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March 2019 Chicago DSA General Meeting March 2, 2019 Chicago Teachers Union Hall Approved June 8, 2019 Chairing: Leonard P & Lucie M Parliamentarian: Ramsin C Minutes Joe A The quarterly membership meeting of the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America (CDSA) was called to order at 1:09PM December 2, 2018 by Lucie M. The Executive… Read More

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Good Morning Chicago DSA, For those of you that weren’t able to make it – our Membership Convention yesterday was a success! Over 160 people came out. Four of our elected alderpeople gave rousing speeches. We got a fantastic report from our treasurer Ed where we learned that the Debs Dinner made over double what… Read More

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Good Morning Chicago DSA, I woke up Saturday morning (2 AM) to my girlfriend whispering in my ear, “They passed the RHA”. So, yeah, they passed the RHA! Now on its way to Pritzker’s desk, the Reproductive Health Act is a CDSA-endorsed state bill that recognizes abortion as a fundamental right and modernizes Illinois’ reproductive… Read More

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Good Morning Chicago DSA, For the first time in a long while I can truly say we’ve got a light events week this week. I remember there were a couple times when I first started putting this email together when there weren’t any events on the calendar. It was pretty sad, and my emails then… Read More

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Good Morning Chicago DSA, Folks, there’s been some real shit happening in Alabama this week. Fascist politicians are trying to take away our abortion rights. Fuck that. Everybody has benefited from an abortion. We need them and we need to fight for them. Abortion must be free, on-demand, and without apology. It’s news like this that… Read More

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Good Morning Chicago DSA, Before we get into the events for this week, I have a quick call to action from members of the Labor and Environmental Working Groups: We are asking all Chicago area DSA members to register your opposition to a bill — HB 1633 — now moving swiftly through the Illinois legislature which seeks… Read More

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Good Morning Chicago DSA, I want to dedicate this week’s opening section to the Bowletariat, CDSA’s abortion bowl-a-thon team. They’ve been fundraising for the Chicago Abortion Fund for a number of years now but this year they took it up a notch, raising $12,880. They were the highest raising team from Chicago. The second place… Read More

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Good Morning Chicago DSA, It’s officially over! Deb Mell has conceded the 33rd Ward election to Rossana Rodriguez! That means that there are now 6 Democratic Socialists in city council. Huge congratulations to Rossana and everybody who worked on her campaign and everybody who lives in the 33rd Ward and now has a kick ass new alderman…. Read More