As you may know DSA will hold its national convention on Aug.1-8. The convention will consider resolutions and a proposed platform as well as elect a new National Political Committee.
Today we are asking you to participate in deciding key issues of concern for the North Star delegation at the DSA national convention. We invite and request your input.
A subcommittee of the NS steering committee made up of Mark Schaeffer and Michael A. Dover have studied the resolutions proposed for the convention and have recommended which we should support and which we should oppose. The reflected upon recommendations will be sent to the delegates for their consideration.
The list is here.
It includes links to each resolution so you can refer to the actual resolution text.
We ask that you read the resolutions. We encourage all to use our list serve for open discussion of the resolutions you find important. Please share your views, your qualms, your reservations about specific resolutions.
To encourage you. This is a sample of what you will find on the link above.
Resolution (full text available here)
#1: Resolution on the Defense of Immigrants and Refugees
#2: Formation of a National Committee for Reparations to Black People
#3: Empowering DSA’s Mass Abolition Work
#4: Mass Campaign for Voting Rights
How to share;
Respond to the dsa list serve.
Add a title: ie. Response to resolution #3.
Sign your name in the post so that all will know who is speaking.
After a few days of discussion, we will send a separate e mail asking that you rank the five resolutions you regard as most important for NS to take a position on. You will receive an e mail with that link. We do not intend to take a position on each of the resolutions. We want to know which ones are most important to you.
The document is also attached below as a pdf.
After open discussion and priority ranking, the steering committee will make some recommendations to the NS delegates. The delegates will have the final word and they will vote on the resolutions. We anticipate substantial agreement among the North Star delegates. We will share the recommendations we make with the list.
Please read and discuss the resolutions. And, wait for the e mail offering a rank order process.
Duane Campbell, for
North Star Steering Committee