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At the August CDSA Comms meeting held on August 27, voting was held for both bylaws adjustments and Comms Team Member leadership positions. The group voted unanimously to amend the existing bylaw language concerning the group name from “Communications Working Group” to “Communications Committee.” A Second amendment was raised for Section 2 concerning roles for… Read More

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Good Morning Chicago DSA, Folks, it’s hot. Popsicle eatin’ weather, some might say. Picnic and softball weather, others might add. Or democracy weather, a few others might declare. Nothing like heading out in the heat to cast a vote!  I know what you’re thinking. But Zach, the next election for us to vote on isn’t until… Read More

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A message from one of CDSA’s 2018 Bowletariats bowlers & CDSA Socialist Feminism Working Group Co-Chair, Rachel Zibrat: It surprises many people to learn that there are anti-abortion protesters outside abortion clinics in Chicago. Surely, they say, this can’t be a problem in a huge and notably liberal city. This is a misconception: anti-abortion protesting… Read More

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A message from one of CDSA’s 2018 Bowletariats bowlers, Laura Colaneri: March 10 was National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Doctors and nurses that provide abortion often do so under not just pressure and stigma, but threat of violence from anti-choice extremists. Their courage and dedication to providing necessary healthcare puts me in awe. I honor… Read More

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A message from CDSA’s 2018 Bowletariats Co-Captains, Adriana Scurto and Mimi Stern: Come to any general membership or branch meeting and it quickly becomes clear – Chicago Democratic Socialists of America is a big tent organization, baby! It’s part of what makes us so strong, part of what reminds us of just how powerful collective… Read More

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by Patrick Quinn and Eric Shuster             Bill Pelz, a well-known socialist activist and prolific scholar in the field of European and comparative Labor History died at the age of 66 in Chicago on Sunday, December 10, 2017, following a heart attack.  Bill was born into a working class family on the South Side of… Read More

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On Sunday December 10, 2017, we held our best-attended general meeting yet! 142 members were physically present and 23 voted by proxy. At the meeting, membership had the chance to review and revise the decisions made by the Executive Committee since June of this year and to hear updates from the campaigns that are ongoing… Read More

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‪ Chicago DSA’s Talkin’ Socialism podcast officially re-launches with a tribute to Tom Broderick. Tom was the long-time host of the podcast until he passed away last month.‬ We will miss Tom and we hope to carry on his spirit of activism & social justice. A full obituary can be found here. Donations in his name… Read More

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Are you renewing your dues? Or thinking of joining? Join, renew, or switch to monthly dues here, sound off with #DSAdues on Twitter, or fill out this form to tell us your DSA stories. Over the past few weeks Chicago DSA has been collecting stories from DSA members and non-members alike about their 2016 election-night… Read More

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Para más información sobre DSA: http://www.dsausa.org/en_espanol By Lucie Macias En el año desde que me uní a los Socialistas Democráticos de América (DSA, en inglés), he perdido la cuenta de cuántas veces me han preguntado por qué soy socialista. Siempre trato de dar una buena respuesta, cambiando mi respuesta cada vez, pero nunca me siento… Read More