News and Updates

Sacramento’s Rent Control Fight Is About Power, Not Process

December 09, 2019

By C.R. Mills Sacramentans may or may not be allowed to vote on a powerful local rent control measure in 2020, depending on a variety of uncertain legal and political outcomes. Two things remain certain at this point, however: City politicians funded by landlords are doing everything in their pow...
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Beyond Nonprofits, Toward Change

October 22, 2019

By Annabel Vera As we try to figure out what DSA chapters should even be doing, it’s tempting to borrow shelf-ready trainings, campaigns, governance structures, leadership styles, and even philosophies from the nonprofit world. But this is a shortcut that ultimately jeopardizes the political miss...
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A People of Color’s History of DSA, Part 2: DSA Enters the 80s

September 11, 2019

By David Roddy and Alyssa De La Rosa (You can find part one in this series here.)(All images from Democratic Left Online Archive)The DSA was founded in March of 1982. Ronald Reagan had occupied the White House for a little over a year, but he had already fired 13,000 air traffic controllers who b...
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Op Ed: Against Resolution 22

July 26, 2019

By James J Jackson, Jr.First let me open with a disclaimer, this is not the opinion of our entire delegation.  This is my take as both an individual member of DSA and as one individual delegate to the 2019 convention.As an elected delegate I feel obligated to be as forward and as transparent as I...
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Op Ed: Don’t Trust Audrey Denney On Climate Issues

July 26, 2019

By Anthony HaddadIn April, CA01 congressional candidate Audrey Denney received the Sunrise Movement’s first 2020 endorsement of a political candidate after signing a pledge to support the Green New Deal at a town hall in Chico. Since then, Denney has broken the spirit of that pledge by her recent...
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Announcing Socialized Sacramento: The Sac DSA Podcast!

May 15, 2019

At our last General Membership Meeting, the membership authorized the creation of the very first chapter podcast! Socialized Sacramento is co-hosted by Skyler Henry and Cori Ring-Martinez, and produced by Skyler Henry.In the inaugural episode of Socialized Sacramento: The Sac DSA Podcast, the hos...
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Will California Support Unions?

May 12, 2019

By C.R. MillsNearly every major politician in California recognizes the right of residents to organize in the workplace. From Gavin Newsom to Diane Feinstein, Jerry Brown to Nancy Pelosi, the path to power in our state runs through labor. Union members knock on doors and heavily fund campaigns fo...
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