The Human Impact of Rent Hikes and What We Can Do

By C.R. Mills Shelley Williams, the single mother of a two-year-old son, describes the period of time after discovering her landlord would be raising her rent beyond what she could afford as terrifying. “It almost broke me,” said Williams, who worried she could end up on the streets, losing her child in the process. “There were times my depression and anxiety were so great, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through.”     Continue reading

Why I Pay Dues to DSA

Preface: I intended to post this on November 8th, but ended up being hospitalized with appendicitis that day. I’m finally home from the hospital and am able to post this piece, along with one important update: over a dozen DSA members won seats across the country in the November 2017 elections in a thrilling testimony to the real-life potential of DSA and the leftist struggle overall. Continue reading

What We're Facing

By C.R. Mills If you’re a renter in Sacramento, looking West may fill you with trepidation. A steady stream of residents continues to approach from the Bay Area, with no signs of letting up. While these new residents bring with them the potential for more vibrancy in the region, they also bring an unsettling prospect - rising rents as our housing market gets increasingly squeezed.  Continue reading

Hannah Williams Responds to Ryan Lillis

Sacramento DSA Member Hannah Williams Responds to Sacramento Bee City Beat Piece "Community watch or ‘bourgeois snitches?’ Facebook group pushes city to clear homeless" Ryan Lillis, September 29, 2017 Continue reading

2017 DSA Sac Election Info & Results

On Sunday, September 17th, DSA Sacramento held elections for it’s 2017-2018 Executive Board. Continue reading