Expel the GOP Members Who Instigated the Coup

Jan. 11, 2021

Many of us in St. Louis find ourselves this week in a bizarre position. One of our representatives in Washington, Sen. Josh Hawley, has been trying to subvert democracy and the majority of voters who want Donald Trump out of office and encouraging the authoritarian mob that stormed the Capitol. We encourage all our members and those receiving this email to sign this petition demanding his resignation.

However, we are also fortunate to be represented by St. Louis’s (and DSA’s!) own Rep. Cori Bush! Make no mistake—what we witnessed on January 6th was an attempted coup, and everyone responsible for it must be held accountable. Even though she just joined Congress, Cori has already clearly and unabashedly said: any politician that incited these attacks has to go! Please sign and share this petition.

Spy Plane

Last week, the Public Safety Committee on the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen passed Board Bill 200, which gives Persistent Surveillance Systems the right to fly spy planes above the city. These unmanned planes were originally used for war and are another step towards the militarization of police. In addition, having a private corporation working with the State to monitor and collect data on its residents is a violation of our civil liberties and should terrify socialists.  Fortunately, there is still time for us to defeat the bill. The Board of Aldermen still must approve the bill and the private investors have said they want additional funding and community support for the spy planes. City residents, please sign and share this petition saying No to the Spy Plane!

Socialist & Christian: The Bridge Between Faith & Radical Politics

Join St. Louis DSA as we host a discussion on how the politics of socialism and the politics of Jesus intersect. The panel includes local St. Louis area clergy, professors, and activists that will explore in conversation what it means to be both Christian and socialist. The conversation will be moderated by Andrew Wilkes, pastor of The Double Love Experience in Brooklyn, New York and co-editor of the Religious Socialism publication of DSA. You can RSVP here.

NOTE: While STL DSA gives Trinity Episcopal Church a monthly donation for use of space for storage and meetings and we are hosting this event, we are a secular organization and welcome people of all faiths and religions to join us at our events and to become members!

Tenant Organizer Needed!

Homes for All—St. Louis, a housing justice organization that STL DSA is a part of, is hiring a tenant organizer! The role is focused on building power in Black and Brown communities around the Greater St. Louis area and altering the socio-political landscape for renter-friendly policies by catalyzing tenant unions.

To apply, please send a resume with at least 3 references to h4astl@gmail.com and respond to the prompt in 1000 words or less: “One of our slogans is ‘Housing is a Human Right’, what does this mean to you?

Powerpoint Party

Last chance! If you want to present in the Powerpoint Party, you must submit an idea tonight!

Do you love making Powerpoint presentations? Are you passionate about sharing your interests with others? Apply to present in STL DSA's upcoming Powerpoint party! A Powerpoint party is a virtual event where folks present about a fun topic of their choice for 5-10 minutes. Read more about what a Powerpoint Party is and how to submit a presentation idea at this form. Stay tuned for more information and thank you in advance for your interest!

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