Madison Area DSA endorses the “Doyle Resolution” in support of the renewed effort to halt the expansion of the Dane County Jail. In 2019 the Dane County Board of Supervisors flaunted the Derail the Jail coalition and approved a $220 million jail consolidation project, the largest capital project in the history of Dane County. Only … Continue reading Madison Area DSA endorses the “Doyle Resolution”
In June, Madison-Area DSA endorsed local member Nada Elmikashfi, running for State Senate District 26. After our endorsement, our chapter submitted a request for an endorsement by the national Democratic Socialists of America. On July 17th, DSA National announced their endorsement of Nada: DSA is proud to endorse Nada Elmikashfi for Wisconsin State Senate District … Continue reading DSA National Endorses Nada Elmikashfi for State Senate District 26!
On July 8th, a conservative political activist filed a recall petition against Mayor Rhodes-Conway. The petition enumerates a spectacular list of grievances, primarily that Rhodes-Conway was substantially responsible for “endangering the public” by obstructing a strong police response to Black Lives Matter protests. Rhodes-Conway’s response to the demands of Black Lives Matter protests has been … Continue reading ‘No’ to the Right’s Mayoral Recall Petition
The Madison-Area DSA condemns the press release issued by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office on July 6, 2020. Sheriff Mahoney suggested that three Black people, legally bailed out from the Dane County Jail by “Free the 350” bail fund, were “responsible for crimes involving gun violence.” In doing so, he has revealed that the anti-black … Continue reading Madison Area DSA Condemns Sheriff’s Racist Press Release
Pre-election To-dos Absentee Voting Dane County and the rest of the state may be “open for business”, but COVID is still out there and cases are on the rise. MADSA strongly encourages social distancing by voting early with an absentee ballot. Key dates These dates represent deadlines. The earlier you register and get an absentee … Continue reading Fall 2020 Primary Voter Guide
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This is a transcript of a talk given by Haley Pessin to Madison-Area Democratic Socialists of America on June 3rd, 2020. I want to start by acknowledging the significance of what has happened in the last ten days. We’re now in the midst of what we can definitively say is…
The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police marked the beginning of an international, Black-led, popular rebellion against racism and police brutality. In a matter of days, the Black Lives Matter movement in Madison has coalesced around a collection of demands: establish community control over the Madison Police Department, defund the … Continue reading DSA Justice4George Committee: Week of 6/8/20
The Madison-Area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of Americas condemns the public execution of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with protesters calling out the deeply entrenched pattern of violence, anti-Blackness, and oppression upheld by police in our country, in our state, and in our city. MADSA supports the … Continue reading #justice4george
Madison-Area DSA is calling for the immediate withdrawal of Joe Biden from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination given the myriad women who have spoken publicly and courageously about his harassment, predation, and rape. Let us be clear: each and every time Biden has violated a person’s boundaries, regardless of what any specific violation … Continue reading Joe Biden Must Withdraw
Today, despite expert warnings of dire public health consequences,the State of Wisconsin held an in-person primary election that endangered and disenfranchised untold numbers of voters. For weeks, Governor Tony Evers was reluctant to take action. His initial decision to extend absentee voting and his eventual executive order to delay this election came amid immense public … Continue reading Wisconsin Spring Election: Dangerous and Illegitimate
The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic. At the time of this writing, there are currently three new cases in Wisconsin, including two in Dane County. The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the cancellation of all in-person classes from March 23 to April 10. This disease has an acute risk of further stressing … Continue reading MADSA Executive Committee Memo on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Willy Street Co-op workers are currently trying to unionize their workplace. Co-op management is viciously anti-union, and the workers need all the support they can get to win the fight. Here’s what you can do right now: Print off the post image above. Take a selfie with it. Post your selfie on Facebook and send … Continue reading Help Co-op workers win their union!
Recently elected as Attorney General, Democrat Josh Kaul indicated recently that he anticipates defending Act 10 in court, should a challenge emerge. Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America condemns this statement and any others that signal working people of Wisconsin to lower their expectations after electing supposedly friendly representatives. Scott Walker’s signing of Act 10 … Continue reading MADSA responds to Josh Kaul’s planned defense of Act 10
Madison-Area Democratic Socialists of America (MADSA) supports workers at Stone Creek Coffee in their efforts to form a union and win representation with Teamsters Local 344. At the beginning of March, Stone Creek Coffee Workers’ Union (SCCWU) announced that they had filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board for a union representation election. … Continue reading Statement of Support for Stone Creek Coffee Workers’ Union
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America strongly endorses the inclusion of Medicaid/BadgerCare expansion in the budget introduced by Governor Tony Evers today. Medicaid expansion will accept federal funding to raise the eligibility line for BadgerCare from 100 percent to 138 percent of the federal poverty line. Over the next budget biennial, it … Continue reading Madison-Area DSA Supports Badgercare Expansion
DSA is proud to endorse Ananda Mirilli for Seat 5 on the MMSD Board of Education. A socialist with professional experience in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Ananda is running in opposition to charter schools and vouchers and supports union organizing. She has made strong statements in support of terminating the ERO program and … Continue reading MADSA Endorses Ananda Mirilli
There’s nothing civil about attacks on the working class! Today, the Wisconsin legislature is opening a session to hear on a series of bills proposed by the GOP, which constitute a naked power grab to diminish the authority of the incoming governor and attorney general. Among other things, they seek the ability to replace the … Continue reading Stop the WI GOP power grab!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Democratic Socialists of America – Madison Rebukes the Epic Systems Corp v Lewis Decision Madison, Wisconsin – May 21, 2018 – Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp v Lewis is a defeat for working Americans and a big win for large corporations. By ruling that employers can contractually obligate … Continue reading Statement on Epic Systems Corp v Lewis Decision
The Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee Interim Steering Committee decided on August 15 to enter mediation with elected NPC member Danny Fetonte, who is the subject of heated debate due to his past involvement with the police union organization CLEAT. The Madison DSA chapter chose to make no statement on this matter before … Continue reading Statement on the NPC Decision regarding Danny Fetonte