Join us Saturday, June 23rd at 3pm at Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street in Boston for the June General Meeting of the Boston Democratic Socialists of America.
We will be collecting donations for MAAP at the meeting. If you can, please bring gently used and new:
- Light weight adult clothing
- Adult sneakers or other comfortable shoes
- Rain jackets
- Sleeping bags
- Pots, pans, dishware, silverware
- Sunscreen (small or travel size)
- Gift cards for Panera, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks
Full wishlist can be found here.
|3:00-3:05||Welcome & Accessibility|
|3:05-3:35||Presentation on Yemen|
|3:35-3:40||Presentation on Proposed Electoral Process: Steps 9-10|
|3:40-4:15||Discussion + Debate + Amendments + Vote – run via Robert’s Rules|
|4:15-4:30||Presentation by Prison Abolition on the Prison Strike|
|4:30-4:40||Presentation on Chapter priorities|
|4:40-5:00||Breakout discussion of chapter priorities|
|5:00-5:10||Announcement about RAICES|
|5:10-5:20||Wrap up (10 min)|
|5:30-?||Socializing at Lir|
Crisis in Yemen
We will have a speaker come talk to us about the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” in Yemen. The US government is a significant partner for the Saudi government in their war on Yemen, providing arms, fuel, intelligence, and even soldiers.
A video was shown during the presentation – “Return to Yemen” by VICE. Please be aware there are graphic images shown.
Call to action:
donate to Doctors Without Borders – Yemen
take up the cause as DSA
Steps 9-10 of the BDSA Endorsement Process for Candidates & Ballot Questions.
Please find the document HERE, and read in advance of the GM if you are able. Note that we have already voted on steps 1-8 and are only voting on 9-10.
Prison Strike Presentation & Endorsement
Our Prison Abolition Working Group will be giving a short presentation on the upcoming prison strike being organized across the country. The Steering Committee has already endorsed the strike, and we will be voting to endorse it as the membership. Please see here to read more.
Chapter Priorities Discussion
We will have a presentation and preliminary discussion about what our chapter priorities could be in the future.
From the priorities team:
All members of Boston DSA should have a voice within the activities of our chapter. As an organization with 1,100 members, we have the resources and capacity to engage in significant, movement-building work that will directly attack the institutions of capitalism. Engaging in a robust, discussion-based priorities setting process will help us build socialism, break down silos between working groups, highlight the work already being done within our chapter, clarify opportunities for coalition-based work, and come together as a chapter around clear initiatives, campaigns, and resolutions. Soliciting proposals from the general membership helps democratically distribute the leadership and the work of Boston DSA. This work is also important given the potential implementation of local dues – if we have consistent local funding, we need a transparent and proactive process for membership’s say in its use.
See our Events Page for upcoming meetings & events.
Donate your vote
Prison Abolition will also be formally presenting the Donate Your Vote program and soliciting volunteers. Information can be found at Emancipation Initiative.
If you would like to participate:
Organizers are also seeking help with various administrative tasks. To volunteer, speak to any member of the Prison Abolition Working Group.