🌹Tuesday, 2/6 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.): SHOP Training with the Tenant Organizing Working Group (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 2/7 (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.): Ecosocialist Research Party (Zoom)

🌹Wednesday, 2/7 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Extreme Dean Turnout Wednesday (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 2/7 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): HWG Reading Group: Mean Streets (In person at 1916 McAllister; Zoom)

🌹Friday, 2/9 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, 2/10 (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group (HWG) Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, 2/10 (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.): Extreme Dean Lit Drop Mobilization (Jefferson Square Park, 950 Gough Street)

🌹Saturday, 2/10 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): HWG Sock Distro (Meet in person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 2/14 (6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): February Chapter Meeting (UNITE HERE Local 2, 209 Golden Gate Ave)

🌹Friday, 2/16: Cross-Bay Mixer with East Bay DSA (Location and exact timing TBA)

🌹Saturday, 2/17 (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.): Field Trip to the Museum of International Propaganda with EBDSA (1000 5th Ave, San Rafael)

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

Join the Tenant Organizing Working Group for SHOP Training!

Come join the DSA Tenant Organizing Working Group tonight for the final session of a three-part training to develop successful socialist tenant organizers.

Part 3 of the Socialist Housing Organizing Program (SHOP) covers the basics  of an organizing conversation to recruit your neighbors to the tenant union.

You can attend upcoming training on today, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. at 1916 McAllister.

This training will take place at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister. Zoom is available upon request. Register today!

Join the HWG’s Sock Distro on Saturday 2/10!

Come join the Homelessness Working Group on Saturday, February 10th for our sock distro mutual aid project! We’ll be meeting at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister at 1:00 p.m. before heading out to different neighborhoods to pass out socks, sandwiches and hygiene products. Feel free to show up an hour early if you’re able to help prep sandwiches!

Nominate Co-Chairs for the Palestine Solidarity Working Group 🇵🇸

The Palestine Solidarity Working Group will be holding elections for the working group’s co-chairs at the February 14th chapter meeting! The new co-chairs’ term will last from February through June. Members can nominate themselves or a comrade by emailing steering@dsasf.org with their nominations before the February chapter meeting.

A Report from Extreme Dean’s Office

Hello Comrades, 

The D5 Team had a busy week! In case you missed it, Dean has called on the City to implement Zurich’s Four Pillars strategy to help save lives and address the opioid crisis in San Francisco. Before implementing this model, Zurich was dealing with public drug use, cleanliness issues, crime, and deadly overdoses. After implementing the Four Pillar strategy, which included prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and enforcement, Zurich has seen a reduction of overdose deaths by over 60%, a decrease in crime related to drug dealing, and a 98% reduction in thefts. Learn more about how we can overcome this crisis by working together toward a solution that emphasizes science, care, and compassion here.

Dean also introduced a resolution urging state lawmakers to reverse the $1.2 billion cuts to affordable housing programs made by Governor Gavin Newsom in his proposed budget. We all know the City badly needs affordable housing and has produced less than half (48%) of its targeted goals for affordable housing goals, while producing 151% of its market-rate housing goals. More than 6,400 affordable homes could be lost if these cuts are adopted. If California is serious about keeping more people in their homes, our state legislators must work together to restore the proposed budget cuts. 

Upcoming opportunities to help Extreme Dean:

  • 2/7 – Turnout Wednesday at the office from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.!
  • 2/10 – Mega mobilization and lit drop for the progressive DCCC Slate and Dean at Jefferson Square Park at 10:00 a.m.
  • 3/17 – Official Dean field campaign launch mega mobilization and door-knocking at Alamo Square at 10:00 a.m.

Show Your Smolidarity at the February Chapter Meeting 🐣

The Priority Mutual Aid Working Group will be providing childwatch at the chapter meeting next month on February 14th!

Parents and caregivers can fill out this form before the meeting to help ensure we have enough volunteers and supplies on hand. Volunteers interested in providing childcare can let us know on the #priority-mutual-aid Slack channel or via the form. We hope to see you and your kiddos there!

Field Trip to the Museum of International Propaganda with East Bay DSA 🚌

EBDSA is organizing a  field trip to the Museum of International Propaganda on February 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in San Rafael. They’ve invited us to join them!

If you’re interested in tagging along, message ellie or Jenna L on Slack.

Apply to Join the 2024 Convention Planning Subcommittee!

The 2024 Convention Planning Subcommittee is tasked with setting the timeline, putting together the agenda, leading the coordination, and handling the logistics for the chapter’s 2024 Annual Convention in June. We are starting early because its a big operation! The cadence will be light at the beginning of the process and naturally pick up the pace as we get closer to the main event!

Comrades with event planning experience are especially encouraged to apply! This is also a great place for newer members who are interested in jumping into the chapter to get involved. You’ll have plenty of support and see how the sausage is made for one of the biggest productions and most important cornerstones of our chapter’s democratic practice.

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, 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.