TOMORROW: October Chapter Meeting!
TOMORROW NIGHT: Don’t miss STL DSA’s October Chapter Meeting! We’ll be meeting at 7 pm (via Zoom).
Find more info and RSVP here.
Labor Committee Fall Social this Saturday, October 22!
Join the STL DSA Labor Committee for a Fall Social to help us kick off a new year of organizing! We’ll be meeting this Saturday, October 22, at 11 am at Trinity Church (600 N. Euclid Ave.) to take part in snacks, drinks, fun and solidarity for all.
Whether you’re interested in organizing your own workplace but don’t know where to start, are already organizing and looking for more support outside the workplace or just want to help in building a badass working-class movement, you can find what you’re looking for here!
Find more details on the social and RSVP here.
Note, Trinity is wheelchair-accessible and has two gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms for use. We’ll be hanging out both in the garden area and inside (South Parish Hall). Masks are required while inside and optional while outside. While we won’t have dedicated childcare service at this event, we strongly encourage families to bring their children. We have access to toys and kid-friendly spaces in the church, and we already have some Labor kiddos, so yours will have friends!
Join STL DSA and Help Megan Green Get Elected as BOA President!
Join us as we help get Alderwoman and STL DSA member Megan Green elected as the President of the BOA for St. Louis City! We’re encouraging members (and non-members) to join us for three events leading up to the special general election on Tuesday, November 8:
- Happy Hour and Postcard-Writing Event, this Thursday, October 20, at 5 pm, Earthbound Beer. RSVP here.
Join us as we drink beer, hang out with other comrades and write postcards on behalf of Megan Green to send to city voters, ahead of the special election for President of the BOA.
- Canvass, this Saturday, October 22, at 10 am, Meet at Megan Green Campaign Office (4462 Maryland Ave). RSVP here.
- Canvass, on Saturday, October 29, at 10 am, Meet at Megan Green Campaign Office (4462 Maryland Ave). RSVP here.
We’ll see you at all these events soon. Let’s get a true democratic socialist and comrade into the St. Louis City BOA President position!
Workplace Organizing Training Series Starts October 27
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 make 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 on 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.
Interested in Joining the Community Committee? Let Us Know!
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. Please note, this meeting is for members only!
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 T and Lauren P at community@stldsa.
Want to Get Involved with Housing Justice?
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.
However, we first want to hear when you’re available to help! We’ll be scheduling mass canvasses to empower tenant-workers in our community, in coalition with Homes 4 All St. Louis.
Please fill out the interest form here, and tell us when you’re available to help.
Unable to canvass with us but still want to help? We still need you! If you have questions or want to be involved in some other way, send an email to email@example.com.
Don’t Miss the Political Education Meeting on November 15!
Join the new Political Education Committee on Tuesday, November 15, 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.
Join the Communications Committee for Our 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 next Tuesday, 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!
DSA Has Launched a National Solidarity Fund
On Labor Day 2022, DSA 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
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.
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!