On Wednesday many breathed a sigh of relief with the departure of Trump, a brazenly authoritarian, racist President, and welcomed Joe Biden as the "vanguard against fascism."
However, with Biden declaring "nothing will fundamentally change," and already walking back on promises for student loan debt forgiveness and COVID relief checks, we can't go back to brunch and expect everything to work out.
At best, Biden will maintain the status quo if we're not making clear demands for $15/HR minimum wage, Medicare for All, or abolishing ICE. This is not a time for us to sit back and relax, rather, we need to double down on our demands for a better world.
If you're ready to take steps toward demanding justice and equity for all, join DSA <[link removed]> and get involved in the chapter. Check out our upcoming events below to get started!
On Monday, the Landis for Board of Police Commissioners campaign <[link removed]> (a civilian oversight board for Detroit Police) had their MLK Trivia fundraiser featuring multiple categories and rounds about the man himself, Detroit activists and organizers, and even your favorite Motown artists. The evening ended in a tie-breaker between two members for first place—both candidates got the correct answer, but one DSA member wagered the whole pot securing their win of the grand prize, a Socialist Night In!
We raised over $1,000 for Landis' campaign. Every dollar means we can reach more people here in Detroit and bring back true civilian oversight of the Detroit Police Department.
If you missed the trivia night, but want to donate, you can do so here: www.landis4bopc.com/donate <[link removed]>
🌹 UPCOMING EVENTS 🌹
Defund the Police, Refund Detroit: Community Budget Priorities Virtual Forum
Dates Dependent on Your District
On March 5, Mayor Duggan will present Detroit City Council members with a fiscal year 2022 budget that will increase funding to the Detroit Police Department while defunding crucial departments like Health, Housing, and Transportation. It is beyond time that the city budget prioritizes ways to actually meet the immediate needs of Detroit's working class rather than protecting and further enriching the politicians and billionaires.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Each City Council member is hosting a community forum in their district to hear from you about what you want them to prioritize. Join us at the one in your district to make a public comment and let them know that they must defund the police and refund Detroit! <[link removed]>
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2020 offered us a view of our future with capitalism at the helm. If you're convinced the only way forward to make the world a better place is through socialism, join Detroit DSA <[link removed]> today. This struggle affects us all, and you don't have to fight alone anymore.
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