francisco Holiday Party and Baking Contest featuring celebrity guest judges. Get gifts for your loved ones! Handgrafted goods, silent art auction, one-of-a-kind experiences. 10 December, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 1916 McAllister Street

Holiday Party and Bake Sale

Join us for our holiday bash Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m. at 1916 McAllister and try the best baking DSA SF has to offer! Featuring celebrity guest judges Joanna Fuller from Devil’s Teeth Baking Company, labor organizer and comedian Nato Green and California labor historian and author of From Mission to Microchip Fred Glass!

In addition to delicious treats we will have plenty of cool gifts for you to buy for your loved ones (or yourself!) with handcrafted goods by DSA members, a silent art auction, and one-of-a-kind experiences! Sign up for the baking contest here.

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 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!

❄️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.

Behind the Scenes

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.

Feedback? Questions? Something to add?

We’re always looking for feedback. If you have comments or suggestions, feel free to 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.