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Steering Committee Nominations are Open!
What a year it’s been for Miami DSA! We’ve pushed for the restoration of voting rights to previously incarcerated people; We’ve built lasting bridges with community partners, hosting uplifting workshops like The End of Policing with Alex Vitale; We’ve rallied folks against the US-backed coup in Venezuela, the Brazilian far right and Israeli settler colonialism; We rocked out and raised nearly a thousand dollars for organizations supporting refugees at our southern border.

We’ve helped launch the Miami Tenants Union with our comrades; We’ve collected petitions for Medicaid expansion, cannabis legalization and a $15/hour minimum wage; We’ve read books like Jane McElevey’s No Shortcuts and The Rank-and-File Strategy by Kim Moody, and screened films like Astra Taylor’s What is Democracy?; We’ve stood in solidarity with houseless folks, sharing food and material goods; and now, we’re excited to begin campaigning for Bernie Sanders.

We’ve done so much to bolster our socialist ranks, and slowly, we are building class consciousness in the Magic City.

We will be electing a brand new Steering Committee on Sunday, July 14 at our 2019 General Meeting. It will be held from 2-4pm at 2103 Coral Way. We hope that you can join us to cast your vote and get to know us better.  If you would like to run for Steering Committee, please fill out this candidate questionnaireThe positions up for election include 2 Co-chairs, Treasurer, Communications Coordinator and Membership Coordinator.

This coming year will be a pivotal time for our chapter, and for DSA by and large. Our project is gaining more and more traction across the country as we continue to succeed at the ballot box with candidates like AOC, Rashida Tlaib and Tiffany Cabán, and build power in the workplace and the community. The fissures in the neoliberal order are beginning to show, and we must continue to build a sustainable future free from the injustices of capitalism.

This Friday, July 5th our current Steering Committee will be meeting.  We encourage all prospective candidates to attend!

¡Queremos pan, y rosas también!

Beach Potluck and Fundraiser

We hereby denounce Miami weather as counterrevolutionary.

So it happened again. Sadly we had to postpone this past Sunday's beach day due to inclement weather.  But we are determined to have some fun in the sun and raise a bit of money for our delegates going to the DSA National Convention in Atlanta. Join us this Sunday, July 7th at North Shore Open Space Park at 1pm for a potluck-style picnic and BBQ at the beach.  If you aren't able to make it out, we urge you to consider donating to our GoFundMe to help fund our delegates' travel.

See you on the sand!  *fingers crossed*

Corporate Power, Class Conflict,
and the Crisis of the New Globalization

Former Miami DSA Chair Ron Cox will be giving a talk on Wednesday, July 10th at Books & Books in Coral Gables about his new book, Corporate Power, Class Conflict, and the Crisis of the New Globalization.  We hope you can make it out!
 
"Transnational corporations have used their market and political power in the U.S., the European Union and Japan to expand global production on terms that are highly favorable to corporate interests. Through a detailed history of the establishment of global value chains, Cox examines how corporations have internationalized production by working directly with political elites to establish terms of investment and trade that facilitate working class exploitation. He also examines the political implications of the growing gap between the global rich and the working class, including the increasing illegitimacy of corporate-backed governments in the United States and the European Union. The author concludes the book with suggestions for how the global working class can fight for their own interests in the context of the rising threats of far-right extremism and neo-fascist political movements."

2020 Ballot Initiatives Canvassing

Our weekly canvasses to collect petitions for possible 2020 state-wide ballot initiatives including Medicaid Expansion, $15/hour Minimum Wage and Cannabis Legalization continue. Our next canvass will take place this Saturday at 11:30am.  We will be grouping at Panther Coffee in Little Haiti. Last week was a scorcher, so we recommend attendees bring water and sunscreen.

Labor Organizing 101

Miami DSA and Florida Future Labor Leaders are working in coalition on a series of workshops to offer you the resources and in-person training to form a union in your workplace. The first will be held on Thursday, July 25th. We will walk you through each step of the process, while also offering a history of the labor struggles in South Florida. It's a history you'll be proud to join.

Donate to Miami DSA!

For nearly the entirety of DSA's history in Miami, we've organized, served our community, offered trainings and educational events with virtually no money. You can help us expand and sustain our work by becoming a monthly sustainer or giving a one-time donation. Thank you so much for your support.

📚 This Week in #PeoplesHistory 📚

7/2: Civil Rights Act signed (1964)
7/3: Paterson textile strike begins (1835)
7/4: Susan B. Anthony and other protestors present the "Declaration of the Rights of Women" at an official celebration of the centennial of the United States. (1876)
7/4: The British Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality. (1967)
7/5: Toxteth Uprising in Liverpool begins after the brutal arrest of Leroy Cooper. (1981)
7/6: Mexican artist and Marxist Frida Kahlo born. (1907)

Join a DSA Working Group

The vast majority of Miami DSA's work takes place in our Working Groups. Visit our website or email the links below to find out more about how to get involved:

📢Communication & Outreach📢
☑️ Electoral ☑️
🏥 Healthcare 🏥
🌍 International Solidarity 🌏
🕘 Labor 🕘
🔧 Mutual Aid 🔧
📚 Political Education 📚

🍲 Miami DSA Mutual Mondays 🛠️
Join Miami DSA's Mutual Aid Working Group at Lot 33 Downtown for Mutual Mondays, a weekly program designed to directly address material distress and build solidarity in our community.  We offer free food, clothing and resources to anyone in need, with the aim of empowering the oppressed to fight for their dignity.

We begin serving at 7 p.m. outside Lot 33 on SW 2nd St., near the cross street with SW 2nd Ave. 

📅 Calendar/Upcoming Events 📅

🌹  7/2:  International Solidarity Working Group Meeting
🌹  7/4:  Extinction Rebellion Miami Government Roast BBQ
🌹  7/5:  Steering Committee Meeting
🌹  7/6:  Canvassing for 2020 Ballot Initiatives
🌹  7/7:  DSA Beach Potluck and Fundraiser
🌹  7/10: Corporate Power, Class Conflict, and the Crisis of the New Globalization with Ron Cox
🌹  7/10: No Shortcuts to Building Power: Session 3 with Jane McAlevey
🌹  7/14: Miami DSA 2019 General Meeting & Steering Committee Elections
🌹  7/25: Labor Organizing 101: How to Form a Union
🌹Every Monday: Mutual Mondays

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Let us know!

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