San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America

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San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America is affiliated to Democratic Socialists of America. They work closely with the San Francisco Berniecrat group and the Northern California branch of the International Socialist Organization.

Backing Gonzalez

In 2004, local members worked on the mayoral election campaign of Matt Gonzalez, a "progressive Green running against a conservative Democrat". One DSAer’s opinion piece appeared in the leading local paper, several members worked on the campaign, and the local coordinated donations from DSAers around the country, raising over $1,100.

Gonzalez narrowly lost, though he remained president of the Board of Supervisors, and chose not to run for re-election.[1]

Municipalism: Building a Socialist Movement to Create People Power

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On July 28 2017, the San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America teamed with the San Francisco Berniecrat group and the Northern California branch of the International Socialist Organization and other groups (see below) for a discussion of "Municipalism," which is described as a socialist-building locally-driven movement to "transform local politics."[2]

Flyer describing "Municipalism"
"Part of the Winning San Francisco panel series!
"What would it mean to win back San Francisco for the people? What is our collective vision for a socialist San Francisco, and how can we get there? This series of panels will explore issues and ideas for winning back San Francisco, street by street. Let’s build a new San Francisco for the many, not the few!
"Panel 1:
"Municipalism: Building A Socialist Movement to Create People Power
"How can we create this model in San Francisco? Join the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Bay Resistance, San Francisco Rising Alliance, International Socialist Organization (ISO) and the San Francisco Berniecrats with an introduction from Jovanka Beckles of the Richmond Progressive Alliance.
"Municipalism calls for a radical, participatory democracy to reclaim the commons in the name of economic equality, racial justice, queer liberation and feminist movement. It has been used successfully in cities across Spain, and more recently in Richmond, California and Jackson, Mississippi. By building a neighborhood- and community-based network of people, engaged in democratic and direct action to transform local politics, we can take back our city.
Municipalism Flyer

May Day - March With Socialists!

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May Day - March With Socialists! Hosted by Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco and International Socialist Organization - Northern California

Monday, May 1 at 10:30 AM - 2 PM PDT

Justin Herman Plaza Embarcadero Center,, San Francisco, California 94111

March with the socialists for International Workers Day!

Democratic Socialists of America SF and the International Socialist Organization Northern California are joining A Day Without Immigrants' San Francisco May Day March.
WEAR RED and bring your instruments! We'll be playing and singing the internationale as we march to Civic Center.

Invited on Facebook

Interested

Going

2002 steering committee

According to the minutes of Jan 5, 2002 SF DSA Steering Committee. Present were:[3]

References