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By the People.
For the People.

We are building working-class power both in and outside of City Hall to organize our community around human prosperity, not corporate bottom lines.

Putting Our Community First

Santa Cruz was once deemed "The Leftmost City," celebrated as a "deviant case" from the typical real estate and development interests power that permeates the United States. 30 years on, that vision of Santa Cruz has all but vanished: ever-increasing rents, pervasive housing insecurity, and dwindling community culture have been the consequence of a city council controlled by establishment Democrats–and by proxy–the real estate industry.

Now, more than ever, we need to build socialist organization that is not beholden to Democratic Party donors and capitalist class interests. That means building worker power! Tenant power! Student power! Community power!

While capitalism concentrates wealth and power in the hands of the few, socialists want collective, democratic ownership of our economy and decision-making power in the hands of workers— not private individuals or the state.

Upcoming Events & Actions

This Month
August
12
1:00 am

EcoSocialist working group meeting

The Ecosocialist working group organizes to fight capitalism and build local power for climate, environmental and multi-species justice. 

Email: ecosocialism@dsasantacruz.org

August
14
5:00 pm

"Love Boat" mutual aid distribution

Weekly distribution of food, hygiene and first aid supplies to the unhoused community in Santa Cruz. We aim to build networks of social solidarity between the housed and the unhoused to effectively combat anti-homeless politics and meet essential needs. Please contact dsaloveboat@gmail.com for location information if you would like to join us.
August
16
12:00 am

Labor Working Group Meeting

We're back in person! Outdoors at Lupulo this time, and planning to meet Mondays at 5 in general. Socialists have long held that labor is key in overthrowing capitalism. The Labor Working Group is organizing working people in Santa Cruz to build power on the shop floor. We are currently mapping where DSA Santa Cruz members work, what their working conditions are, and where organizing possibilities exist.


August
16
1:00 am

Comms & Santa Cruz Left Working Group Meeting

We develop and publish content to various media. We collaborate with other working groups to make sure they get the resources they need for getting their message out. We also manage communication within the group regarding upcoming meetings and actions.
Email: comms@dsasantacruz.org

August
18
12:30 am

Electoral Action Working Group

The Electoral Action Working Group is reactivating from its hiatus during the Empty Home Tax launch. The work of this group is to think about how to strategically incorporate the electoral process into our work to advance socialism in Santa Cruz and beyond.

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