The North Star convention planning committee , along with important volunteers, and our steering committee have been working hard to qualify our resolutions for the convention.
Thank each of you who have already shown your support and signed the resolutions.
For our first resolution, we currently have 280 signatures. We need at least 50 more. The 280 count includes several duplicates and a few persons who are not DSA members. We need around 350 to be safe.
This is an important development within our grasp. For prior conventions resolutions required 100 signatures and we qualified resolutions with 150 or so signatures. We are almost double our past work—but we need a final push. Will you assist?
We need our supporters to contact 3-5 additional DSA members each ( or more if you are willing). We need these signatures prior to April 28. Signature links below.
This week’s events in Tennessee and in the battle defend reproductive freedom show the vital necessity of working together with other groups to defeat the Right. We should encourage DSA chapters and individuals to participate in a popular front campaigns. That is the first resolution. You can make the difference.
The North Star steering committee endorsed two resolutions and one amendment, which our members co-authored:
#16. Uniting Against the Ultra-Right resolution. https://tinyurl.com/dsa23UR (This is our priority item.)
By this resolution DSA commits to engage in the electoral arena to fight the MAGA -Fascist Right wing in the U.S. This resolution is an application of our NS strategy for DSA. We argue that DSA should contest campaigns in the electoral season, not stand outside of electoral politics. There are competing views within DSA which we oppose.
We propose that locals and individuals work with a broad front of voters against the US ultra-right which includes MAGA. neo confederates, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, ALEC, militias, too many Republicans, and numerous reactionary super PACs, foundations, and think tanks. The resolution also proposes improving cooperation among DSA chapters and our sister organizations that is necessary in order to organize the broad front against the right.
The Steering Committee also endorsed
#17. Big Tent bylaws amendment to damp down the urge to purge.
#20. On the Defense of Immigrants and Refugees
Resolution #20 has now achieved its 300 signatures. However, like our # 16 there are several duplicate signatures, so the campaign for those last few signatures continues.
You can use these links in outreach to your friends and allies.
Don’t wait another day. Please do not rely upon others to make this happen. It is up to us. You and I. Please assist NS to make it over this hill.
Co-Chair. NS Steering Committee
North Star caucus members
antiracismdsa (blog of Duane Campbell)
Hatuey's Ashes (blog of José G. Pérez)
Authory and Substack of Max Sawicky
Online University of the Left
In These Times
The American Prospect
Black Agenda Report
Dollars and Sense
Working Families Party
Poor People's Campaign
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Progressive Democrats of America
Democracy for America
Black Lives Matter
Movement for Black Lives
The Women's March
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Abortion Rights Action League
National Organization for Women
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights