August Working Group Updates

Below is subset of our working groups.  A full list with contact information is available here.

Electoral

The Citywide Electoral Working Group is working hard from now until election day on Thursday, September 13, 2018 to get New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar elected. They are looking for volunteers to canvas and host phone banks. Canvassing is especially important on election day, and the working group is looking to mobilize as many people as possible to turn out the vote for Julia. They are also offering limited edition Julia Salazar shirts to help fund continued electoral work.

The B/UM Electoral Working Group is riding high off of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning primary win on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. They are now organizing canvasses for New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar on Sunday, August 26, 2018 and Sunday, September 9, 2018. They are also planning a series of canvasses in Upper Manhattan for the Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams campaigns in conjunction with housing initiatives uptown.

Tech Action

Salon recently published an article highlighting DSA candidate for New York State Senate Julia Salazar's tech platform, which was crafted with the help of the Tech Action Working Group. The platform includes protections for "gig-economy" workers, calls for cooperatively-owned platform apps, demands for public broadband, and restrictions on state surveillance. On Saturday, September 1, 2018, the Tech Action Working Group will be canvassing for the Salazar campaign and invites volunteers to join them.

The Tech Action Working Group has also recently collaborated with the Media Working Group to develop a workplace organizing training for tech and media workers, in conjunction with Coworker.org.

Finally, the working group will be holding elections for it's Organizing Committee in September/October. If you wish to run, please submit here.

Immigrant Justice

The Immigrant Justice Working Group continues to have SanctuaryHood canvassing events to secure safe havens for immigrants in our community. Please let them know if you can participate in your neighborhood by reaching out to immigrant.justice@socialists.nyc.

There will be a DSA Day School from 1:30 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Carroll Gardens Library to discuss immigration through a socialist lens.

The working group is also planning a fundraiser with the DSA Chorus to benefit one of our partner organizations, the New Sanctuary Coalition, in the fall.

If you're interested in any of the above or the immigrant justice cause in general, please contact immigrant.justice@socialists.nyc!

Climate Justice

The Climate Justice Working Group has been a part of the #RiseNY citywide planning process and is looking to get 100 DSA members out to the Rise up for Climate, Jobs, and Justice action on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Battery Park. To join, sign up here.

They have also made ecosocialist posters and signs in collaboration with the Media Working Group and will be making additional signs for the rally at the DSA Art Build on Thursday, August 23, 2018.