Jordan Buchman

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Jordan Buchman


Jordan Buchman is a Boulder Colorado activist.

NPC candidate

In August 2017 Jordan Buchman stood for election to the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee, at the National Convention in Chicago, from Boulder Democratic Socialists of America.[1]

I’m Jordan. I’m 17, and a high school student in Boulder, Colorado where the average house price is $1 million (although I live in one of the many surrounding commuter towns). The economic and racial inequalities I see on a daily basis, whether it’s hearing a student talk about their long weekend trip to Europe while some of my friends are on the free lunch program, or the fact that I have literally never seen one of my Hispanic peers (who make up 10% of the student population) in an advanced class, combined with the absolute failure of our local “progressive” politicians to meaningfully deal with these issues, made me realize at a young age that something is very, very wrong with our current system.
I got involved in political organizing through the Bernie Sanders campaign, and redirected that energy towards the ColoradoCare (single payer healthcare) campaign after the primaries. After the election last year, which saw a spate of losses for progressive reforms at the state level, I formed an independent leftist organization at my school along with other now-DSA members. I joined DSA in early February of this year after being inspired by the work of chapters across the country, shortly before our chapter was accidentally dissolved. Alongside an amazing group of people, ranging from former NAM members to complete newcomers, we worked tirelessly to completely rebuild our chapter, its membership, and our relationships with other organizations. I’m incredibly proud to say that I’ve been serving as the chair of the Boulder chapter since June. When I’m not googling “how to use ActionNetwork” or responding to chapter emails, I try to find ways to use my technology skills to benefit our organizing work and our community as a whole.
Shortly before joining DSA, I and the student activism group that I lead organized a 300-person strong protest against Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Colorado. This was completely new territory for me, and I learned valuable lessons about media, coalition building, and effective organizing.
Once I joined DSA, I quickly put those lessons to use by organizing the first local May Day event in over a decade. It was a huge success, and the organizations we brought together ranged from the IWW to direct action anti-fracking groups to immigrant rights advocates.[2]

DSA Friends and Comrades coalition

The DSA Friends and Comrades coalition stood several people for DSA national Political committee at the Democratic Socialists of America August 2017 National Convention in Chicago.

According to John Michael Colon;

The DSA Friends and Comrades coalition is something that came out of DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus members and was organized by LSC members informally and hasn't been approved by the group. We wish them well, and some of us will vote for them and promote them on our social media, but they don't represent the LSC. Next convention we aim to organize a primary and democratic process to put forward a slate. [3]

Members who stood were Dele Balogun, Jordan Buchman, Jetta Rae Robertson, Alexandra Dudley, John Hieronymus, Alexander Kolokotronis, Brad McGarr, Jack Suria Linares, Dan Pozzie, Brandon Payton-Carrillo.[4]

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