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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
06
2:00 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

December
06
3:00 am

Labor Working Group Meeting

We're back in person! Outdoors at Lupulo this time, and planning to meet Mondays at 7 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.
December
07
2:00 am

Tenant Organizing Committee

The Tenant Organizing Committee meets weekly. Our goal is to support tenants in Santa Cruz county to create our own organizations to fight the power of landlords and the real estate industry. Our current project is a survey of DSA membership to learn about members’ living conditions and to support members in forming tenant organizations to better those conditions and gain power in their homes. Email: toc.santacruzcounty@gmail.com
December
07
3:00 am

Membership Engagement Working Group (MEWG)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86269099074?pwd=TkhCTnlta2lCeGN4ckJEWkphSEg3Zz09

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 
December
10
11:00 pm

YDSA General Meeting

General Meeting for YDSA. Every second Saturday at 3pm. Meeting in person at the Tabby Cat. Zoom link down below. Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96248985940?pwd=VG1TNzhuamZ1ZXhzemJETHlLUnpVUT09

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