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16Sep

Good Morning Chicago DSA, What a week! Oh, what a week it's been. Where do I start? The Chicago Hotel Strike. For those unaware, workers from 27 different Chicago hotels are on strike and more may join them soon. They're striking for better health insurance. CDSA has voted to endorse the strike and stand in solidarity with the workers,

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11Sep

This last Sunday, September 9, 2018, Chicago DSA hosted an Anti-Nazi Cookout in Kilbourn Park as a community response to the white supremacists who put up swastika stickers all over the park and hid razor blades behind them. The cookout was a fun-filled event where DSAers and people from the neighborhood came out to meet, eat some delicious food,

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09Sep

Good Morning Chicago DSA,   I hope everybody had an excellent week. I know many of us had a particularly excellent Tuesday when we found out that our terrible, no good, very garbage mayor Rahm Emanuel would not be running for a third term in office. There's still a lot of time between now and the elections but it's an exciting time to

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08Sep

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

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08Sep

August 11, 2018 Chicago DSA Executive Committee Meeting Crossroads Conference Room Chairing: Leonard Pierce Minutes: Joseph Altura Agenda   Committee Members in Attendance: Joseph Altura Pedro Bortoto Ramsin Canon Ed Corcoran Ryan Lange Robin Peterson Leonard Pierce Lillian Osborne Committee Members Absent with

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02Sep

Good Morning Chicago DSA, Normally, this is the part of the email where I say that I hope you had a good week and maybe say something inspiring and sweet about socialism before transitioning to the events. Well, guess what, folks - I'm not doing that this week. This week we're getting stuff done. We're getting caught up. We're taking care of

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31Aug

Chicago Democratic Socialists of America (CDSA) endorses the September 5th Rally at the opening day of the Jason Van Dyke trial for the murder of Laquan McDonald, and stands in solidarity with the organizers of this rally. On October 20th, 2014, Officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times as he walked away, executing him. In the wake

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26Aug

Good Morning Chicago DSA, I hope everybody had an excellent week last week. I know I personally had a great time on Wednesday at the North Side Steering Committee elections. Hopefully, if you're a member who lives on the North Side you were able to make it out. It was an hour and a half of rousing debate topped off with some good ol'

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21Aug

Thanks to everyone that made it to our August Executive Committee (EC) Meeting! After our chapter bylaws vote at our last convention, we are still welcoming new EC members! The August EC saw new EC members from our South Side Branch, serving as EC Representatives for their branch. We voted to approve the August meeting agenda and approved the

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