2019 & Beyond - Chapter Resolutions

Organizing For All

Title Organizing For All Introduction This resolution prioritizes the development of DSA-LA’s internal capacity to engage and develop a membership that reflects the working class of Los Angeles, with a focus on fostering an inclusive and accessible organizing space. Continue reading

Priority Resolution for support of DSA-LA for Bernie 2020 Campaign Working Group

Title Priority Resolution for support of DSA-LA for Bernie 2020 Campaign Working Group Introduction Summary: By prioritizing the Bernie 2020 working group that was formed with a majority support of a chapter-wide vote, DSA Los Angeles is dedicated to securing Bernie Sanders’ victory in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and general election, DSA Los Angeles can engage with prospective new members, advance chapter building around issues on which we are in accord with the Sanders platform,  reshape the chapter to better reflect the ethnic composition of the city by targeted organizing in non-white areas (where, also, the campaign is in need of outreach) and significantly augment the infrastructure of an L.A. left through coalition building with issue organizations and intensive canvassing in selected neighborhoods for Bernie and, in some areas, down-ballot candidates or referenda/initiatives. Continue reading

Bringing an Ecosocialist Green New Deal to Los Angeles

Title  “Bringing an EcoSocialist Green New Deal to DSA-LA”  Introduction The Green New Deal has arrived. Thanks in part to organizational pressure applied by the Sunrise Movement and policy proposals made by DSA member and congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, concerns about climate change and the policies needed to combat it have seized public imagination. In the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were not asked a single debate question about climate change. Now however, Democratic Party presidential candidates face a litmus test as to whether they have a clear vision of how to curb the worst parts of the Earth’s climate catastrophe. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and others have publicly announced their support of Green New Deal legislation and have enshrined it as a core component of their presidential campaigns. Continue reading