Chicago DSA held a membership meeting and public forum on Saturday, November 12. The meeting was held at the Midwest office of National Nurses United on Chicago’s near west side as the Chicago DSA office was far too small for the anticipated audience.
The membership meeting was mostly devoted to reports on Chicago DSA’s various activities. Since nearly a majority of members attending were new, there were questions and clarifications.
The public forum was titled “What Happened?” It featured DSA national vice-chair Harold Meyerson who addressed the results of November’s national election. Meyerson participated via Skype video conference and, after his presentation, took questions from the audience.
The Chicago DSA Executive Committee held a special meeting on Saturday, November 19, to consider strategies for making Trump a one term president.
The Chicago City Branch of CDSA held a meeting on Tuesday, November 15 to discuss what
is to be done. Among other things, they decided to help the campaign to get Keith Ellison elected as the DNC Chair.
The Chicago City Branch also organized a delegation to participate in the November 19 anti-Trump demonstration in Chicago’s Loop.
Students at Northwestern University have gotten the Young Democratic Socialists recognized as a student organization. They are on their way to organizing a YDS chapter.