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Committees

EcoSocialist

ecosoc​@denverdsa.org

The Ecosocialist Committee promotes ecosocialism and environmental justice, and works to stop climate change through policy advocacy and direct action. We are building an environmentally just and sustainable transition to a green economy for all members of the community, with focus and attention on marginalized and oppressed communities.

Healthcare

healthcare​@denverdsa.org

The Healthcare Committee handles Medicare for All canvasses, education, and health-care related events and tabling. Our current goals include pressuring politicians to support single payer, building connections with healthcare workers and coalitions in the state, helping DSA members learn how to talk about single payer, and providing healthcare services to underserved community members. Our major long-term healthcare goals include winning Medicare for All and continuing to work towards health justice for everyone.

Electoral

electoral​@denverdsa.org

This committee works to build working-class political power and fight for racial and economic justice through electoral means. Electing socialist candidates not only advances an anti-capitalist agenda in the realm of policy-making, but also builds our movement by exposing people to radical politics — think of how many people became a part of DSA because of the Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns. The Electoral Committee’s work includes interviewing candidates for endorsement, coordinating canvasses and phone banking for campaigns we have endorsed, and writing our own ballot measures. Currently, we are focused on the upcoming Denver municipal elections taking place in May of 2019.

Labor

labor​@denverdsa.org

The Labor Committee is building class-struggle trade unionism in Denver. We are working for a mass, working-class movement that fights white supremacy and patriarchy and is fundamentally democratic. Only militant, member-led unions can generate the power to go toe-to-toe with the bosses. In 2018-19, we helped win a $15 minimum wage for tens of thousands of airport workers. Now, our Workplace Organizing Collective is teaching rank-and-file activists both how to organize the unorganized or jumpstart their unions. We regularly aid workers engaged in strikes and other actions. Our Labor for Bernie campaign is also rallying grassroots union support to elect Sanders in 2020. Finally, we host educational events like Unions 101 to improve understanding of labor's past, present, and future.

Housing Justice

housing​@denverdsa.org

The Housing Justice Committee (formerly the Mutual Aid Committee) is working to create a Denver where housing is guaranteed for all. We want to decommodify housing, ending the daily exploitation of tenants that drives the displacement of Denver’s poor, predominantly non-white communities. Building the power to overcome real estate capital requires a robust tenant-led movement, and we are committed to deep tenant organizing to support the creation of tenants unions throughout Denver. Modeling our efforts from the work of Metro DC DSA, we launched our Stomp Out Slumlords (SOS) campaign in December 2018. Through this campaign we have organized eviction defense efforts and have started organizing a complex in southeast Denver with major habitability and management issues.

Socialist Feminist

socfem​@denverdsa.org

Denver DSA's Socialist-Feminist Committee provides a space exclusively for women, trans, and non-binary organizers to come together in an authentic and unguarded way. Some events, such as Dish & Dish, are open to everyone (including cis-men) and encourage productive dialogue and introspection from our cis-male comrades. We're currently working to get paid family and medical leave for all Colorado workers. We believe that feminism must be intersectional; that misogyny still exists, even in leftist spaces; and that socialist-feminism is the future. Feel free to e-mail us with any questions.

Steering

sc@denverdsa.org

The Steering Committee is composed of the secretary and treasurer of the Local, the chair of each permanent Committee of the Local, and the chair of the Auraria YDSA Local. The Steering Committee is the regular executive body of the chapter. It administers the affairs of the Local and oversees the implementation of the decisions of the General and Regular Meetings. Its meetings are bimonthly and open to all members.

Tech

tech​@denverdsa.org

The Tech Committee is responsible for maintaining technological infrastructure for the chapter, as well as providing education and services to the chapter broadly. We’ve recently organized information security trainings and Action Network trainings for our members. Our long-term goals include the end of surveillance capitalism and nationalization of Amazon. Feel free to reach out to us on the #comm-tech Slack channel with any tech related questions.

EcoSocialist

ecosoc​@denverdsa.org

The Ecosocialist Committee promotes ecosocialism and environmental justice, and works to stop climate change through policy advocacy and direct action. We are building an environmentally just and sustainable transition to a green economy for all members of the community, with focus and attention on marginalized and oppressed communities.

Electoral

electoral​@denverdsa.org

This committee works to build working-class political power and fight for racial and economic justice through electoral means. Electing socialist candidates not only advances an anti-capitalist agenda in the realm of policy-making, but also builds our movement by exposing people to radical politics — think of how many people became a part of DSA because of the Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns. The Electoral Committee’s work includes interviewing candidates for endorsement, coordinating canvasses and phone banking for campaigns we have endorsed, and writing our own ballot measures. Currently, we are focused on the upcoming Denver municipal elections taking place in May of 2019.

Healthcare

healthcare​@denverdsa.org

The Healthcare Committee handles Medicare for All canvasses, education, and health-care related events and tabling. Our current goals include pressuring politicians to support single payer, building connections with healthcare workers and coalitions in the state, helping DSA members learn how to talk about single payer, and providing healthcare services to underserved community members. Our major long-term healthcare goals include winning Medicare for All and continuing to work towards health justice for everyone.

Labor

labor​@denverdsa.org

The Labor Committee is building class-struggle trade unionism in Denver. We are working for a mass, working-class movement that fights white supremacy and patriarchy and is fundamentally democratic. Only militant, member-led unions can generate the power to go toe-to-toe with the bosses. In 2018-19, we helped win a $15 minimum wage for tens of thousands of airport workers. Now, our Workplace Organizing Collective is teaching rank-and-file activists both how to organize the unorganized or jumpstart their unions. We regularly aid workers engaged in strikes and other actions. Our Labor for Bernie campaign is also rallying grassroots union support to elect Sanders in 2020. Finally, we host educational events like Unions 101 to improve understanding of labor's past, present, and future.

Housing Justice

housing​@denverdsa.org

The Housing Justice Committee (formerly the Mutual Aid Committee) is working to create a Denver where housing is guaranteed for all. We want to decommodify housing, ending the daily exploitation of tenants that drives the displacement of Denver’s poor, predominantly non-white communities. Building the power to overcome real estate capital requires a robust tenant-led movement, and we are committed to deep tenant organizing to support the creation of tenants unions throughout Denver. Modeling our efforts from the work of Metro DC DSA, we launched our Stomp Out Slumlords (SOS) campaign in December 2018. Through this campaign we have organized eviction defense efforts and have started organizing a complex in southeast Denver with major habitability and management issues.

Socialist Feminist

socfem​@denverdsa.org

Denver DSA's Socialist-Feminist Committee provides a space exclusively for women, trans, and non-binary organizers to come together in an authentic and unguarded way. Some events, such as Dish & Dish, are open to everyone (including cis-men) and encourage productive dialogue and introspection from our cis-male comrades. We're currently working to get paid family and medical leave for all Colorado workers. We believe that feminism must be intersectional; that misogyny still exists, even in leftist spaces; and that socialist-feminism is the future. Feel free to e-mail us with any questions.

Steering

sc@denverdsa.org

The Steering Committee is composed of the secretary and treasurer of the Local, the chair of each permanent Committee of the Local, and the chair of the Auraria YDSA Local. The Steering Committee is the regular executive body of the chapter. It administers the affairs of the Local and oversees the implementation of the decisions of the General and Regular Meetings. Its meetings are bimonthly and open to all members.

Tech

tech​@denverdsa.org

The Tech Committee is responsible for maintaining technological infrastructure for the chapter, as well as providing education and services to the chapter broadly. We’ve recently organized information security trainings and Action Network trainings for our members. Our long-term goals include the end of surveillance capitalism and nationalization of Amazon. Feel free to reach out to us on the #comm-tech Slack channel with any tech related questions.