• Defund MPD Working Group Meeting

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    Please RSVP on Action Network at the respective date to obtain the meeting link:

    November 1: https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-working-group-meeting-2

    November 15: https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-working-group-meeting-3

    November 29: https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-working-group-meeting-4

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    This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.
    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: https://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC

  • Navigating Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Socialist Night School

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    While early challenges gave the program a bad name, recent changes by the Department of Education are following through on the promise of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. More than $5 billion in loans have already been forgiven for more than 70,000 borrowers under the temporary PSLF waiver, which expires at the end of October.

    Join financial planner and fellow DSA member Ethan Miller for a workshop to learn more about why education debt abolition is so important, how the PSLF program works, how the temporary changes are helping borrowers like you, the steps you should take ASAP to maximize your potential loan forgiveness, and how the recent $10,000 loan cancellation announcement should or should not change your repayment strategy.

    Please RSVP on Action Network to obtain the meeting link:

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/navigating-public-service-loan-forgiveness-socialist-night-school/

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    This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: [https://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC](https://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro DC)

  • Why You Should Join DSA!/ DSA New Member Orientation

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    RSVP below to obtain the meeting link for the respective date:

    12/01: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-44
    12/08: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-45
    12/15: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-46
    12/22: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-47
    12/29: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-48

    Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready become a member? Already a member and want to get more involved?

    If so, this event is for you!

    You'll learn about DSA, what we do, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future.

    We'll outline our chapter's structure and our campaigns, branches, and caucuses. Our chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland.

  • Rally for LGBTQIA2S+ Students in Fairfax Co Schools - School Board Meeting

    PLEASE RSVP HERE TO GET LATEST INFO: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-lgbtqia2s-students-in-fairfax-co-schools-school-board-meeting-106-615pm

    The very existence of trans people in Virginia and our schools is under attack by Richmond! The Youngkin/Schultz Department of Education has written a falsely named Model Policy that rewrites the Virginia Human Rights Act for schools to exclude LGBTQIA+ people, and effectively makes being safe or welcomed in a public school in Virginia impossible for transgender and non-binary students and staff.
    Let's support and encourage the Fairfax County School Board in fighting this politically based exploitation of our must vulnerable. We're counting on FCPS to bring suit against the VDOE, and we will back them. Teachers are fearing for their jobs, students are being told by the Youngkin policy that they are pariahs and unwelcome. This attack can not stand!

    This rally coincides with the LGBTQIA+ History Month recognition/resolution by the (if you would like) in the photograph for the School Board Resolution.

    History Month is recognized in FCPS, and includes National Coming Out Day, and the anniversary of the 1997 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights.

    Families and allies welcome--keep in mind that its a public event, so reporters and such may photograph you and/or your children. It is possible that there will be a counter-rally as sometimes in the past, so parents should be aware as they bring children. Watch this space for more information.

    Organizers will have speeches, goodies, flags and songs!

    Our siblings in Miami-Dade school district in Florida decided NOT to recognize this month, but FCPS continues the tradition.
    It's a chance to bring Queer history, LGBTQ liberation, and icons of our community (historical and modern) into our curriculum.
    Student clubs may make announcements, and FCPS has developed some curriculum for educators to use for History Month.
    Please sign up to speak at the meeting in support if you are able. Registration starts on Sept 30 for the October 6 meeting. Registration ends two days before the meeting. Here's the registration link on this page (all the information is here). https://www.fcps.edu/school-board/community-participation
    Additional guidance:

    • Bring flags, posters of icons, celebratory stuff.
    • For outside, any size sign or flag is OK. For inside, signs must be 8 1/2 X 11 or smaller. No large flags and no sticks are allowed, so miniature flag-colored pieces of cloth are OK, but no sticks, large signs or large flags. For outside anything is good.
    • Feel free to register for the speakers' lottery BEFORE Tuesday at 7 p.m. https://www.fcps.edu/school-board/community-participation

    PLEASE RSVP HERE TO GET LATEST INFO: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-lgbtqia2s-students-in-fairfax-co-schools-school-board-meeting-106-615pm

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  • PG Co. Branch Ecosocialism WG Meeting

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    The PG Co. Branch's Ecosocialism Working Group meets on the second Saturday of every month at 11AM. Email [masked] to connect with the team and join!

    Please RSVP on Action Network to obtain the meeting link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/pg-co-branch-ecosocialism-wg-meeting-2/

    This event is open to only DSA Members.

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: https://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC

  • Medicare 4 All Working Group Biweekly Meeting | #M4A

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    Democratic Socialists are fighting to make single-payer Medicare for All healthcare a reality.

    JOIN US
    Help us fight to replace our fractured and broken health system with a unified Medicare for All system.

    In order to get our politicians to buck their billionaire donors and side with the majority, we have to threaten them with a mass political movement. But the movement we need cannot be built overnight.

    That’s why we need each and every person to get involved. Winning Medicare for All will mean establishing a piece of real democratic socialism and building a broader working-class movement to take on the elite and the billionaire class.

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    This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: http://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC

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    Zoom event passcode: mdcdsa

  • Defund MPD Comms Meeting

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    Rsvp at the link below to obtain the meeting info for the respective date:
    12/07: https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-comms-meeting-1207

    12/21: https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-comms-meeting-1221

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    Biweekly Defund MPD Comms Meeting

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    This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: https://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC

  • Biweekly Steering Committee Meeting

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    RSVP here for Zoom links:
    Jan 5th: https://actionnetwork.org/events/biweekly-steering-committee-meeting-8
    Jan 19th: https://actionnetwork.org/events/biweekly-steering-committee-meeting-9

  • Defund MPD Research Meeting

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    Please RSVP on Action Network to obtain the meeting link for the respective date:
    12/08: https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-research-meeting-1208
    12/22: https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-research-meeting-1222

    Biweekly Defund MPD Research Meeting

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    This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.
    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: https://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC

  • Why You Should Join DSA!/ DSA New Member Orientation

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    RSVP below to obtain the meeting link for the respective date:

    12/01: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-44
    12/08: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-45
    12/15: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-46
    12/22: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-47
    12/29: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-48

    Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready become a member? Already a member and want to get more involved?

    If so, this event is for you!

    You'll learn about DSA, what we do, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future.

    We'll outline our chapter's structure and our campaigns, branches, and caucuses. Our chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland.