Last week, DSA-endorsed District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston’s housing appropriation PASSED with a veto-proof majority in the Board of Supervisors! This a huge victory for socialism and DSA SF, because it consolidates our victory at the polls last year with Prop I. While Mayor Breed tried to redirect the money via bureaucratic obfuscation, we stayed on message and gained unlikely allies due to the overwhelming majority of voters who supported Prop I. This is an object lesson in our struggle: it’s not enough to win at the polls, we need to keep constant pressure on the state to win. And last week, we won
Tomorrow night at 6:45 p.m., we will be having our first hybrid in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. The in-person meeting will be held at 518 Valencia Street, but you will also be able to join the meeting using Zoom. We will be observing COVID safety protocols – masks will be required indoors and in-person attendees must be vaccinated. There will be opportunities before and after the meeting to socialize with comrades. Note that due to the nature of this hybrid meeting, there will not be food served, nor will there be childcare. There will also not be Wi-Fi available. Register here!
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March for International Human Rights Day with the International Solidarity Organizing Committee!
|Join the International Solidarity Organizing Committee this Friday, December 10, at 5:00 p.m. to march for International Human Rights Day. Joe Biden will be hosting his virtual Summit for Democracy December 9-10 to “promote respect for human rights.” This action will start at the SF Federal Building (90 7th St), and we will march alongside Malaya Movement SF, San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SFCHRP), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Haiti Action Committee, Black Alliance 4 Peace, and more towards Powell and Market St.|
This is in response to Biden’s virtual summit, and grassroots organizations will highlight the actual human rights situation and hold Biden and the US government accountable for their contributions to human rights violations and support of fascism and dictatorship around the globe. We will put forward these demands to Biden and the US government to stop funding and arming dictatorships, stop militarizing our communities, uphold human rights at home and abroad, and respect people’s rights to self-determination. We hope to see you there! Click here for more info.
Join #30RightNow TODAY for a victory rally to celebrate affordable rent for our most vulnerable comrades!
For two and a half years, #30RightNow has been fighting to secure a 30% of income rent cap for folks living in permanent supportive housing sites, and it has been a fight every step of the way – securing approval from the Board of Supervisors, ensuring Mayor Breed funded the cap this year, and finally ensuring that both the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) do their parts to implement the cap in the sites they operate. We were set to take that fight straight to the doorstep of the holdouts at DPH today to demand that they implement the cap NOW – and now we’ll be celebrating, instead. DPH has agreed to implement the 30% standard across all their supportive housing sites, and that means today’s protest is now a victory rally. It’ll be in front of DPH offices at the corner of Polk Street and Grove Street today at 12:45 p.m. There will be special guests, celebration, and talk of what comes next – because there’s so much left to fight for.
Ecosocialist Book Club: Jason Henderson’s Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco
|Join the Ecosocialist Book Club tonight at 6:00 p.m. for our final session reading of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco. We’ll be joined by a very special guest – author Jason Henderson! Open to all, DSA members and DSA curious alike. Register here!|
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Interested in East Bay Socialist Housing Organizers Project (SHOP) Training?
|East Bay DSA is holding a training program called Socialist Housing Organizers Project (SHOP) along with Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC), an autonomous tenants union. The SHOP program trains DSA members to become tenant organizers and get plugged in to organizing in their own buildings or supporting others in doing so. The Tenant Solidarity committee hopes to get a group of DSA SF members to go through the trainings to develop tenant organizing skills. The committee also hopes to explore the possibility of expanding SHOP into a cross-chapter collaboration that can connect people with TANC’s SF chapter. If you are interested in participating in a future training, please sign up via this form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.|
Volunteer for Single-Payer Healthcare Campaign
|National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association have been ramping up the CalCare campaign as the bill for California state-level single-payer will return in January. They are focusing on priority districts, including AD 17 and AD 19 in San Francisco. For those areas, they are looking for District Leaders to lead locally. They’ll provide extensive training and support to these leaders. If you are interested, you can sign up here. If you want to participate in the campaign but not be a District Leader, please reach out to DSA SF member Ellen Y (by emailing email@example.com), who is a District Leader for AD 19 – she can get you started on text-banking voters!|