Working Group Updates

Anti-War  is working with Jewish Voice for Peace to demand that Senator Chuck Schumer condemn Israel’s actions and violence in Gaza. Anti-War led a demonstration at Schumer’s office on May 11 and petitioned in Union Square on May 12. You can add your name to the petition and follow Anti-War on Twitter for the latest actions.

Bronx–Upper Manhattan Housing is providing ongoing support to tenant associations, including support for Northern Manhattan is Not 4 Sale (NMN4S) in its fight against the Inwood rezoning plan. The next NMN4S general meeting is May 22, 2018 at 1815 Riverside Drive.

On June 14, 2018, Citywide Housing is planning a large-scale “Housing Justice for All” march on Governor Andrew Cuomo, with a turnout goal of 200. The march begins at 5 p.m. starting at Bryant Park to Gov. Cuomo’s office. RSVP here.

Brooklyn Electoral is preparing for Julia Salazar’s campaign kick-off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Mayday Space. Julia is running for the NY State Senate in District 18. Sign up via the link above to receive the latest details.

Climate Justice is intensifying campaigns to influence state and federal legislation and has adopted a city-wide campaign for mutual aid. As a member of the NY Renews Coalition, Climate Justice is pressuring Governor Cuomo and State Senate leaders to pass the Climate and Community Protection and Investment Acts (CCPA and CCIA). It also participated in the A23 Albany protests and civil disobedience, alongside gubernatorial candidates Howie Hawkins and Cynthia Nixon.

Climate Justice is hosting a forum at the 6th St. Community Center, from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The panel will discuss anti-capitalist strategy and educational campaigning about the just energy transition, including how that transition can guarantee good clean energy jobs and infrastructure in working class and minority neighborhoods vulnerable to extreme weather events.

Labor & Strike Solidarity (L&SS) mobilized for May Day/International Workers’ Day (May 1), bringing people out in the streets to rally and march. May Day’s focus was on immigration justice, highlighting the common demands of workers worldwide for immigrant and labor protections. The L&SS May general meeting on May 9 included a presentation and discussion on organizing sex workers, with sex workers, organizers, and journalists speaking on the challenges of organizing, running successful campaigns, and the ongoing struggle after SESTA-FOSTA.

Religion & Socialism chose June 4, 2018 for a mass mobilization of DSA members to Albany as part of the Poor People’s Campaign. The campaign’s theme for the week of June 4 is: “Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthcare for All.” All DSA members and others are encouraged to join the action. You don’t have to commit to doing civil disobedience: your showing up in solidarity is enough. Sign up for the bus to Albany!

Tech Action launched its own website at, with design by Media Working Group’s Sam Hardenburgh and development by Tech Action’s Sean Scanlan. The punchy new website sets out Tech Action’s mission statement and hosts materials from past meetings (including readings and discussion questions), a blog documenting its actions and events, and a sign up form.