From Silicon Valley DSA <[email protected]>
Subject Eco-socialism or Eco-fascism
Date September 23, 2019 9:58 PM
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While the citizens of the rich world are protected from harm, the poor, the vulnerable and the hungry are exposed to the harsh reality of climate change in their everyday lives…. We are drifting into a world of ‘adaptation apartheid’. Desmond Tutu

Hi John!

On Friday, Sept. 20, Silicon Valley DSA members marched for the Youth Climate Strike. Led by South Bay’s youth, a couple thousand people took to the streets in Downtown San Jose to call for our local leaders to support the Green New Deal, and to do more than simply declare climate emergencies. DSA was represented in multiple ways throughout the event! DSA member Shahid Buttar spoke during the end-of-march rally, as well as one of Silicon Valley DSA’s youngest members! We are so proud of them for calling out capitalism as the cause of climate change on such a large stage! One of our members was also interviewed for SJ Spotlight, and helped lead some powerful chants throughout the march!

“What do we want? Climate Justice! When do we want it? Now!”

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
* As the Climate Strike Continues through the 27th, members of the Ecosocialist working group will be involved in events throughout the Bay Area. More information can be found here ([link removed]) .
* On Saturday, members of our healthcare working group will be canvasing in the Mountain View area as the march towards single payer continues on. Details are here ([link removed]) .

** Upcoming Events

** Lower Peninsula Branch Meeting
September 24th 6:30pm-9:00pm
Details here ([link removed])

Join us for our Lower Peninsula Branch monthly meeting Tuesday, September 24 at 7-9pm! We’ll have a social from 6:30 to 7:00 to hang out and grab something to eat. If you’re new, this is a great chance to learn more about DSA and what we do! The meeting itself will center around reports from our Working Groups, and breakout session for planning and discussion.

** YDSA Interest Meeting (Zoom Call)
September 25th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Details here ([link removed])

YDSA is the campus-oriented section of the Democratic Socialists of America. YDSA chapters are student-run and student-organized; this call is to coordinate between students who are interested in running YDSA chapters in the South Bay and Silicon Valley DSA members who might want to serve as liaisons to YDSA chapters.

If you’re new to DSA or YDSA and are just interested in getting started on your campus, this is a perfect time to hear from other YDSA chapters and brainstorm some ways you can get started. This is an informal “office hours” type of call where DSA organizers ask about how things are going on your campus and you’re able to hear from other local YDSA chapters as well.

** Ecosocialist Working Group Meeting (Zoom Call)
September 25th 7:00pm-9:00pm
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Come Join us for our monthly Ecosocialist Zoom call!

** San Jose Branch Meeting
September 26th at 6:30pm-9:00pm
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Join us for our San Jose Branch Meeting at Sacred Heart on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30pm to 9pm! We’ll have snacks and socializing from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. (Newbies: this is a great opportunity to find out more about the chapter and get to know some comrades!) The meeting itself starts at 7:00pm. We’ll have reports from our Working Groups, and breakout sessions for planning events and discussion.

** Medicare 4 All Canvass Day
September 28th at 11:00am-2:00pm
Details here ([link removed])

Join us for a Medicare-4-All canvass in Mountain View at Rengstorff Park from 11 AM to 2 PM. It is a great opportunity to talk with the community about a single payer healthcare system and health justice! Don’t worry if you have no experience in canvassing as we will be running an hour long training session from 11 AM to 12 PM!

Please meet in front of the Community Center at Rengstorff Park.

** DSA New Member Orientation and Q&A
September 29th at 12:30pm-2:00pm
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Have you heard about DSA on the news and want to know more about it? Or are you a brand new member and want to find out how to get more involved? Come by our New Member Orientation for an introduction on what democratic socialism is, and what your local chapter is up to in Silicon Valley!

12:30-1:30pm: Orientation

1:30pm-2:00pm: Q&A

** San Jose Food Not Bombs
September 29th at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Details here ([link removed])

Join the global network of over 1,000 Food Not Bombs chapters to inspire and encourage the public to participate in changing society and to focus our resources on solving problems like hunger, homelessness and poverty while seeking an end to war and the destruction of the environment.

** Electoral Working Group (Call)
September 29th at 4:00pm-5:00pm
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Wanna find out what’s going on in the electoral working group and how you can get involved? Join this call where we’ll go over our current projects and needs for things like tabling and canvassing for Bernie Sanders, registering people to vote, and much more!

** Labor Working Group Meeting (Call)
October 2nd at 6:30pm-7:30pm
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Come join us for monthly Labor Working Group Cal!

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** Support your local chapter
Membership dues mostly go to support national DSA—to support Silicon Valley DSA directly, set up voluntary local dues ([link removed]) ! We recommend you pay up to $5 monthly in national dues, if affordable, and reserve your additional generosity for the local. 🌹

** Organize a local meet-up
To win the world, we need to win our buildings, our neighborhoods, and our cities. If you want to start a DSA local meetup in your neighborhood, email us (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Interested%20in%20Local%20Meetup) ! This is a fun and easy way to connect local comrades and bring in new folks.

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