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
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!
What is the Local
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
Find all the information you need to
participate at 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
Double check your membership at
Only current members will be able to vote!
Not a member yet? Join now!
Check out this Robert's
Rules cheat sheet!
Sunday, April 25th:
Wednesday, April 28th:
- Deadline to
accept SC and National Convention Delegate Nominations
Saturday, May 1st:
- Release of Consent
Calendar Poll & Call for Amendments
- Deadline for Consent
Calendar Poll and Amendments
Sunday, May 9th:
- Full Convention Agenda
with Resolutions and Amendments Released
- Deadline to submit
Sunday, May 16th:
information about phonebanks and possible supplemental events, please
ASAP with any accessibility needs so we can begin to arrange
Other questions about the
Convention? Reach out with questions at [email protected]
We are so excited to
participate in the highest body of the chapter with you.
East Bay DSA