From Twin Cities DSA <[email protected]>
Subject TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 49
Date September 2, 2019 8:22 PM
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in this issue: line 3 activism, steering committee elections, & our yearly membership convention...!
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twin cities
democratic socialists
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** Little Red Letter No. 49
Convention is fast approaching!
We meet as comrades several times a year. The September convention is the most significant of these meetings because we elect our those who will lead us for the next two years. This year a co-chair, recording secretary, tech ops coordinator, treasurer, and political education coordinator are up for election. We will also debate and vote on resolutions that will shape our vision for organizing, and refine our organizational structure.

The thing is, we need YOU. (Read more... ([link removed]) )
Join Us!
To become a dues paying member, please click here ([link removed]) .

To check if you're a current dues paying member, please (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Membership%20Status) click here (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Membership%20Status) . (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Membership%20Status)

To make a donation to TCDSA, please click here ([link removed]) .

To make a donation to or request aid from the Solidarity Fund, please click here ([link removed]) .

To join the TCDSA Slack, please click here ([link removed]) .

To grab some TCDSA stuff, please click here ([link removed]) .
Call to Action
Bernie 2020 Tabling and Crowd Canvass
Open Streets: University & Motley Neighborhood.
Sunday, September 8th 11am-5pm
University Ave SE near the 14th Street Corner
Sign-up here: [link removed]

Pay is too damn low and rent is too damn high -- but a better world is possible. Join the Bernie 2020 working group for tabling and a crowd canvass during Open Streets: University & Motley Neighborhood. In addition to supporting the Bernie work, the new sign-ups will help grow the YDSA chapter.
"Labor Creates All Wealth," by Roger Peet, via Justseeds ([link removed])
Run for Steering Committee!
It's that time of year again, comrades: the September convention is September 21st, and that means it's time to start considering whether you are the right person to run for Steering Committee. Find descriptions of the roles up for election here ([link removed]) , and submit nominations here ([link removed]) .
Upcoming Events:

Northeast Minneapolis DSA Picnic!
Mon, Sept 2, 6pm – 9pm
Windom Park (map ([link removed]) )

Operations Committee Meeting
Tues, Sept 3, 7pm – 9pm
Minneapolis Central Library, room N-202 (map ([link removed]) )

Mutual Aid Monthly Meeting
Tues, Sept 3, 6:15pm – 8:15pm
Rondo Library (map ([link removed]) )

TCDSA Political Platform Meeting
Weds, Sept 4, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Minneapolis Central Library, room N-304 (map ([link removed]) )

Budget & Fundraising Committee Meeting
Thurs, Sept 5, 7:30pm – 9pm
Minneapolis Central Library, room N-304 (map ([link removed]) )

Bernie 2020: University & Motley Neighborhood Open Streets
Sun, Sept 8, 11am-5pm
University Ave SE near the 14th Street corner (map ([link removed]) & sign up ([link removed]) )

Socialize with Ramsey County Branch!
Mon, Sept 9, 7pm-9pm
Black Hart of Saint Paul (map ([link removed]) )

Twin Cities DSA for Bernie: Debate Watch Party!
Thurs, Sept 12, 7pm-10pm
Clockwerks Brewing (map ([link removed]) )

Climate Strike Prep Pizza Party Lunch
Sun, Sept 15, 1pm – 2pm
Davanni's on Grand, St Paul (map ([link removed]) & RSVP ([link removed]) )

Ecosocialism Branch meeting
Sun, Sept 15, 2pm – 4pm
Davanni's on Grand, St Paul (map ([link removed]) & RSVP ([link removed]) )

Operations Committee Meeting
Mon, Sept 16, 7pm – 9pm
Minneapolis Central Library (map ([link removed]) )

TCDSA Reading Group
Sat, Sept 21, 11am – 12:30pm
Boneshaker Books (map ([link removed]) )

TCDSA Annual Membership Convention
Sat, Sept 21, 1pm - 5pm
Walker Community United Methodist Church (map ([link removed]) )

& keep an eye on our calendar ([link removed]) for more events as they're scheduled or changed!
Attend an upcoming Grievance Committee training!
TCDSA Grievance Committee Training has dates, and you can help decide times! The dates were chosen to give people plenty of time to plan ahead, and also to work with the facilitators schedules. This will be two weekend sessions of about 3 hours.

Saturday October 5th at Common Roots Cafe in Minneapolis and
Sunday October 20th, location TBD!

Take this survey ([link removed]) and help choose times and narrow down locations for the second session! This helps us know who is planning to attend as well, so also RSVP here or in the # grievanceprocess channel on Slack.

You can read a bit more about the training process and contents here ([link removed]) , and read the TCDSA Grievance Process in full here ([link removed]) .

This training is very introductory and built to get us grounded and ready to grow as a group! It should be accessible and comfortable to anyone interested!

People interested in being part of the Grievance Committee or in leadership positions are especially encouraged to attend. You must complete a training in order to be eligible to run in November to be an elected member of the Grievance Committee.
What we're up to...
Twin Cities Democratic Socialists Deepen Commitment to Indigenous-led Efforts to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline
This month, chapter members joined activists from around the world at a movement camp and a direct action targeting the pipeline operator Enbridge in northern Minnesota and their Line 3 project. (Read more... ([link removed]) )
- Ed S.
Do you have opinions? Hot takes? Cool things you've been doing with DSA or our allies? Write for us ([link removed]) !
For Further Review
With so many great podcasts, articles, books and videos coming out, it's easy to miss something great. Here's a few things we've found and loved recently.
DSA 2019 National Convention Report ([link removed])
The mother of all convention reports. - TMW

Things from the DSA International Committee:
A DSA statement on Omar/Tlaib's barring from Israel ([link removed]) & the occupied territories, as well as a thoughtful DL piece on same by an IC membe ([link removed]) r. - ES

Why everyone should read The Dispossessed ([link removed])
Why you should read The Dispossessed by Ursula K LeGuin broken down by political tendencies. - DR

Reflections on Malcolm X ([link removed])
Looking to our history for wisdom and flexibility. - ARB

The Cost of Next-Day Delivery ([link removed])
Amazon is very bad! - ARB

High Schoolers Are Using TikTok To Organize A Strike In Solidarity With Their Teachers ([link removed])
But the Zoomers are very good! - ARB

If you find something that should be shared, post to the #linkroundup channel on slack, submit to this form ([link removed]) , or reply to this email.
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