Where the work happens

Sacramento DSA has many committees engaged in the important work of the chapter, addressing the needs of the community and allowing the members to work on issues that are important to them.

Electoral Committee

  • Co-Chair(s): TBA
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Healthcare Committee

DSA is working with a coalition of local groups and the California Nurses Association to fight for single-payer healthcare. We are pushing to enact HR 1384, the Medicare For All of 2019 Act, which would create a Medicare-for-All type system that covers everybody in the United States with no copays or deductibles. We have been knocking on doors, tabling at farmers’ markets, creating memes, holding town halls, meeting with legislators, and doing actions at their offices.

  • Co-Chair(s): Shirley T. and Jenny O.
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Housing Committee

This committee was started to help protect renters by fighting for rent control and just cause evictions, to do advocacy on housing policy, work on eliminating homelessness, and to ensure that housing is accessible and available to everyone.

The rent control campaign in Sacramento is a collective effort between DSA, ACCE, Tenants Together and other organizations. We are working to help renters in Sacramento become activists in order to get the city to place protections for those for renters. We want to ensure that no one loses their home because of unfair evictions or rent increase.

Housing Now is a coalition of statewide organizations that advocates for housing policies that affect everyone in the state. Issues include legislation on tenant protections, repealing laws that hurt tenants, and fighting laws that give landlord more power. The groups also help others with campaigns to get rent control or just cause eviction laws in their city.

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International Committee

While living in the United States and acknowledging it as the most powerful imperialist hegemon on earth, the International Committee of Sacramento DSA understands the necessity of linking struggles of the U.S. working class with those who struggle against imperialism and the military-corporate complexes that benefit capitalists across the globe. This committee takes an explicit stance against oppressive state violence, including both police and military actions. The mission of this committee shall henceforth be; 1. to promote education about international issues, 2. to express solidarity and support with international working class and anti-colonial struggles for self-determination abroad, and 3. to reject imperialism in all its forms as a barrier to the advancement of socialism.

  • Co-Chair(s): David M.
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Labor Committee

Want to learn about and get support in building power in your workplace to make real change for you and your co-workers? Join the Labor Committee at our next meeting.

  • Co-Chair(s): Kyle L. and Aaron Z.
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Mutual Aid Committee

Under capitalism, the commodification of housing and other basic human needs puts us and our neighbors in a constant state of precariousness. Federal, state, and local governments have consistently failed to meet the needs of all residents, especially unhoused residents. We as socialists believe in the need for mutual aid to challenge the existing power structure and provide for those marginalized and persecuted by the status quo, especially our BIPOC and LQBTQ+ who are more likely to face housing and food insecurity. We also believe it is important to empower DSA members and members of the local community to make meaningful systemic change.

The Mutual Aid Committee works to organize exchanges of resources and services for the benefit of all. Through this collective effort, we will empower our community to bring about systemic changes that will mitigate housing and food insecurity in the region. Comrades will work together to assess what people need and what the group can provide. Projects will be run by the community, for the community, as mutual aid is fundamentally an organic and egalitarian social relationship, not a material one based on hierarchy. We also believe it is important to empower DSA members and members of the local community to make meaningful systemic change (outside of existing systems).

  • Co-Chair(s): Chelsea F. and Paul A.
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Racial Solidarity Committee

This committee first recognizes the fundamental lesson from the history of earlier populist and leftist efforts to make a more democratic society: that class-based struggle cannot be waged for long while ignoring race and that race-based struggle cannot be waged for long while ignoring class. Raising both race and class consciousness is necessary for a democratic socialist movement to unfold from place-based communities. Only then can organized communities overcome the ideological and material continuation of institutional-structural white supremacy in both U.S. civil society and its social geography. Our committee focuses on dialogue, education, coalition work, and direct action that advances multiracial solidarity as a crucial prerequisite to a united working class. Out of many colors, one class.

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Socialist Education Committee

One of the defining features of socialism is the praxis, the meeting of theory and action. The Socialist Education Committee creates events and materials to aid our members in using the history and ideology of the socialist movement as tools in our day-to-day organizing.

  • Co-Chair(s): David R. and Connie
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