Catherine Hoffman

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Catherine Hoffman

Catherine Hoffman is a Detroit activist.

DSA official

Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America's by-laws require biannual election of officers and executive board. "We will hold elections at our general membership meeting on September 11th (2010)... The executive board recommended the following slate:"

Occupy Flint Involvement

On October 15, Democratic Socialists of America member Catherine Hoffman attended the Occupy Flint demonstration, of which she wrote,[1]

"I went to Occupy Flint for a little bit yesterday. There were at least a couple hundred people which I thought was pretty good considering it was in the middle of the day and it was kind of rainy. There seemed to be a wide range of ages there, which was nice (I was expecting it to be mostly students). We were right downtown, and got a ton of support from all the people driving by."

Student debt

In 2014 Catherine Hoffman was working toward her teaching certification in social studies at the University of Michigan. When she finishes student teaching, she will graduate with around $50,000 in debt, which includes loans she took out for previous degrees that did not lead to jobs. “I’m living with my parents to save money,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman helped get the Drop Student Debt campaign off the ground. [2]



NPC candidate

In August 2017 Catherine Hoffman stood for election to the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee, at the National Convention in Chicago.[3]

I’ve been am active member of Detroit DSA since I joined as a college student in the early 2000’s...I’ve identified as a feminist since I was a teenager, and I am also a member of the lgbtq community. I know that our socialism must include strong support for members of marginalized communities.
I’ve been on Detroit DSA’s executive board for a number of years, and have been vice-chair of the chapter for the past few years. One of my first big projects with Detroit DSA was to help lead a successful campaign which pressured Wayne State University to adopt a policy stating that the university would not produce products made in sweatshops. For about five years, I handled all of my local’s social media. I also have a lot of experience canvassing, doing coalition work, and working with socialists who have a diverse range of opinions. Detroit DSA was instrumental in helping Bernie Sanders win in Michigan’s primary election and, with several other DSA members, I helped run the Bernie campaign office in Pontiac. At the national level, I led DSA’s Drop Student Debt campaign for the first few month, helping to get that campaign off the ground. I’m a very active member of our social media team, and have been co-chair of that committee for the past few months. I am also a member of the DSA Queer Working Group and recently created a Facebook group for LGBTQ DSA members.[4]

2017-2017 DSA NPC members

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Members elected to the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee, August 2017;