Upcoming Events
Wednesday, February 20th — 8:00pm - 9:00pm

The national DSA EcoSocialist working group has contacted our chapter to include members in their work. They will be holding a phone conference specifically discussing the Green New Deal this week. For a link to be included on this national working group phone call, e-mail the executive committee (dsamadison@gmail.com)

Saturday, February 23rd — 12:00pm - 2:00pm

There will be a rally at the western entrance of the state capitol this Saturday to protest US interference in Venezuela.

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Saturday, February 23rd — 1:00pm - 3:00pm

How to practice 'real politics' and 'real leftism' - at the same time: a facilitated conversation about the arguments related to electoralism, how DSA functions at the grassroots level, relations with other political groups, etc.

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Saturday, February 23rd — 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Bernie sanders got 42% of the vote in the 2016 primary. 2020 is going to be very different. What do we know about the next primary and its likely impact on progressive politics and DSA? Come hear Charles Lenchner, co-founder of People for Bernie, discuss the Bernie moment.

On Charles: The People For Bernie Sanders generated billions of impressions/views/engagement in support of the Bernie Sanders movement using innovative social media, video and cultural strategies. As an activist, organizer and consultant, Charles was a founder of Progressive Democrats of America, Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, and participated in Occupy Wall St. from the first day. He is also the founder of Organizing 2.0, a conference in New York City that trains the next generation of labor organizers in digital organizing skills.

As staff or consultant Charles has worked for Dennis Kucinich, the Working Families Party, National Nurses United, The Communist Party, Democratic Socialists of America, the National Employment Labor Project, the Shalom Center, the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Project and many other left/progressive organizations in the US, Israel, and Palestine. Prior to graduating college, Charles was a leader of the Shministim, a group of Israelis who refused military service in the Occupied Territories during the first Intifada. He currently works as digital director for The Real News Network, an independent media nonprofit.

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Monday, February 25th — 7:00pm - 8:00pm

We will be discussing our plans for the upcoming year, especially regarding actions that can be taken to support the Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, February 26th — 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Agenda TBA

Wednesday, February 27th — 7:00pm - 8:00pm

There is a meeting on Feb. 27th, 7-8pm at the Madison DSA office (30 W. Mifflin St. #702) to discuss and plan how Madison DSA might get involved in tenant organizing. The facebook event is private. Please fill out the contact form for an invite.

If you are interested, here are some questions to think about, and sort of what we will be discussing at the meeting:

  • What is the situation for tenants in Madison? Where are the tenants in Madison who are vulnerable to mistreatment, rent hikes, etc.?
  • If Madison DSA were to get involved in tenant organizing, what would our short and long-term goals? Are we aiming to educate? Create independent, working-class associations? Do solidarity work?
  • What is the best possible way for Madison DSA to achieve those goals?
  • What are our strengths and limitations?

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Thursday, February 28th — 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The reading will be Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis. Let's read up through the end of Ch. 7.

PDF: https://archive.org/details/WomenRaceClassAngelaDavis/page/n7

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Past Events
Monday, February 18th — 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A second, follow-up organizing/planning meeting for the upcoming demo on the 23rd. Its would be great if we could expand the circle of folks actually involved working in spreading the word and bringing folks out.

Wednesday, February 13th — 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Come join us as we plan out the next month's events and coordinate our various campaigns.

Monday, February 11th — 7:30pm - 8:45pm

We will be discussing our plans for the upcoming year, especially regarding actions that can be taken to support the Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin.

Thursday, February 7th — 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Our political education committee will be meeting in the central library at 6:30pm to continue planning a socialist night school program.

Tuesday, February 5th — 7:00pm - 8:30pm

We pushed back our January meeting due to the unsafe cold weather. (Same time and place, just different day)

January's DSA membership meeting is scheduled at the Madison Public Library! Join us to discuss Madison's spring elections and a consideration to endorse candidates running for school board. We'll also have some report-backs from January actions and discussion of the DSA Preconvention.