News and Updates

Thoughts on Organizing to Keep Schools Safe

July 25, 2020

Right now, in the midst of COVID-19, we have a President, a Secretary of Education, and a capitalist class that is desperate to ignore the growing epidemiological threat that COVID-19 presents, and specifically the threat presented by re-opening schools full time in the Fall. This neglect could b...
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A People of Color's History of DSA, Part 4: DSA Looks Inward

July 07, 2020

By David Roddy and Alyssa De La Rosa A People of Color's History of DSA, Part 1 A People of Color's History of DSA, Part 2 A People of Color's History of DSA, Part 34: DSA Looks InwardOn Sunday, January 20, 1985, President Ronald Reagan was sworn in to a second term. DSA’s aspirations for a Monda...
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George Floyd Solidarity Statement

June 02, 2020

The Racial Solidarity Committee of the Sacramento, Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with our comrades fighting for Black liberation across the country and world. We stand in solidarity alongside Sacramento's Black working class leadership as they organize and demand justice o...
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Chapter Statement on COVID Crisis

April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 Crisis has impacted the most vulnerable among us the hardest: working people, undocumented, the unhoused, and the uninsured. People of color, and especially black people, are dying at disproportionate rates. More than a public health crisis, the pandemic is quickly becoming an econom...
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Sacramento Democratic Socialists Win First Seat on City Council

March 11, 2020

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 10, 2020Contact: admin@sacdsa.orgSacramento, CA — The Sacramento Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) won a seat on the city council in a hotly contested race, with results still trickling in from the March 3rd election. Sacramento DSA’s endorsed candid...
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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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