Susan Chacin MSW, is a member of the Office and Professional Employees International Union, OPEIU Local 3, living in Berkeley with her domestic partner. 
An Open Letter to the New New Left From the Old New Left
Now it is time for all those who yearn for a more equal and just social order to face facts.
By Former leaders of the Students for a Democratic Society. April 16, 2020.
On April 13, 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders urged his supporters to vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee, former vice president Joe Biden. Writing as founders and veterans of the leading New Left organization of the 1960s, Students for a Democratic Society, we welcome Bernie’s wise choice—but we are gravely concerned that some of his supporters, including the leadership of Democratic Socialists of America, refuse to support Biden, whom they see as a representative of Wall Street capital. Some of us are DSA members, but do not believe their position is consistent with a long-range vision of democracy, justice, and human survival....
We salute Bernie Sanders and our friends and comrades in DSA and in the diverse movements for social justice and environmental sanity that enabled them to rise. We look forward to joining together to build on and defend our accomplishments. And now we plead with all: Get together, beat Trump, and fight for democracy—precious, fragile, worth keeping.
The signers of this letter were founders, officers, and activists in Students for a Democratic Society between 1960 and 1969.
Signers included Susan Chacin.
Socialist Majority Caucus
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.
Democratic Socialists of America Unity
DSA Facebook group
Members of the California Democratic Socialists of America, statewide Facebook group, as of March 16, 2017 included Susan Chacin.
East Bay DSA leadership
Minutes. East Bay Democratic Socialists of America ExComm Meeting, 01/29/2017
ExComm Members Present at the meeting: Michael Nye, Michael McCowan, Kevin Wright, Susan Chacin, Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Molly Armstrong, Angad Bhalla, Jeremy Gong, Ari Marcantonio, Mary Virginia Watson, Ben Fife.
The Regular twice a month meeting, from here on scheduled for the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 7pm-9pm, of the East Bay DSA Executive Committee was held today, January 29, at 7pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland CA. The Meeting was Chaired by Jeremy Gong, Co-Chair of the Executive committee. The secretary was also present and recording notes. All officers and at large members of the Executive committee were present. The meeting was open and several committee chairs as well as other members were present in attendance at the meeting. The minutes of the last meeting were approved without amendment but with suggestions for future consistency around the inclusion of names.