Tennessee Democratic Socialists of America

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Tennessee Democratic Socialists of America wass affiliated to Democratic Socialists of America.

Tennessee Valley Democratic Socialists of America

Tennessee Valley Democratic Socialists of America covered Memphis, Knoxville, Nashville and surrounding areas.

As of Feb. 1983;[1]

Very close friends of DSA

Key contacts, 1984

Nashville Democratic Socialists of America

In 1984 Nancy Stettin was chair, and Eugene TeSelle was recording secretary, of Nashville Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

Metropolitan Nashville Democratic Socialists of America

Metropolitan Nashville Democratic Socialists of America leaders, as of as of January 1987;[4]

Working for Bernie

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America organizing committee in Knoxville are working as individuals with local progressive groups to get Sanders on the ballot for the presidential primary.

These petitions are a great organizing tool, and as a result local members are having weekly conversations with people about socialism.

Travis Donoho, of the Knoxville committee, joined the New American Movement when he was just 18 years old, and became a member of DSA when it merged with the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in 1982. Travis says that now is the time to recruit people to DSA.

He told me: “There's never been a better time to ask people to join DSA. Bernie is making it okay to talk about democratic socialism. And we haven't seen that in 40 years.”[5]

References

  1. Feb 1983 branch statistics form to DSA HQ]
  2. [TV DSA Key contacts list, 1984]
  3. [Nashville local Dec. 8, 1984 letter to the president of Spain]
  4. [Minutes of meeting Metropolitan Nashville Democratic Socialists of America, Jan. 18. 1987]
  5. DL DSA’s Political Revolution Posted by Democratic Socialists of America on 12.02.15