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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
May
11
12:00 am

EC Meeting + Delegate meeting

The DSA Santa Cruz Executive Committee is be composed of elected officers from the local chapter and associated branches and oversees various functions of the organization. 

Email: info@dsasantacruz.org

May
11
1:00 am

Racial Justice working group meeting

Ongoing organizing around racial justice issues and defunding the police.
Email: racial-justice@dsasantacruz.org  
 
May
12
12:00 am

Membership Engagement Working Group

We are a working group aimed at recruitment, welcoming, retention, and engagement of potential and current members. All are welcome (even brand new members!). You are free to come just to see what we’re about too.

Email: membership@dsasantacruz.org
May
12
1:30 am

Migrant Justice Working Group

The Migrant Justice Working Group brings a socialist/anti-racist/anti-imperialist perspective to the fight for justice for all undocumented people in the US. We organize in our region, collaborating with other local groups, to support the demands of the national DSA Immigrants' Rights WG: End the Deportations, Free the Detainees, Legalization for All. 

Email: migrant-justice@dsasantacruz.org

May
13
1:00 am

Introduction to Marxism Class- DSA Auditor's Discussion Section

One of our members is teaching an Intro to Marxism class at UCSC this quarter that is open to any community member to attend. Classes meet over zoom Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:10-8:45 and the DSA is hosting a discussion section each week on Wednesdays before class, 6-7.
The discussion section on Wed, April 14th will primarily be discussing The German Ideology by Marx and Engels.  We will also be reading The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 and the Theses on Feuerbach.
The syllabus can be found here.

To access PDFs of the readings, links for the class, or be added to the auditor section email: info@dsasantacruz.org

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