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22Jul

Good Morning Chicago DSA, If you're one of my many loyal (aka somewhat involuntary) readers, you may notice that the TWITCDSA email looks a little different than it normally does.  Not only does it now have some fancy images but the email address is different too. That's because it's being sent out with Action Network instead of the

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15Jul

Good Morning Chicago DSA, Wow, what a week. If you missed it, Cynthia Nixon, progressive candidate for governor in NY and star of Sex and the City, declared that she was a democratic socialist and reached out to NYDSA for endorsement. While this definitely seems a bit opportunistic surrounding the Ocasio-Cortez victory, it's really good

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08Jul

Good Morning Chicago DSA, If you haven't noticed, the DSA and talk of democratic socialism in the US has been everywhere the last few weeks. Whether it's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's rise to fame or DSA's Abolish Ice actions (huge props to all of our activists that shut down a deportation flight on Friday, btw), we're getting talked about! And

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01Jul

Good Morning Chicago DSA, I'm feeling particularly grand this morning, and I hope you are as well. I've got this sense of centered contentedness that usually only comes with things like: a newly organized closet, turning the last page on a good book, or looking out from a mountain vista after a good hard hike. In this particular case,

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24Jun

Good Morning Chicago DSA, It's been quite the week for the DSA as an organization, especially on immigration. If you haven't been keeping up, not only did Metro DC DSA protesters ruin Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen's dinner, but Portland DSA protesters actually shut down an ICE facility. If you're wondering what Chicago DSA

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17Jun

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 November when we

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10Jun

Good Morning Chicago DSA, I hope each and everyone of you had a lovely week. I know that capitalism often makes it difficult to reach lofty heights like 'having a lovely week,' and it's totally fine if your week was boring or dismal or absolutely putrid but, even still, I'm hopeful that yours was lovely despite the

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03Jun

Good Morning Chicago DSA, I hope everybody had a lovely week. We had some excellent events yesterday like the Comms Skill Share and the Labor 101: Social Work event. Hopefully you were able to make it out to one or more of those last week. If not, you're in luck! We've got another good schedule coming up this week. Among other

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27May

Good Morning Chicago DSA It's been a week of beautiful weather for us here in Chicago. Unfortunately, it's also been a pretty dismal week of news (except for Ireland, they're killing it). We learned horrifying story after horrifying story about ICE and how they've been separating parents from children. And here in Chicago, despite inspiring

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20May

Good Morning Chicago DSA Another week has gone by and, folks, we're just a little bit closer to socialism in America. If you hadn't already heard, three women endorsed by the DSA - Summer Lee, Sarah Innamorato, and Elizabeth Feidler - all won their primaries this week. There is an excellent article in the New Yorker on their campaigns that

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