- Rent Control Working Group's Happy Hour
Want to learn more about rent control and how MDC DSA is fighting for expanded rent control here in DC? Then Come out to Lyman's Tavern on Saturday, October 19 from 5-8 PM to talk rent control with us over some brews. The tenant organizers from Stomp Out Slumlords will also be there to talk about how rent control impacts their organizing work.
- Stomp Out Slumlords Tenant Canvass
We're canvassing tenants facing eviction in DC! Come out and inform tenants of their rights in court, how to get a lawyer, and see if they're interested in organizing their building. Meet at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station near the 7th & Maryland exit above the escalators. If this is your first time canvassing with Stomp Out Slumlords or you want a refresher, come at 1:30 p.m. for a short training. Veteran canvassers can stop by at 2 for walksheets and to get paired with a partner. We'll hit a bar or cafe afterwards to chat about how the canvass went and complain about landlords generally!
- Socialist Feminism Reading Group 🌹
Please read our reading group Participation Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L6bDa9rxgCCr5O0QT5dZdKvcSSk8Nwi0B6II5vAvVCQ/edit) and join us as we explore and discuss topics within Socialist Feminism. 🌹 This month, our readings focus on: [topic TBD] =========================================================== [ Readings TBD: You can submit suggested articles anytime -- we can build a topic around them! https://goo.gl/forms/Rn7ktzvYmN2ZvEOT2 ]
- Art Build for Rent Control
Let's build some art to control some rent! Our chapter is hosting an art build to make posters and banners for the upcoming Reclaim Rent Control rally on Saturday, October 26. We'll have supplies, music, fun, art, and a burning desire to expand and strengthen rent control laws in D.C. Please join us if you can!
- NOVA Branch DSA 🌹 Organizing Meeting
Welcome to our monthly NOVA DSA organizing and planning meeting. Please take a minute to read our short, brief, not very long, sort-of-illustrated NOVA DSA Socialist Meeting Participation Guidelines (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V2-YNCRW-Ya2tFzapwLMPMbqWAJZNw4qE40cIWqZti8/edit?usp=sharing). We will be welcoming new members and continue discussing planning for our current actions and campaigns including support for DSA endorsed candidates, anti-Amazon-HQ2 actions, a future Brake Light Campaign as well as expanded efforts to connect with local groups. As always, we will address any current issues from our communities and allied organizations, including efforts against the alt-right.
- Migrant Justice Working Group: Power and Vision
Many of you have been to Deportation Profiteers action, but do you know how the Migrant Justice Working Group developed this strategy and why? At our next meeting we will be going over the same process that we went through when this working group was started. We'll be talking about power, specifically, disruptive power. And how we use it to fight for migrant justice. We'll also be going over the process it takes to develop objectives and clarify your vision of change. If you haven't been to a Migrant Justice working group meeting before, but have been interested, this is a great place to start. We hope to see you there.
- Rent Control Town Hall
Rent control! It's more than just a meme. It's Washington, D.C.'s largest affordable housing program, and it's one of the best tools we have to fight back against gentrification and displacement. Join us at Cleveland Park Library on Thursday, October 24 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM for a special town hall on rent control. We'll hear from organizers, policy experts, and tenants about what rent control means for the past, present, and future of the District.
- Labor Working Group Meeting
Join us for the October Labor Working Group meeting. We'll be having updates on our worker organizing projects, be requesting help planning for some trainings before the end of the year, and how to get plugged into other projects that are moving like Labor for Bernie.
- Rally to Reclaim Rent Control
It’s been clear for a long time now that our nation’s capital is in the middle of a housing emergency. We cannot afford to keep the status quo any longer. It’s time for action. Join us on October 26th for the launch of the Reclaim Rent Control campaign. The Reclaim Rent Control campaign is calling for the DC Council to use the upcoming reauthorization of the rent control laws as an opportunity to expand and strengthen rent control in order to protect the affordable housing we already have as well as drastically increase the number of units protected by rent control.
- Queer Caucus Happy Hour
Comrades the Queer Socialist Caucus is having its monthly happy hour once again! This time it will be at Freddie's Beach Bar at[masked]rd St Arlington VA 22202 (not a far walk from the Crystal City Metro) from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm. This is a public event so all comrades are welcome to attend and membership is not required. Come join your fellow LGBTQIA+ comrades in fellowship for a nice break from the usual cishet patriarchal nonsense to socialize (and organize)!