DSA News

DSA in DuPage County, Illinois
Founding meeting. Photo by Bill Barclay

• DSA in the western suburbs is reorganizing after an absence of nearly two decades. An initial meeting this January drew a dozen or so participants. The next meeting is scheduled for February 12. For more information, CLICK HERE.

• The City branch of Chicago DSA is dividing into a Northside Chicago branch and a Southside Chicago branch. As one of its last activities, the City branch cosponsored a New Years celebration with the Chicago chapter of Solidarity. Over one hundred people attended the party at the In These Times office, suggesting that socialism, if not DSA, is becoming hip; it was a predominantly young crowd.

Northside Chicago DSA
First meeting of the Northside Chicago CDSA branch drew quite the crowd.

You can find more information about the Northside branch HERE  and the Southside branch HERE.

• DSA will be tabling at the Logan Square Farmers market on Sunday, February 5, 10 AM to 3 PM. It’s an indoor location, near the CDSA office, at 2755 N. Milwaukee, so please stop by to say hello.

• Greater Oak Park DSA is joining with the Democratic Party of Oak Park, the West Suburban Action Project (PASO) and the Community of Congregations to urge Oak Park Village Board to make Oak Park a sanctuary village. The initial action is directed at the Village Board meeting on January 17. While proponents are optimistic and Oak Park is liberal (not necessarily left), they are also prepared to continue the campaign if need be. Somewhat more ambitiously, we’re beginning a petition campaign advocating making Illinois into a sanctuary state. Stay tuned.

• This is going to press before Trump’s inauguration, but expect to see photos of a Chicago DSA contingent in the anti-inauguration festivities and other protest activities. Check our Facebook Page.

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