May Branch Updates

Art by Fareeha K

Queens DSA has been canvassing for Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and for Medicare for All, and has formed housing committees in Ridgewood and Astoria.

Bronx/Upper Manhattan kicked off canvassing in the Bronx for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional campaign in Parkchester, having door-to-door conversations about socialism. Meanwhile, the BUM Housing working group has been ruining landlords lives, setting up tenant organizations and helping raise turnout for the June 14 Upstate/Downstate Tenant Alliance March against Cuomo.

Lower Manhattan met on May 13 to discuss New York’s rent regulation history and plan the Doctor Jay’s boycott, and on May 15 to organize for the Ocasio-Cortez campaign.

CUNY has been active in opposing the attempt by the board of trustees to take control of club funds away from students.

Central Brooklyn organized and turned out for May Day, held a workshop for members running for leadership positions in the branch (run for organizing committee, steering committee representative, and citywide leadership committee here!) and has been working on its tenant organizing campaign: running two housing canvasses over the last month and recruiting 15 new DSA tenant organizers during a phone bank last week.

North Brooklyn held a Healthcare Community Fair, with workshops on consent-based sex ed, narcan, and first aid, as well as a panel with Tim Faust, Emma Caterine, and State Senate candidate Julia Salazar. Next up, North Brooklyn will be mobilizing members for the March for Universal Rent Control on June 14.