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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
December
08
9:00 pm

DSA SC and Empty Home Tax Signature Gathering Event

Come join your comrades at the Empty Home Tax booth for an hour or two to collect signatures at the Downtown Farmers Market. Get a quick training, pick up a packet, and collect some signatures! The Market is located in the parking lot on the 700 block of Cedar St.
December
10
2:00 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

December
10
3:00 am

Labor Working Group Meeting

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. 
We are meeting in person Thursday nights at 7pm at the Tabby Cat!

Email: laborworkinggroup@gmail.com

December
11
5:00 pm

DSA SC and Empty Home Tax Signature Gathering Event

Come join your comrades at the Empty Home Tax booth for an hour or two to collect signatures at the Westside Farmers Market. Get a quick training, pick up a packet, and collect some signatures!The Market is located at the corner of HWY 1 and Western Drive.
December
12
6:00 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.

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