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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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13May

Good Morning Chicago DSA I've got a top notch events schedule for you this week. If you stop and think about what makes an excellent events schedule - pacing, variety, balance between work and pleasure, balance between organizing meetings and actual events, creative flair, chutzpah, and then a big party to cap the whole thing off - this week

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06May

Good Morning Chicago DSA I hope you all had wonderful weeks and spent lots of time frolicking around in the sunlight, appreciating this city at the height of its beauty. Perhaps you did this at the May Day rally. I wasn't there, but I imagine that there was at least a little frolicking going on. After all, nothing goes hand in hand more

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29Apr

Good Morning Chicago DSA Finally, springtime has arrived in Chicago and just in time for May Day! As one of socialism's favorite holidays (along with MLK Day, Labor Day, and Halloween), I hope you all are ready to celebrate International Workers' Day on Tuesday. We've got a nice slate of events to get you busy and filled with solidarity.

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27Apr

The CDSA Bowletariats seized the means of reproduction and raised $10,380 (so far*) for this year's National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon! The Bowl-a-Thon is a nationwide series of local and virtual events that allow individuals and teams to raise funds for their local abortion fund. The Bowletariats raised funds for the Chicago Abortion

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22Apr

Good Morning Chicago DSA We had a pretty packed week last week, but this week is pretty light so we'll have a chance to take a well earned breather. How is it well earned? Well, I'll tell you! Last Sunday we had the first general meeting of the year and a new Treasurer was elected to the Executive Committee! Huge congratulations to

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22Apr

Chicago may not have an elected school board yet, but Our City, Our Schools candidates injected some democracy into Chicago Public Schools' Local School Council elections and won 15 seats across the city of Chicago! Our City, Our Schools candidates included Chicago Democratic Socialists of America members and ally partners. They ran on a

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15Apr

Good Morning Chicago DSA To start, I'd like to offer a huge congratulations to the Bowletariats who, despite the rain, threw a great party last night and ended up raising over $900 for abortion access and reproductive justice. I know I had a great time hanging out with my comrades, although the trade off is that I'm writing this email with a

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08Apr

  Good Morning Chicago DSA I hope everyone had a most excellent week. I know quite a few of you are currently attending the Labor Notes conference this weekend and, let me just say, your social media posts are making me jealous. It's really exciting to see such a large DSA presence there. Socialism isn't going to win without the labor

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05Apr

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:

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