Venezuela Solidarity Statement

The Democratic Socialists of America, Sacramento stands in solidarity with the working class people of Venezuela and wholeheartedly condemn the coup attempt being fostered by the United States government, its allies, and the Trump administration against the sovereign nation of Venezuela. Continue reading

Report from the Green New Deal / Let’s Own PG&E kickoff with East Bay DSA

The Green New Deal/Let’s Own PG&E campaign’s goal is to build a mass movement for a public and worker-owned  PG&E, to join it to the Green New Deal, ultimately creating public and worker-owned green energy as part of climate justice. YDSA UC Davis and Sacramento DSA are coming together to support Northern California DSA chapters from Chico, San Francisco, the East Bay, Fresno, and Silicon Valley; together with Diablo Rising Tide, Communities for a Better Environment and others. Continue reading

International Committee Mission Statement

At a recent meeting, the International Committee of the Sacramento DSA voted to ratify their new mission statement. The statement can be read below. If you are interested in the committee, learn more and join here.   Continue reading

Research Committee 2018 Voter Recommendations

Sacramento DSA Research committee has drafted this voter guide regarding specific candidates and statewide propositions.  The committee has only recommended endorsements on propositions that have demonstrated explicitly how they will effect the working class. For this reason the Sacramento DSA research committee has taken no official stance on Propositions 1-4 or Proposition 12 because the effects on the working class were not clearly laid out in the language of the propositions. CA State Senate 4 Phillip Kim Proposition 5 No Proposition 6 No Proposition 8 Yes Proposition 10 Yes Proposition 11 No Measure U No Consensus / Lean No   Continue reading

Sacramento DSA Statement on Brett Kavanaugh

The Democratic Socialists of America, Sacramento, California denounce the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and demand justice for all victims of sexual violence, especially those in Sacramento.   Continue reading

Why and How Socialists Should Support the 2018 National Prison Strike

Colin Meinrath presents the reasons socialists should support the 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike and how individuals and groups can help. Sacramento DSA will be holding a teach-in on how to support the Nationwide Prison Strike at the General Membership Meeting on August 18th. RSVP here. Continue reading

Pathway to a More Progressive Sacramento City Council

By James Jay Jackson, Jr.  What results can we yield from pressuring city council? Sacramento is home to a diverse scene of activist groups for a variety of causes, and the Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) is one of the fastest growing organizations in the area. A consistent tactic used by DSA members, as well as groups such as Black Lives Matter or Housing for Sacramento, has been to fill up the public comment section of city council meetings with supporters. Continue reading

Immigration and Labor in CA: A Contextual and Historical Report

By James Jay Jackson, Jr.    Introduction The purpose of this report is to summarize part of the findings made by Sacramento DSA’s Research Committee on the subject of Labor and Immigration in California.  The research has been operating threefold: historical, contemporary, and prescriptive. The objective of the contextual research is to describe the history of labor’s relationship with immigration in California.  This report will strictly focus on the contextual part of the committee’s research. A further objective of the contextual research is to understand how the relationship between immigration and labor developed specifically in California. This report will attempt to show through a historical lense that the relationship between labor and immigration has been founded in crisis.[1] The intention of a contextual basis is to help the committee surmise what a socialist immigration platform will look like.  The difficulty of such an endeavor must also be noted. It must be disclosed in order to create a full analysis that Marx did not have a declared theory on migration. [2] Continue reading

Tents Aren't Enough

By C.R. Mills Mayor Darrell Steinberg recently announced he wants to put up three large tents in Sacramento to provide shelter for homeless people. Steinberg described the structures, which can each fit 200 people, as temporary, a step on the road towards receiving city services and ultimately permanent housing. Yet without a parallel effort to build thousands of affordable homes throughout the region, these tents simply provide a way for city leaders to push a major public problem out of sight without actually addressing it. Continue reading

Sacramento DSA 2018 Endorsements

On April 29th the Sacramento DSA general membership engaged in 8 hours of candidate interviews and deliberation of electoral strategy. The end result is a slate of four candidates that reflect the values of the chapter and that we believe will make strides toward the democratic socialist world we want to create.     Continue reading