Join us in taking the NS strategy to a next level. All are welcome.
We have a strategy. It now requires that we increase our focus on the 2024 elections.
We have started with our list serve, then members are invited to a NS zoom meeting, in pursuit of clarifying NS strategy and focus.
We now need to clarify, refine and plan our next steps.
For example, many of the groups we participate along side of in a popular front do not include in their strategies an emphasis on defending reproductive rights and gender equity.
Should NS highlight these issues in our work?
We have an established strategy of defending democratic rights within DSA and in our society. In 2024 that might be pursued by electoral work to defend left congress people and Squad members such as Jamall Bowman, Greg Casar and others under attack by AIPAC who share our priorities but who are not endorsed by their local DSA chapters.
If we choose to support these individuals, what do we do beyond cheering? ( although cheering is good).
Do we work in their campaigns, send donations, work independently as NS telephone bank?
These items, tactics and more are under discussion.
You are invited to enter the dialogue and share your views on the list serve. See link below. After some debate we will attempt to come to some agreements on a N.S. zoom call.
We hope to wrap this up in early March so that we can get beyond talk and focus our participation.
You are invited to participate in this goal setting and planning. Go to:
Political Next Steps for North Star , at https://groups.google.com/g/dsa-north-star-all-members/c/D2DAz2lCJTs
Of course individual NS members will continue to pursue the issues individually as their analysis of local events suggest.
After the online discussion, we will be scheduling a webinar on Zoom for NS members who wish to participate in the decisions about the next steps.
What will it take to win the presidency in 2024 ?
Do not be swayed by polls. This article clarifies what we must do to defeat Trump. What matters above all are the outcomes in six battleground states, outcomes that will be too narrow to be accurately polled. The bottom line is "the outcome in those states will depend not on the margin of error in polls, but on the margin of effort by campaigns, activists, media, and concerned citizens to mobilize America’s anti-MAGA majority."
To be more specific, please read. Linked and pasted in below.
The Electoral College Landscape
To reach 270, Biden needs to win either Pennsylvania, or Georgia + Michigan.
Forwarded by Bob Wing.
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