DSA has just established an affiliation at the national level with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). You can learn more about the national organization by visiting the website or about the local chapter on their Facebook page. They are holding a rally tomorrow, Thursday July 21st at 5pm, at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland, to call attention to our unwavering support for the Movement for Black Lives. You can find more details on the Facebook event page. Hope to see you there.

Monthly Meeting

We are dedicating our meeting to the People’s Summit that was held in Chicago a few weeks ago. The People’s Summit was an event to bring together different groups that had emerged through the Bernie Sanders campaign to keep the movement that he and we had participated in throughout the Democratic primary process.
The meeting will be to hear what took place, creating a vision of the continued revolution in the bay area and what we can and want to do to continue to move it forward. Bring your friends and ideas and spirit. 
We will be meeting at the Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue, slightly North of Alcatraz
July 9, Saturday 
9:45am Schmoozing and coffee
10am Meeting
Noon Adjournment

Monthly Meeting

The DSA monthly meeting arrives this Saturday at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph, slightly north of Alcatraz in Oakland. Sorry about the late notice

9:45am Coffee and Conversation
10am    Business meeting
11am    Bernie and what we want to come next
Noon  adjournment
Hope to see you there.

Beer, Burgers and Bernie

This Saturday, May 21, Beer, Burgers and Bernie at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley, 3101 Shattuck Ave at Prince St, 2 blocks from Ashby BART.

Democratic Socialists of America East Bay presents:

Bernie’s Plan – Save, Improve, & Expand Social Security

Come hear about the fight to keep Social Security safe. Bernie says it’s not fair for millionaires to pay the same as a worker making $118,500. The Right says it’s bankrupt – we say “Scrap the Cap” on payroll taxes!

Saturday, May 21, 2016 • 2:00 – 4:30 pm

FREE – all ages welcome, please buy food & drink at the Pub

For info, contact DSA, 510 684-6286 or peopleforbernie.sfba@gmail.com

DSA – East Bay presents: Jodi Reid, a leader in the fight to protect Social Security; and Don Goldmacher, producer of the documentary “HEIST!” on the Right’s regressive agenda. Stay in touch to find out how we can work for Bernie and build a political revolution. Follow us on Facebook: East Bay Democratic Socialists of America; Twitter @dsaeastbay; or online: dsaeastbay.org.

Paid for by Democratic Socialists of America (www.dsausa.org). Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Monthly Meeting

Our next DSA monthly Meeting is May 14

Niebyl-Proctor Library  6501 Telegraph Ave Oakland, (slightly north of Alcatraz Ave)

9:45am Coffee and Schmoozing – Please bring something to share if you wish.
10am Business meeting – We will be talking about the local constitution and ratifying it. We will be also hearing about other events related to Bernie Sanders.
Noon Adjournment

Labor for Bernie

Labor for Bernie is holding an event this Friday in San Francisco. To register or to get more details visit the event page. Also don’t forget Beer, Burgers, and Bernie is this Saturday.

All union members and friends of labor are invited on Friday night, April 22, between 6 and 8 PM at SEIU Local 87, 240 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco to help build Bernie’s California primary campaign.

The program for this important event includes the following:

  • Greetings from our hosts at janitors Local 87, Sal Rosselli, president of NUHW, andMike Casey, president of the San Francisco Labor Council.
  • Pat Wynne and the SF Labor Chorus will lead us in song—in fact, three new ones about Bernie!
  • SF Supervisors, who are supporting Bernie, will be there—Aaron Peskin, John Avalos, and David Campos!
  • Anand Singh, president of UNITE-HERE Local 2 will report on plans to bring Bernie to San Francisco next month to aid local labor struggles.
  • Lisa Kermish from UPTE-CWA will describe the workplace canvassing we need to do over the next two months to win on June 7. (Canvassing materials will be available at the meeting.)
  • New Sanders campaign labor out-reach coordinators Phillip Kim and Fernando Losada, on leave from CNA/NNU, will update us on their statewide activities, now underway.
  • Christian Einfeldt, from NALC, will be recruiting more Labor for Bernie phone bank helpers.
  • Rand Wilson, national Labor for Bernie coordinator and recently elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention will report on organizing for the convention in Philadelphia.

Beer, Burgers and Bernie

Democratic Socialists of America East Bay presents:

Bernie’s Plan:
Free Public College Tuition

Find out how we can pay for public higher education, put an end to student debt, and invest in youth. Voice your concerns, hopes, and opinions!

Saturday, April 23, 2016 • 2:00 – 4:30 pm
3101 Shattuck Ave at Prince St – 2 blocks from Ashby BART at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley

FREE – all ages welcome, please buy food & drink at the Pub. For info, contact Karl, (510)384-5780 or peopleforbernie.sfba@gmail.com. DSA-East Bay is working for Bernie because we can believe in him. Kayla Pace, of Young Democratic Socialists and a tuition activist at UC Davis; Nicky Gonzalez Yuen, community college instructor and trustee, Peralta Community College District, and Eugene Ruyle, emeritus professor, CA State Long Beach will speak about this important issue. Stay in touch to find out how we can
build a political revolution. Follow us on Facebook: East Bay Democratic
Socialists of America; Twitter @dsaeastbay; or online: dsaeastbay.org.

Paid for by Democratic Socialists of America (dsausa.org).
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee

Download the printable flyer.

Monthly Meeting

Hello all!
Our next DSA meeting is on April 9, 2016 at

The Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, slightly north of Alcatraz

9:45am – coffee and schmoozing
10:00am – business meeting
11:00am – Bernie and beyond!!

Bring something to share if you wish. There is so much happening! We are presenting a forum on Bernie and College Tuition on April 23 in the afternoon. I will be sending out the leaflet— we need to get it out to young folks who are paying for school or thinking perhaps they won’t go because it is too expensive. We need to get to them and their parents. We will be planning another forum as well, probably about Social Security. See you then!

Beer, Burgers, and Bernie



Get the facts! Bernie Sanders’ solution to the U.S. healthcare crisis is affordable. See a documentary and hear panelists at the Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley on Saturday, March 19, from 2:00-4:30 pm. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Therapists for Single Payer are sponsoring this program to rebut the criticism of Sander’s platform: that it will cost too much and lead to excessive taxation.

The program kicks off with “Fix It”, a new documentary produced by Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries Inc. , the nation’s leading supplier of wall and poster frames. This video shows it’s not just consumers who are demanding a “single payer”, MediCare for all system.  Master says, “It is time we realize we don’t have to tolerate a system—a $3 trillion system—in which one of three dollars is wasted….Please join me and many others in the fight for a simplified, single-payer health care system.”

Following the video, a panel with Dr. Henry Abrons from Physicians for a National Health Plan, Don Bechler of Single Payer Now, and Joel Milgram (whose wife received significant medical care under the Canadian universal system) will kick off a discussion of universal health care for the U.S.  Despite the gains provided by the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare”, millions are still without health insurance, millions more are woefully underinsured, and thousands face huge out-of-pocket medical bills–still the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.

Master’s investigation into why his company was paying $1.5 million and still facing escalating premiums every year shows that business owners have a stake in healthcare reform too.  David Steil, a Republican legislator in Pennsylvania for 16 years, told Master, “Conservatives should be supportive of single-payer because it costs less. When they look at the single-payer model they will come quickly to the conclusion that it is the least expensive, the most supportive of a free market and will have the most direct effect on the costs of their operation.”

This event is organized by DSA–East Bay as part of its independent campaign for Bernie Sanders, and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.  It is open to all ages and free to the public, thanks to the hospitality of the Starry Plough Pub.  Participants will be encouraged to purchase the pub’s food and beverages.  The forum is a part of a series titled “Beer, Burgers, and Bernie.”   The Starry Plough is located at 3101 Shattuck Ave. at the corner of Prince St., two blocks from the Ashby BART station. Wheelchair Accessible.

Bernie’s Healthcare BBB

Global Climate March

The world needs you, now. Come to Oakland tomorrow and show up for our future.  TOMORROW’s NCCM march is expected to be the largest Global Climate March in the United States, but only with your and your friends’ help.

Look for the DSA banner at 10:30 near the corner of Lakeside and 14th, and at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza at 1:00. We’ll be handing out Bernie Literature – bring water and a bag.

BREAKING: Due to the heightened security situation, the French government will not allow the Global Climate March planned in Paris.

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