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 questionnaire.
The 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