It seems like each year, we see more people become disillusioned with the capitalist system and the theatre of our two-party system. The US government’s mishandling of COVID-19 laid bare the deep inequality separating the rich and the rest of us. The economic recession it unleashed may last for years, adding to the growing crisis of climate change and white supremacy devastating our communities. There has never been a greater need to get organized in our workplaces, buildings and communities. As the largest and still growing, socialist organization in the US, we have a key role to play. A better world is possible, but we need a plan to build it.
Save the Date for our Local Convention!
The East Bay DSA 2021 Local Convention will be held this year on Saturday, May 15th, 1-4 pm and Sunday, May 16th, 1-3 pm 2021 on Zoom.
It's important for every East Bay DSA member to participate so we can learn from our defeats, build upon our successes and meet this moment head on!
<[link removed]>Register for Convention <[link removed]>
What is the Local Convention?
East Bay DSA is a democratic, member-run organization. The Local Convention is the highest decision-making body of East Bay DSA and meets once a year to elect our Steering Committee and collectively decide our priorities for the coming year.
This year the 3 main tasks of the Local Convention will be:
- Elect a new Steering Committee and 2021 National Convention delegates
- Ratify our 2021 chapter platform and vote on 3 organizational priorities
- Vote on bylaws amendments
Find all the information you need to participate at convention.eastbaydsa.org
<convention.eastbaydsa.org>Read the Convention Packet <convention.eastbaydsa.org>
What will the Convention be like?
We’ll kick off the convention with featured speakers to get us inspired. Similar to our regular General Meetings, we will have structured debate and voting on proposals using Robert's Rules of Order, with speakers in favor and against each proposal that comes to the floor. We will also hear from comrades running for local steering committee seats. All East Bay DSA members are encouraged to attend, submit proposals, and vote at the convention!
Double check your membership at proof.dsausa.org <[link removed]>. Only current members will be able to vote!
Not a member yet? Join now! <[link removed]>
Check out this Robert's Rules cheat sheet! <[link removed]>
2021 Local Convention Timeline
- Sunday, April 25th: - Deadline for Steering Committee Nominations <[link removed]>
- Deadline for National Convention Delegate Nominations <[link removed]>
- Deadline to submit changes to the Chapter Platform <[link removed]>
- Deadline to Nominate Organizational Priorities <[link removed]>
- Wednesday, April 28th: - Deadline to accept SC and National Convention Delegate Nominations
- Saturday, May 1st: - Release of Consent Calendar Poll & Call for Amendments
- Friday, May 7th: - Deadline for Consent Calendar Poll and Amendments
- Sunday, May 9th: - Full Convention Agenda with Resolutions and Amendments Released
- Friday, May 14th: - Deadline to submit Position Papers
- Saturday, May 15th: - Local Convention Day 1
- Sunday, May 16th: - Local Convention Day 2
For more information about phonebanks and possible supplemental events, please check eastbaydsa.org/events <[link removed]>