Sunday, July 23, 2017

DSA Endorses the #PeoplesPlatform






Democratic Socialists of America endorses the #PeoplesPlatform


Tell House Democrats-- resistance isn’t enough, we must move our country forward with a bold, progressive agenda. Co-sponsor our #PeoplesPlatform when Congress returns to session in September.
Join us as we urge House Democrats to support:
  1. Medicare for All: H.R. 676 Medicare For All Act
  2. Free College Tuition: H.R. 1880 College for All Act of 2017
  3. Worker Rights: H.R.15 - Raise the Wage Act
  4. Women’s Rights: H.R.771 - Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
  5. Voting Rights: H.R. 2840 - Automatic Voter Registration Act
  6. Environmental Justice: Climate Change Bill - Renewable Energy (More details soon!)
  7. Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights: H.R. 3227 - Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2017
  8. Taxing Wall Street: H.R. 1144 - Inclusive Prosperity Act
The status quo isn’t working. This summer, let’s work together to get House Democrats to back our #PeoplesPlatform.  


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LGBT Pride Month





Memphis DSA Presents a public screening of the fantastic movie PRIDE!

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all..

Celebrate LGBT Pride with Memphis DSA!

Tuesday June 13th (6:30 –8:00 PM)
Out Memphis (FKA MGLCC)
892 S. Cooper

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Monday, April 24, 2017

May Day






Join Memphis DSA at the Memphis Day Without Immigrants March and Rally, Monday May 1 5-7 pM


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Monday, April 3, 2017

April 8th Medicare for All Rally





Rally for (Improved) Medicare for All

Sat. April 8th 2 PM
UT Healthcare Sciences Center
Pavillon on Union


We believe health care is a human right and we demand
UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FOR ALL










Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fight for $15 March on Memphis (April 4)



Memphis: It’s time to fight.

We are still fighting for The Dream.
This year marks 49 years since Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, but white supremacy and corporate greed continue to work together against families forced to struggle to make ends meet.
On April 4, thousands of activists with the Fight for $15 and the Movement for Black Lives will take to the streets in two-dozen cities across the country to continue the fight for racial and economic justice. 
RSVP to join us in Memphis on April 4. 
What: Fight for $15 National Protest
Where: Memphis City Hall, 125 N. Main St, Memphis, TN
When: April 4, 2017 at 5 pm CT

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 18: Beyond Obamacare: From the Affordable Care Act to (Improved Medicare for All)



BEYOND OBAMACARE:
From the Affordable Care Act to (Improved) Medicare For All


Memphis DSA will be showing THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE and have guest speaker Dr. Roger LaBonte with Physicians for a National Health Program discuss how an Improved Medicare for All should replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Sat. March 18, 2 PM
First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper)
(Conference Auditorium upstairs)

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

March on Mississippi






Join Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialists of America at the March on Mississippi to support Nissan workers and the right of workers to form a union on Sat. March 4th.

We're bringing our folks from DSA groups across the South together for weekend of marching, training, and connecting on March 4th & 5th in Jackson, MS and Canton, MS. Join fellow DSA members and our National Organizer to build your skills and support workers. We’ll attend the "March on Mississippi" with Bernie Sanders, Rev. William Barber and other movement leaders and then come together for a DSA organizing training the following day.

The workers at the Nissan Canton plant have been fighting for workers' and civil rights for over a decade, but the company has been extremely hostile to their efforts. A win for these workers would be a gamechanger for labor in Mississippi, the South, the US, and internationally--and our support of the workers' "March on Mississippi" could be decisive! Let's organize the South!


DSA "Organize the South!" Weekend
Saturday, March 4th
Sunday, March 5th
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - DSA organizing training at the Lumumba Center in Jackson, MS 
*Some housing available on Saturday night in Jackson, please indicate if you need housing on the RSVP form. 

Please RSVP here as soon as possible. This event is free to attend but food is not provided, and we’ll plan to pass the hat for donations to our comrades at the Lumumba Center who graciously offered space to us. Excited to see y'all on March 4th! 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Americans Flocking to Democratic Socialism



With Donald Trump as President, Americans are Flocking to Socialism-In These Times

Thanks in part to the primary presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders and the election of Donald Trump, Americans are checking into the Democratic Socialists of America.  DSA's membership has doubled from about 6500 to over 14000 since May 2016.

Join DSA, and join Memphis DSA!





Tuesday, January 17, 2017


In memory of MLK, we continue the struggle for Democratic Socialism....

Martin Luther King Was a Democratic Socialist

Restoring King (Jacobin)




Activist Angela Davis spoke at the annual Mid-South Peace & Justice Center's 35th anniversary Living the Legacy of Non-violence on  Jan. 14, here's a great article on the event from Highground News

Activist Angela Davis on Memphis' Legacy and Why Freedom is a Constant Struggle



Monday, January 9, 2017


DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM: Hope in a Dark Era

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is not a political party, we are a multi-issue democratic socialist organization working to build a movement for economic and political democracy, social justice, equality and freedom. We share a broad democratic socialist vision and welcome different points of view on issues like electoral politics. We welcome democratic socialists who work in the Democratic Party, Green Party or any other party who share that vision. Many of our members are also members of other socialist groups and parties.. all are welcome to join us to build a larger movement!