Here in Detroit—and in chapters around the country— Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members are building movements for social change and establishing a democratic socialist presence in American communities and politics. Today, there are two active DSA members in Congress: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). More are on their way.

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Detroit DSA · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 5:13 PM

Huge April Ahead for Detroit DSA as We Head Into May Day

NationBuilder   Friend -- Spring is in the air and COVID vaccines are in our bloodstreams! We're hoping you've managed to get yours, as there's only so much we can do for the working class from the comfort of our homes on zoom calls. We're eager to get back into the world and…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
April 2, 2021 at 7:46 PM

This Saturday - Check Out Our General Meeting + The ACTUAL For Real Last Landis for BOPC Canvass

NationBuilder   Friend -- This Saturday is our General Membership Meeting! We've got a special guest from Teamster's Local 337, who just finished a successful strike, plus we'll talk how our chapter can support the PRO Act, and get updates on all of our campaigns. Be sure to …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Final DTP Phonebank + Landis Canvass & Taco Fundraiser

NationBuilder   Friend -- This weekend is our last chance to phone bank for our Defund the Police Campaign and get petition signatures for the Landis for BOPC campaign! Make some calls tonight and enjoy a happy hour after, then join us tomorrow for a canvass while enjoying th…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 7:19 PM

Budget Fight Ramping Up + Join Our PRO Act Phone Bank

NationBuilder   Friend -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our member Lisa Kennedy on March 10th. Lisa was a proud librarian, educator and union member. Lisa was the media specialist at Wilde Elementary and shared her love of reading with the students…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 7:58 PM

What the PRO Act Means for Us + Join Our Weekend Canvass & Happy Hour

NationBuilder   Friend -- With the House passing the PRO Act earlier this week, we've taken a massive step in fighting for both the working class and The Green New Deal! National DSA has made supporting the PRO Act a priority, and you can go here to learn more about it and si…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 6:19 PM

Join Our General Meeting + Defund the Police Phonebanks

NationBuilder   Friend -- Be sure to check out our upcoming General Meeting on March 6th! We've got a guest speaker, a look ahead to the DSA National Convention, plus plenty of campaign updates and proposals to vote on that you won't want to miss.  First, we'll hear from a co…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
February 19, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Join Our Canvass + Reading Groups

NationBuilder   Friend -- As the effects of climate change ravage us with a brutal cold snap from here in Michigan all the way down to Texas, we're seeing firsthand why capitalism isn't sustainable. Corporate greed and lack of investment in infrastructure has resulted in roll…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 8:57 PM

Defund the Police Phonebank

NationBuilder   Friend -- Our chapter has been dedicated this past year to our Defund the Police Campaign, and the next big step we're taking to make that happen is our DSA for Landis Campaign. Join us for our Day of Action on Saturday, February 20th as we table for ballot si…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
February 5, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Sat. General Meeting w/ Chicago DSA Chair + Updates on the United Front & the Budget Fight

NationBuilder Friend -- At this weekend's General Meeting, we'll be joined by Chicago DSA Co-chair Melinda Bunnage, whose chapter recently got a socialist slate elected to Chicago's City Council! She'll be discussing how they organized to win and what CDSA has done to work w…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
January 30, 2021 at 5:47 PM

Landis for BOPC Weekend of Action

NationBuilder Friend —  At this month's General Meeting, we'll be joined by Chicago DSA Co-chair Melinda Bunnage to discuss CDSA's recent campaign that got six socialists elected to Chicago's City Council. Prior to running for chair, Melinda helped launch the first chapter …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 3:58 PM

MLK Fundraiser Raised 1k for Landis - Org 101 Kicks Off w/ 50+ Members

NationBuilder Friend — 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 alre…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
January 14, 2021 at 10:31 PM

Lots of Exciting Upcoming Events - DDSA Votes to Endorse The United Front

NationBuilder Friend — At the last weekend's General Membership Meeting, we voted to endorse and become a strategic partner in the United Front, a coalition set forth by our Black and Brown Alliance branch to connect campaign issues to the working class and underclass of …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
January 7, 2021 at 6:45 PM

General Membership Meeting THIS Saturday - We will be voting on endorsing the United Front

NationBuilder Friend — A new year is here, but the working class is still facing familiar problems. 2020 presented unique challenges—and these challenges have made it clear that the status quo isn't good enough anymore. Political leaders who worship at the altar of capita…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
December 17, 2020 at 7:12 PM

Let's support a community voice for real change here in Detroit

NationBuilder Friend — Thank you for the overwhelming support from the chapter in voting to endorse Detroit DSA member, Landis Spencer, for the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners. Landis is running because the current board is not fulfilling its responsibilities as a …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
December 9, 2020 at 8:52 PM

Detroit DSA Member Running for Detroit Board of Police Commissioners

NationBuilder Friend — Detroit DSA is proud to announce our endorsement of Landis Spencer for District 6 Board of Police Commissioners. Landis is a proud Detroiter and socialist living in District 6. He is Co-Chair of the Black & Brown Alliance of DSA and has been le…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
December 4, 2020 at 4:58 PM

General Meeting Tomorrow at 10AM

NationBuilder Friend — Reminder that tomorrow at 10AM is our monthly general membership meeting. These meetings are open to the public! So if you just want to learn more about Detroit DSA, this is a great way to check us out.Chapter members will be voting to endorse DSA …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 5:55 PM

Welcome New Members!

NationBuilder   Friend — Shoutout to the 170+ new members who joined Detroit DSA the past few weeks. It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in—a society free from capitalism where everyone has a right to quality healthcare, housing, education, good jobs and wh…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 9:04 PM

Every Vote Must Be Counted + A Biden Win Means We Still Fight

NationBuilder  Friend-- Since the November 3rd election, Trump has made baseless claims about the integrity of the 2020 election, even taking litigation against four states, including Michigan for the TCF Center incident where right-wing agitators aggressively attempted …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
November 6, 2020 at 9:08 PM

Chapter Elections + Post-Presidential Election Debrief at Tomorrow's General Meeting

NationBuilder   Tomorrow at 10AM is our monthly General Membership Meeting—we will be holding an election for two Steering Committee seats: At-Large and the Treasurer Officer position. To receive a ballot, you MUST register for the meeting and be a member in good standing…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 10:17 PM

CALL TO ACTION: Rally to Count Every Vote Tomorrow at 2PM

NationBuilder  Friend — Today, American democracy hangs in the balance. We know that Trump and the authoritarian Right have sought to undercut the election through racist and classist voter suppression and by preemptively calling its integrity into question. However, we o…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 7:49 PM

A Socialist Halloween: GOTV for Abe & Rashida and Movie Night

NationBuilder   Get out the Vote for Rashida and Abe on Halloween! Join our electoral working group in Delores Bennett Park for a Halloween GOTV canvassing event this Saturday, October 31st.  We'll be joined by special guests Rashida Tlaib and Abraham Aiyash. SIGN …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
October 23, 2020 at 6:55 PM

TONIGHT: Meet Abe Aiyash & Yusef Shakur to Learn How YOU Can Make a Better World Possible

NationBuilder   Friend — Join us TONIGHT at 6PM for an introduction to Detroit DSA, our members, and how we’re working to build power in our community. We will be joined by Detroit DSAers, Abe Aiyash, organizer and nominee for Michigan House of Representatives, and Yuse…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
October 2, 2020 at 9:20 PM

General Meeting TOMORROW: November Election & Beyond

NationBuilder Friend — At the Tuesday night debate, Trump made it clear that he intends to disrupt and dispute the November election results with his call to arms of the Proud Boys, refusal to condemn white supremacists, and rejection of the mail-in ballot voting process…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
September 29, 2020 at 3:36 PM

We have a world to win - Can you join us?

NationBuilder Friend — Last Wednesday’s grand jury decision not to charge the police officers responsible for the murder of Breonna Taylor, and instead only indicting one officer for wanton endangerment, reaffirms what many of us already knew—structural racism, when artic…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
September 8, 2020 at 9:34 PM

MDDSA Weekly Bulletin - BBA & DSA Sign on to Statement Calling for the Resignation of Chief James Craig

NationBuilder   Friend — Last week, the Black and Brown Alliance of Detroit DSA helped organize 40 Detroit grassroots organizations to sign-on to a statement demanding the resignation of Police Chief James Craig. Chief Craig has lied excessively to protect his department, ro…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
August 28, 2020 at 2:39 PM

POSTPONED MI CORE Car Caravan Due to Flooding & Weather

NationBuilder Friend — Due to flooding and inclement weather, the action has been postponed. Follow MI CORE for updates on the new date for the action. Thank you for understanding. We, along with MI CORE, want to ensure the safety of those who show up in solidarity.   Fin…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
August 27, 2020 at 8:29 PM

TOMORROW 11AM - Car Caravan, Solidarity With MI CORE

NationBuilder Friend — Our comrades at MI CORE have put out a call for solidarity with tomorrow's action. DPS and the State of Michigan are willing to trade the lives of countless children, teachers, school staff, and community members for a return to "normalcy". We've seen …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
August 24, 2020 at 7:57 PM

Detroit DSA Condemns Police Actions on Sunday Morning

NationBuilder Friend — In the early hours of Sunday, August 23, Detroit Police brutalized and arrested dozens of peaceful protesters on Woodward Avenue. Video footage confirms the full extent of the confrontation. In one clip, officers in riot gear approached demonstrators …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 4:40 PM

CALL TO ACTION! Pack the Detroit School Board Meeting

NationBuilder Friend — Amidst a deadly pandemic, the Detroit School Board & Superintendent Vitti want to send Detroit students and teachers back into the classroom on September 8th. Detroit teachers are responding by threatening to strike. Detroit DSA says "NO!" and stan…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
August 3, 2020 at 4:45 PM

MDDSA Weekly Bulletin - Tomorrow: Vote for Rashida Tlaib & Abraham Aiyash

NationBuilder Friend -- We’re in the home stretch to elect our two endorsed candidates, Rashida Tlaib and Abraham Aiyash. We need these incredible leaders in politics, but that can only happen if we show up and out for them both. At 5:30PM is the last canvass for them both…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
July 29, 2020 at 10:29 PM

This Week at MDDSA - Get Rashida Tlaib & Abe elected Tuesday!

NationBuilder Friend -- We've got a busy week coming up here at Detroit DSA. Our monthly General Membership Meeting is this Saturday, canvassing everyday for Rashida and Abe, Black and Brown Alliance solidarity events, teacher actions on Monday, and continuous work on our De…
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 7:35 PM

Happening This Week at MDDSA

NationBuilder Friend -- Welcome to this week’s edition of MDDSA’s “Bulletin Board,” a weekly email blast to keep members in touch with the Chapter events. On Saturday, we had our General Membership meeting. We had all our committees and working groups report back on all the …
Detroit DSA · [email protected]
July 11, 2020 at 11:46 AM

July General Meeting - Today at 10AM!

NationBuilder Friends --  Our July General Meeting is TODAY from 10A-12P via Zoom. Members and visitors are welcome as always. You must register for the meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the meeting.   Interview with …
MDDSA Communications · [email protected]
July 9, 2020 at 3:04 PM

CORRECTION Happening this week, July General Membership Meeting

NationBuilder Friend -- Apologies as some errors were made in the last email! Here are the corrected dates and several extra events!    METRO-DETROIT DSA BULLETIN BOARD—FEATURED ACTIONS All members of the public are welcome to attend. Detroit Board of Police Commissioner (B…
MDDSA Communications · [email protected]
July 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Bulletin Board—Happening this week, July General Membership Meeting

NationBuilder Friend -- Welcome to this week’s edition of MDDSA’s “Bulletin Board,” a weekly email blast to keep members in touch with the Chapter events.  METRO-DETROIT DSA BULLETIN BOARD—FEATURED ACTIONS All members of the public are welcome to attend. Detroit Board of Po…
DEFUND THE POLICE · [email protected]
July 9, 2020 at 12:48 AM

[REMINDER] TOMORROW - PRESSURE THE DETROIT BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS TO END MASS SURVEILLANCE

NationBuilder   PRESSURE THE DETROIT BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS TO END MASS SURVEILLANCE  As you may have read in last week’s email, Detroit’s Board of Police Commissioners will re-evaluate the use of facial recognition technology by the Detroit Police Department at their…
DEFUND THE POLICE · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 5:38 PM

DEFUND, DISARM, DISBAND DUGGAN’S POLICE DEPARTMENT

NationBuilder     At our June General Meeting, Detroit DSA voted unanimously to support a resolution to launch a chapter-wide campaign to defund and demilitarize police departments in the Metro-Detroit area. Why are we, as socialists, demanding that police departments be imm…
Nada Daher · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 3:40 PM

MDDSA Bulletin Board—Happening this week, Monday June 29

NationBuilder Friend — This is the second edition of MDDSA’s “Bulletin Board,” a weekly email blast to keep members in touch with the Chapter events.  METRO-DETROIT DSA BULLETIN BOARD—FEATURED ACTIONSAll members of the public are welcome to attend. Liberation Mondays: “Defund…
Danielle Aubert · [email protected]
June 2, 2020 at 3:57 PM

June General Meeting

NationBuilder Friend — We will be having our General Meeting this Saturday, June 6, 10am-noon via Zoom.  We are in full support of the uprisings raging across the country that are telling the government that black lives matter. It is time to ask ourselves: why are we funding …
Danielle Aubert · [email protected]
May 25, 2020 at 4:32 PM

Run for Steering Committee, phone bank for Rashida Tlaib and Abe Aiyash

NationBuilder Friend — Are you an active member of DSA? Would you like to see socialism in our lifetime? Do you love to organize? We need you to run for the Metro Detroit DSA Steering Committee! BIPOC, women, and non-binary members are especially encouraged to run. You can de…
Danielle Aubert · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 5:15 AM

May General Meeting this Saturday: Frontline Workers vs. COVID

NationBuilder Friends --  We will be having our May General Meeting this Saturday, May 2, 10am-noon via Zoom. Members and visitors are welcome as always. You must register for the meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about jo…
Natasha Fernández-Silber · [email protected]
April 18, 2020 at 2:09 AM

Black & Brown Alliance Town Hall w/ Linda Sarsour: Monday at 6:30 pm!

NationBuilder Friend — DSA is the largest socialist organization in the United States, but we can only win radical demands like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All if our membership reflects the diversity of the working class.   To that end, Detroit DSA's Black & Brow…
Natasha Fernández-Silber · [email protected]
April 8, 2020 at 3:31 PM

Virtual Endorsement Town Hall w/ Rep. Rashida Tlaib!

NationBuilder Friend — Big news everyone!  Monday, April 13th at 7pm, our Chapter will be hosting its first ever “Virtual Endorsement Town Hall” -- with our very own Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13).  Rashida is facing a tough primary opponent this cycle from the corporate wing of…
Danielle Aubert · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 2:39 AM

April General Meeting this Saturday

NationBuilder Friends --  We will be having our April General Meeting this Saturday, April 4, 10am-noon via Zoom. Please register for the meeting here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudOiopjwj-uSWe0YZ56AiVchcXNv-dg After registering you will receive a confirmation email…
Natasha Fernández-Silber · [email protected]
March 15, 2020 at 11:37 PM

Metro-Detroit DSA COVID-19 Response

NationBuilder Friend — The Steering Committee of Metro-Detroit DSA met today to make plans for our continued organizing efforts in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has now officially hit Michigan. Members of the Steering Committee (as well as the other DSA members in …
Catherine Hoffman · [email protected]
March 10, 2020 at 8:34 PM

Tonight! Detroit DSA for Bernie Primary Watch Party

NationBuilder Friend -- Election day is finally here! TONIGHT join Detroit DSA  for a Bernie Michigan Primary Watch Party! 7pm-10pm at Red Door Digital (7500 Oakland St., Detroit) Join us to support and celebrate Bernie Sanders! Catherine Hoffmanhttp://www.metrodetroitdsa.co…
Danielle Aubert · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 5:40 AM

Get out the vote for Bernie

NationBuilder Friend — We will have our last Detroit DSA General Meeting before the March 10 Michigan primary this Saturday, March 7, 10am-noon at Ant Hall (2320 Caniff, Hamtramck).  This is a critical meeting. The progressive movement hinges on how well Bernie does in Michi…
Danielle Aubert · [email protected]
February 18, 2020 at 3:10 AM

The Fight for College for All and a Green New Deal

NationBuilder Friend -- Tomorrow, Wayne State YDSA and GEOC will host Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for a community conversation about student debt, higher education, and the movement to make public universities tuition-free.Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 pmDoors open at 5:30 pmCommu…
Danielle Aubert · [email protected]
February 5, 2020 at 7:26 PM

General Meeting this Saturday: New Bylaws, Chapter Updates

NationBuilder Friend -- Our February General Meeting will take place this Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 am – noon at Ant Hall (2320 Caniff, Hamtramck).  We will be discussing a proposal for new chapter bylaws. Our current bylaws can be found here. The proposed new bylaws can be re…
Danielle Aubert · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 5:12 AM

DSA for Bernie, College for All, Green New Deal

NationBuilder Friend -- February is shaping up to be an incredibly busy month. It's all hands on deck before the Michigan primary on March 10! February General Meeting Our meeting this month takes place on February 8, 10 am–noon at Ant Hall (2320 Caniff, Hamtramck). Members a…