Susan Chacin MSW, is a member of the Office and Professional Employees International Union, OPEIU Local 3, living in Berkeley with her domestic partner. 
2001 DSA leadership
Nineteen people ran for the sixteen National Political Committee positions elected at the 2001 Democratic Socialists of America Convention. The winners were:
- Theresa Alt, Ithaca
- Susan Chacin, Berkeley
- Eric Ebel, Ann Arbor
- Virginia Franco, San Diego
- David Green, Detroit
- Gabe Kramer, Columbus
- Selina Musuta, Ithaca
- Gina Neff, New York City
- Angel Picon, Stockton
- Maria Pineda, Davis
- Kathy Quinn, Philadelphia
- Jason Schulman, New York City
- Joseph Schwartz, Ithaca
- Timothy Sears, Oakland
- Jessica Shearer, New York City
- Herb Shore, San Diego
The 2003 convention committed DSA to a thorough discussion and rethinking of organizational basics, including the "development of a strategic plan, refinement of a mission statement, and discussion of Socialist Vision".
This continues the process initiated at a weekend retreat in July 2001, . Duane Campbell of Sacramento headed the organizing committee, and Susan Chacin from the East Bay was also a member. Other Californians present were Ross Boylan (SF), Delores Delgado Campbell (Sacramento), Virginia Franco (San Diego), Karl Knobler (East Bay), Maria Pineda (Davis), Michele Rossi (East Bay), Herb Shore (San Diego), and Eric Vega (San Diego).
Center for Political Education
In 2004 Phil Hutchings, Susan Chacin, and Eric Mar were speakers in a panel entitled: "Electoral Politics", a panel that explored electoral politics and how they have been used in the past to build the movement for progressive social change, and the lessons learned from those campaigns. The talks were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education, an organization closely associated with the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
DSA Monthly Meeting
East Bay Democratic Socialists of America meeting Saturday, April 12 2014 . And Wilma, one of our members will be celebrating the beginning of her 90th red year!
As well, Susan Chacin and Shereen Rahman will be talking about the feminist socialist experience and the challenges faced. It should be a great discussion.
Meeting will be at Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue.