Regarding Today’s Events at CVPA High School

Today has been difficult for our city. We stand in sympathy and solidarity with all of the students, teachers, faculty, parents and other family members impacted by today’s tragic events at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School.

Workplace Organizing Training Series Starts This Thursday!

Hate your job? Don’t quit, organize! Join STL DSA’s Labor Committee as we learn together and hear from union organizers on how to organize with coworkers to build power and our jobs suck less.

Whether you want to organize your workplace, are currently a union member but want to build a stronger fighting union or are just interested in helping others organize theirs, join us for this four-part Workplace Organizing Training Series and help us build a powerful working class that can change the world.

The training series is open to all, no STL DSA membership necessary. Part one takes place this Thursday, October 27, at 6 pm (in person, at Trinity Church).

Find more info and RSVP here.

Parts 2-4 of the Workplace Organizing Training series are listed under “Upcoming Events,” below.

Another Chance to Canvass for Megan this Saturday!

Join us as we help get Alderwoman and STL DSA member Megan Green elected as the President of the Board of Aldermen for St. Louis City! We’re encouraging members (and non-members) to join us for another canvass this Saturday, October 29, at 10 am. We’ll be meeting at the Megan Green Campaign Office (4462 Maryland Ave).

Find more info and RSVP here.

Let’s get a true democratic socialist and comrade elected as President of the BOA!

Save the Date: Chapter Meeting on November 15

Save the date! Next month’s Chapter Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 15. We’ll be meeting at 7 pm via Zoom.

Find more info and RSVP here.

Join the Community Committee! Meeting on November 14

Do you want to help others get more involved in STL DSA, make our chapter a welcoming and accessible organization and build a stronger organization that can fight for socialism? If so, join the Community Committee and fill out this interest form.

Our next meeting is on Monday, November 14, at 6 pm at Trinity Church. Find more info and RSVP here.

If you have any questions about the committee, our next meeting or the work we’ll be doing, please reach out to Co-Chairs Michael Trapp and Lauren Pyatt at community@stldsa.org.

Two Upcoming Housing Justice Events: 101 Meeting & Tenant Bill of Rights Canvass

Fight back against housing injustice in St. Louis! With chapter membership recently voting to pass a new Priority Resolution on Housing Justice, we’re forming a working group to contribute our time, toil and talents with the goal of organizing against slumlords and helping comrades reclaim their power.

We have two upcoming events:

  • Housing Justice 101, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 pm. Trinity Church (North Parish Hall): This will be the first coalition meeting between our Housing Justice Working Group and Homes 4 All St. Louis. Dinner will be provided! RSVP here.
  • Tenant Bill of Rights Canvass, Friday, Nov. 18, at 6 pm. Meet at The Gelateria Coffee Company (3197 S. Grand Blvd.): Join us as we knock doors and collect pledges for a city-wide Tenant Bill of Rights, so we can fight back against slumlord abuse. RSVP here.

If you’re not able to attend these events, but you want to get involved with our chapter’s Housing Justice work, please fill out the interest form here, and tell us when you’re available to help.

If you have any questions, please send an email to housing@stldsa.org.

Tomorrow: Communications Committee Monthly Meeting

Interested in supporting STL DSA via graphic design, photography, social media, writing or another medium? Want to learn more about the work our Communications Committee does?

Join us for our monthly meeting tomorrow, October 25, at 6:30 pm (via Zoom)!

Find more info and make sure to RSVP here.

Please note, this meeting is for members only!

Political Education Meeting: Rescheduled to November 29

Join the new Political Education Committee on Tuesday, November 29, at 6:30 pm, for our first meeting! We’ll be discussing the relaunching of this committee, as well as plan for Socialist Night School and what topics we want to focus on for this series.

Find more info and RSVP here.

Please note, this is a rescheduling of the original meeting date, which was set on November 15.

DSA Has Launched a National Solidarity Fund

DSA has launched a national labor solidarity fund, a collective resource for all DSA chapters to use in support of local strikes, unions drives and other forms of working-class struggle. To help DSA get ready for upcoming strikes at Starbucks, Amazon, UPS and more, you can donate here.

From Portland, New York and Miami to chapters like ours in St. Louis, DSA chapters across the country have been at the front lines for strike solidarity - but not all chapters have access to the same resources.

DSA wants to make this organizing work accessible to anyone by providing all DSA chapters with the funding and organizing resources to:

  • Lead strike solidarity
  • Support new organizing efforts
  • Build DSA chapters
  • Create a fighting working class
  • Win a socialist future

Donate or become a monthly sustaining donor today, so you can ensure every DSA chapter is ready to support a local strike or union drive in their area.

But wait! There’s also new DSA Labor merchandise!

Look your best on the picket line with new DSA Labor merchandise. Proceeds from this merchandise will go toward the DSA labor solidarity fund! The site is already taking orders for stickers and buttons, and it is taking pre-orders for t-shirts and tote bags. As the labor solidarity fund grows, DSA will be dropping even more designs made by talented comrades around the country.

Get your DSA Labor merch here!

Local Starbucks Workers are Organizing!

As a reminder, STL DSA has made it a priority to support organizing Starbucks workers that file in our region! If you’re a Starbucks worker at a store that has filed, a worker in an unorganized workplace, a worker in another union looking to show solidarity or you’ve been watching the labor wave from a distance but haven’t yet gotten involved, please fill out this form here and join us!

Note: If you’re a Starbucks worker at a store that hasn’t yet filed or started organizing, we can connect you with the union!