From Silicon Valley DSA <[email protected]>
Subject This weekend in advocacy: healthcare, feminism, indigenous rights
Date September 2, 2019 4:38 AM
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Help us promote Medicare for All, expose anti-abortion propaganda, and demonstrate solidarity with local tribes

SV DSA Newsletter
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“Industry is the ceaseless piracy of the rich against the poor.”
― Emma Goldman

Hi John!

This past week, our chapter voted to formally endorse Bernie Sanders for president! We'll be working directly with the local Sanders campaign as we gear up for the 2020 primaries (see below for details on our next Electoral Working Group call). We also continued our tabling efforts for Medicare for All, tended our community garden, and practiced with our marching band!

In Solidarity,
Your SV DSA Newsletter Team 🌹

Silicon Valley DSA is your local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). We're a nationwide movement organizing for democratic socialism.

** Calls to Action
This weekend we have tons of ways for you to help out!

📋 September 7: Tabling for Medicare for All at the Berryessa Flea Market 📋
We're building support for this key piece of legislation! Sign up for a shift between 10:30am and 3:30pm here ([link removed]) . Newbies welcome - if it's your first time, just let us know on the form and we'll give you a short training before you start your shift. More details here ([link removed]) .

💻 September 8: Expose Fake Pregnancy Clinics 💻
Join us at the Redwood City Library anytime between 1:00pm and 4:00pm, where we'll use our Posting Powers to review anti-choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers on sites like Yelp. After all, wouldn't you want to know that a "medical center" routinely lied about birth control methods and abortions? More details here ([link removed]) .

🥾 September 8: Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Walk for Juristac 🥾
Join members of the Amah Mutsun tribe as they walk 5 miles from Mission San Juan Bautista to the eastern edge of Juristac - the sacred land currently threatened by a proposed quarry. The walk starts at 1:00pm, and dinner will be provided. Please RSVP here ([link removed]) (more details at the same link).

** Fall Chapter Meeting

In two weeks, we're going Back to (Organizing) School! Join us September 14 from noon to 5:00pm for trainings on important organizing skills: canvassing, tabling, facilitation, and more! Then we'll get to put all of our new awesome skills to practice on our working groups' projects! We'll provide the food (and childcare for any parent-students). Please RSVP here ([link removed]) to help with planning, and to sign up for some volunteer roles like set up, clean up, etc. More details here ([link removed]) .

** Upcoming Events

** Socialist Feminist Working Group
September 2 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details ([link removed]) .

Do you like smashing the patriarchy? Do you like organizing your community to fight for feminism? Are you wondering what this socialist stuff is?

Join us for our next meeting at the San José Peace and Justice Center. We’ll be discussing exposing crisis pregnancy centers, distributing our remaining period packs, and our collaboration efforts with Peninsula DSA.

** Electoral Working Group
September 3 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Details ([link removed]) .

It’s almost election season, and that means local, state, and national campaigns are gearing up! What’s SV DSA going to be doing? Who do we support as candidates? Which races are we going to work on? We … uh … still need to decide that. Wanna get in on the ground floor of developing our electoral strategy for 2020? Then this call is for you!

** Labor Working Group (Call)
September 4 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Details ([link removed]) .

Join us for our first Labor Working Group meeting of September! Check-ins about Kaiser mental healthcare worker and other ongoing fights, and help plan our next labor training workshop! Newbies are always welcome — you can hear about what we’re up to and chat with us about your interest in labor!

** YDSA Liaison Interest Meeting (Call)
September 4 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details ([link removed]) .

YDSA is the campus-oriented section of the Democratic Socialists of America. Join this call if you are:
* A student who is interested in organizing with other leftists at your local community college, four-year college, or high school campus in the South Bay
* A student who is already a member of a YDSA Chapter in the South Bay
* A DSAer who is interested in helping our DSA chapter coordinate with a specific YDSA chapter or two as a liaison

** Housing Working Group
September 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Details ([link removed]) .

Come join us for the first September meeting of the Housing Working Group! We’ll discuss potential local ballot initiatives for 2020, the ongoing fights in Mountain View over rent control and a proposed RV ban, local & county policies for addressing homelessness, and more.

While this meeting is in Palo Alto, our working group is chapter-wide and we’ll be discussing our work across Silicon Valley, so members from both branches are welcome. If you can’t make it in person, we will also have a Zoom call-in option.

** Medicare For All Tabling
September 7 at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Details ([link removed]) .

We are continuing public outreach with the Santa Clara County Single Payer Health Care Coalition in support of Medicare For All, keeping the pressure on Congresswoman Anna Eshoo to sign on to HR 1384 and having a hearing in the Healthcare Subcommittee.

This Saturday, we’ll table at the Berryessa Flea Market, and we need your help! Sign up for a shift here ([link removed]) .

** Expose Fake Clinics Review-A-Thon
September 8 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details ([link removed]) .

Join activists from the Bay Area as we work to expose Crisis Pregnancy Centers for what they really are — FAKE abortion clinics that exist for the sole purpose of scaring women out of having abortions. At this Review-A-Thon we will attack through social media by posting truthful, honest reviews so the public will know that these are not medical offices and that they cannot be trusted.

** Chapter Committee Meeting
September 9 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details ([link removed]) .

Officers meet regularly to check in on all of our working groups and plan future events. If you’re interested in the nuts and bolts of chapter administration, or have questions for the officers, you’re welcome to attend.

** Ecosocialist Working Group
September 11 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details ([link removed])

We're working on stopping a quarry from being built on Amah Mutsun sacred tribal lands, taking care of a local community garden, and more!

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