Working Groups

Ecosocialist 

The Ecosocialist Working Group’s Public Power campaign became a citywide priority in September, with momentum continuing to build. On October 10, they hosted a town hall at Brooklyn College to speak about the campaign and the preemptive shutoffs that left more than 33,000 homes without power in low-income communities of color. On October 19, the working group held a kick-off for the newly formed coalition, Movement for a Green New Deal, alongside New York Communities for Change, Sunrise, and Food & Water Action. The kick-off was a huge success, with about 180 in attendance, and more than 20 people were trained to lobby their state electeds for the public power campaign and a Green New Deal for New York. 

Additionally, this month the working group helped the Electoral Working Group get more than 450 signatures during the Bernie + AOC rally. They also helped get nearly 300 sign-ups during the youth-lead climate strikes. 

The next Public Power Town Hall will be in the Bronx in early December, with an invited special guest! Stay tuned for more information, and contact dsa.climate.justice@gmail.com to learn about future canvas opportunities

Immigrant Justice Working Group 

The NYC DSA Immigrant Justice Working Group invites DSA members and the general public to a day school on migration and immigration issues to be held on November 17, 2019 from 9:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110 offices at 256 W 38th St #704, New York, NY 10018. There will be morning and afternoon sessions and a lunch break from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. (Recommended donation for lunch is $5.)

Possible sessions may include workshops on imperialism and internationalism, climate change and migration, and U.S immigration policies and their effect on immigrants and the society as a whole. Further information on the day school schedule will be available soon. 

The working group will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, November 11, at the Verso Books offices at 20 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. They will be discussing their on-going campaigns to close the camps and pass immigrant legislation at the state level, among other items. Additionally, there will also be a discussion on non-violent direct action and its role in the movement.