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May General Meeting POSTPONED to May 16 due to inclement weather, likely flooding

Due to the severe weather in tonight’s forecast and a flash flood watch taking effect this afternoon, we will be postponing the May 9th General Meeting to the following Thursday, May 16, from 7–9pm at the usual location, Gulf Coast ALF, 2506 Sutherland Street, out of concern for comrades’ safety.

Please keep an eye on weather forecasts and reports of street flooding as you make it through today, take whatever safety precautions you can, and don’t hesitate to reach out for help: by email info@houstondsa.org or  by text (832) 930-6583.

Stay safe, and in solidarity,
Houston DSA Steering Committee

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#AbolishICE & #AbolishDHS

Houston DSA is firmly committed to organizing to #AbolishICE and #AbolishDHS. We encourage our members and allies to participate in the following actions. Please follow us here on our website, HoustonDSA.org, and on Facebook and Twitter, @HoustonDSA, to be kept up to date as future actions are announced.

Community Action No Baby Jails – FIEL Houston
Friday, June 22 @ 6pm
419 Emancipation Ave
More information

Sign Making Event For June 30th – Houston DSA
Thursday, June 28 @ 6pm
708 Main St. (WeWork Coworking Space)
More info to come

National Day of Action – Indivisible, PSR, others
Saturday, June 30 @ 10am
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St
More information

March for Human Rights – BLM: HOU, others
Saturday, June 30 @ 5pm
Discovery Green
More information

ONGOING

Standing Vigil at 419 Emancipation – Dominican Sisters, TEJAS, others
Volunteers needed to sign up for shifts!
Sign up here

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The Four Freedoms

 

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Houston DSA Endorses Paid Sick Leave in the City of Houston

Houston DSA is very happy to announce that its general body has endorsed a campaign for Paid Sick Leave by a unanimous vote at the March General Meeting!

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2018 Primary Roundup

The 2018 Democratic Primary is behind us (or at least the first round, anyway) and while our endorsed candidates met with varying levels of success, we couldn't be prouder of all of them. Here's how election night went:  
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Houston DSA Announces 2018 Primary Endorsements

HOUSTON – Houston DSA, the Houston Local of the Democratic Socialists of America, announces the endorsement of three additional candidates for the March 2018 primary, bringing the total number of endorsed candidates to four in this election cycle. The endorsements took place via a majority vote of the organization’s membership at its January general meeting on Thursday night.

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Medicare for All 11/13 Meeting Notes

These are the meting notes taken at the inaugural Houston DSA Medicare for All Working Group meeting. This group was created to work on advancing Medicare for All in the Houston area as a part of a national campaign that was voted on at the DSA Convention in August 2017.

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Hurricane Harvey revealed the chronic problems that challenge the working class

By Bryan LaVergne

As I write this, Houston DSA has raised over $100K and has been contacted by hundreds of people ready to volunteer with our chapter’s relief efforts. This has given me hope and further confirmed my confidence in DSA as a network that can be utilized to help our communities. But, as our work begins, some of the darker realities of the situation in our city are being revealed.

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Poor Texans are going to suffer the most in Harvey, thanks to state politics

By Tawny Tidwell

Earlier this week, I was holed up on high ground in Houston, riding out what meteorologists are calling an unprecedented flooding disaster brought on by Hurricane Harvey. My place has, so far, stayed relatively dry. But I have had to step out to lend a folding ladder to a friend, who drove a circuitous route to borrow it to fix his gutters, and lessen the chances of water cascading into his home. Other friends of mine are stranded on the second floors of their homes, crossing their fingers that waters don’t rise; many more are on their roofs awaiting rescue or already in shelters.

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Comrades of Comedy 8/26 CANCELED

Hello y’all! With the risk of flooding on Saturday night, Rec Room has decided to close their venue. So our fundraising show, “Comrades of Comedy” will not be taking place tomorrow night. Please don’t take it out on them though! They were gracious enough to open their space to us and they’re working on finding us alternative dates. We will keep you posted as soon as we know when the event will be held. If you bought tickets through Eventbrite, we will refund you the full value of your purchase.

If you need assistance during the storm, please reach out to us at Houston DSA. You have access to a national and statewide network of democratic socialists ready and willing to help people in need.