Chapter Statements

DSA National Endorses Nada Elmikashfi for State Senate District 26!

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!

‘No’ to the Right’s Mayoral Recall Petition

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

Madison Area DSA Condemns Sheriff’s Racist Press Release

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

Fall 2020 Primary Voter Guide

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 hopes that you had the chance to social distance and vote early, and strongly encourages doing the same next November by voting early with an … Continue reading Fall 2020 Primary Voter Guide

Racism, Capitalism and Rebellion

Originally posted on Red Madison:
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…

#justice4george

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

Joe Biden Must Withdraw

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

Wisconsin Spring Election: Dangerous and Illegitimate

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

MADSA Executive Committee Memo on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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)

Help Co-op workers win their union!

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!

MADSA responds to Josh Kaul’s planned defense of Act 10

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

Statement of Support for Stone Creek Coffee Workers’ Union

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

Madison-Area DSA Supports Badgercare Expansion

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

MADSA Endorses Ananda Mirilli

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

Stop the WI GOP power grab!

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!

Statement on the NPC Decision regarding Danny Fetonte

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

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