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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
June
17
1:00 am

Alternative Emergency Response

Organizing for a non-police emergency response program in Santa Cruz.

Email:  policealternatives@dsasantacruz.org

June
18
12:00 am

Housing Working Group

The housing working group will be meeting to discuss a tenant and neighborhood council (TANC) organizing model for Santa Cruz. For information about the TANC project visit:  https://baytanc.com/

Email: info@DSASantaCruz.org  
 
June
18
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

June
18
2:00 am

Community Union Organizing Meeting

Description:  This week the Labor Working Group will be holding a Community Union Organizing space. Open to all working people, this is where workers in any sector or industry are encouraged to come and share problems they have encountered in their workplaces.  We then collectively workshop solutions to take back to your workplaces.  Learn more about this organizing model here.

Email: laborworkinggroup@gmail.com 
 
June
19
7:00 pm

Socialist hiking club- Nisene Marks

The next Socialist hiking club event will be a medium to long hike in the Nisene Marks State Park's lower west side loop. We will meet in front of Epicenter cycling at 12 pm and carpool into the park at 12:30. Please arrive early and bring water and a mask if you are not vaccinated.

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