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National Convention Delegation

At our next monthly meeting on June 2, Miami DSA will elect four delegates to attend DSA's National Convention in Atlanta from August 2-4.  If you are interested in throwing your hat in the ring, please reach out directly to the Steering Committee by May 24. All members in good standing are eligible to run.

On Thursday, May 30, we are looking to hold a workshop about the Convention to discuss the internal politics of DSA at the national level, along with the various slates and big-ticket items that will be voted on.  The Steering Committee has created this "cheat sheet" as a guide for members to work these important issues.

Lastly, we have started a GoFundMe to financially support our delegates' trip to Atlanta.  Between registration fees, lodging and transportation, the Convention isn't shaping out to be cheap.  As socialists we believe that this opportunity should be accessible to all our members, not just those with financial means.  We strongly urge everyone to please consider supporting this mission.

Miami DSA Members' Town Hall

Calling all members of Miami DSA!  On Wednesday, May 22, we will be gathering once again to discuss where our chapter has been, where we currently are, and where we want our movement to go.  With this recurring "town hall" series, we hope to create a space where we can share our hopes and our constructive criticism, all in a spirit of mutual respect and intentionality.

We will be grouping at the Starbucks @ 6320 Biscayne Blvd. at 7:00 pm. A call-in option will be available for members who cannot be there in person, so let us know if you would like the link.

Political Education Reading Group:
Climate Gentrification

In Miami we have witnessed an unprecedented rise in the planning of opulent mega-projects in underserved areas with high elevation.  As sea levels continue to rise, we can only expect this trend to intensify, pricing out countless members of our community, unless we build our capacity to take them on all together.

For this month's installment of our Political Education reading series, we will be examining climate gentrification, both here in Miami and on a global scale.  We will be delving into two articles, as well as the first chapter of Arundhati Roy's Capitalism: A Ghost Story. We will be grouping at 2pm on Monday, May 27th @ 230 SW 16 Ave. We hope to see you there!  

Remembering the Nakba

Join our friends this Thursday for a photo exhibition, a film screening of award-winning film 1948: Creation & Catastrophe, and an interactive remembrance on the Palestinian villages that were ethnically cleansed, Atlas of Palestine.  Free admission. The famous Baladna open buffet of Palestinian food will be available for $20.

2020 Ballot Initiatives Canvassing

Join us for our weekly canvassing, where we collect petitions for possible 2020 ballot initiatives like Medicaid Expansion, $15/hour Minimum Wage, and Cannabis Legalization.  Our next canvass will take place on Saturday, May 25.  The time and location will be announced in the coming days.  Stay tuned!

No Shortcuts

How can our movement start to build true political power?  For next month's reading series on Tuesday, June 25th, we will be reading Jane McAlevey's No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Guilded Age, which attempts to answer this question through the lens of labor organizing. This discussion will compliment a series of mass calls DSA is holding with the author, where she will be giving remarks and taking questions from members. You can RSVP here for the first of these on June 1st.

Move to Amend Day of Action
 
On Wednesday, May 29, come support Move to Amend's "We the People" Amendment. If passed, this amendment would be a big step in the right direction for reforming US election law and getting corporate money out of politics. They will be gathering outside Rep. Donna Shalala's office to urge her to co-sponsor.  Visit Movetoamend.org to sign the petition.

Bern, baby, Bern

At our April Monthly Meeting we voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders' 2020 Presidential Campaign. We are still in the early stages of forming our campaign, and  we hope to begin rolling it out in the coming months.  If you would like to get involved, please shoot us a message.  

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.

¿Qué Pasa, DSA?

Miami DSA is taking over the airwaves. You can watch or listen to some of the finest subversive content and easily share it with your friends, family, and comrades on any of the following platforms: ▶️Google Play, 📡Stitcher, 🎶 TuneIn, 🎥YouTube, 🔊 SoundCloud, 🎵 iTunes

📚 This Week in #PeoplesHistory 📚

5/21: Suharto resigns as President of Indonesia after three decades of authoritarian rule.
5/22: Oaxaca teachers begin sit-in (2006)
5/23: The Trail of Tears begins (1838)
5/24: Eritrea votes for independence (1993)
5/24: The Society of United Irishmen, a republican group influenced by the American and French revolutions, rises up against English rule  (1798)
5/26: Jeremy Corbyn ("The Absolute Boy") is born 

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 📅

🌹  5/21: Electoral Working Group Meeting
🌹  5/22: Miami DSA Members' Town Hall
🌹  5/23: Commemorating 71 Years of AlNakba
🌹  5/23: What to do about Abortion Bans and Other Bad Bills
🌹  5/24: Steering Committee Meeting
🌹  5/25: Canvassing for 2020 Ballot Initiatives
🌹  5/27: Political Education Reading Group: Climate Gentrification
🌹  5/29: Move to Amend Free the People National Day of Action
🌹  5/30: Miami DSA National Convention Workshop
🌹  5/31: Eyewitness Report: Behind the Failed US Coups in Venezuela with Max Blumenthal
🌹  6/1: Canvassing for 2020 Ballot Initiatives
🌹  6/1: No Shortcuts to Building Power: Session 1 with Jane McAlevey
🌹  6/2: Miami DSA New Member Orientation
🌹  6/2: Miami DSA June Monthly Meeting
🌹  6/11: Labor Working Group Meeting
🌹  6/21-23: Canvassing for 2020 Ballot Initiatives at Wynwood Pride
🌹  6/25: Political Education Reading Group: No Shortcuts
🌹  6/26: No Shortcuts to Building Power: Session 2 with Jane McAlevey
🌹  7/10: No Shortcuts to Building Power: Session 3 with Jane McAlevey
🌹Every Monday: Mutual Mondays
 

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