Democratic Socialists of Americ, Sacramento will be marching in solidarity with Labor Council for Latin American Advancement - Sacramento AFL- CIO (LCLAA) on the Cesar Chavez Day March.
Meet us at Southside Park at 10am on Saturday, March 31st-look for the red flags!
From the official event page description:...
Join the 18th Annual Cesar Chavez march as our community comes together in unity as a reminder that together we are stronger against the racist, corporate agenda that continues to create poverty, and create wealth for the 1%. We are marching for farmworker rights, and the right to unionize, support boycotts, and strikes, support workers, support immigrants, human rights, environmental rights, LGBQT rights, BLM rights, homeless, healthcare, and our water !
We are marching in support of the Driscoll Boycott
We are marching in Support of the "Vuse" JR Reynolds Boycott!
We are marching in Support of Kaiser California Nurses Association!
We are marching in Support of Fight for $15 Workers!
We are marching in Support of South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) !
We are marching in Support of the Mexican Teachers Union!
We are marching in Support of the Chicago Teachers Union!
We are marching in Support of our Brothers and Sisters! incarerated for supporting their unions!
We are marching in Support of our Brothers and Sisters in ICE Prisons!
We are marching in Support of our Brothers and Sisters being imprisoned because they are black or brown, poor, LGBQT, beaten down! WE ARE FIGHTING BACK !
On this day in 1914 Helen Keller—author, activist, and socialist—wrote the Sacramento Star on the treatment of workers in Sacramento and the practicality of socialism.
The Roseville student walkouts bear special significance: their school district took more NRA blood money than any other district in the country from 2010 to 2016. #NationalWalkoutDay
This movie night is a fundraiser for the DSA Sacramento Labor Committee to send it's members to the 2018 Labor Notes Conference!
Movie will go on at 8:30pm in the backyard. Bundle up in case it gets cold. We will have plenty of seating, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair, blankets, etc.
Suggested donation for attendance is $3-10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!...
We will have drinks, snacks, and raffles, so bring cash to participate in the raffles!
In preparation for signature gathering on the new local measure for rent control, we practiced our canvassing with the Affordable Housing Act!
We may have lost an hour over the weekend, but we’re one hour closer to winning #rentcontrol in Sacramento.
Happy Friday y’all ✌🏽 ☭
"This is a reality at bargaining tables across the United States, where bosses try to force workers to choose between healthcare and living wages. We follow in teachers’ footsteps as they say no more: workers deserve both."
Check out this overview of the recent tumult in the American labor movement. About a week after the Janus case was heard by the Supreme Court, West Virginia teachers won statewide pay increases with a wildcat strike. The events of the past two weeks prove the labor movement begins and ends with the workers!
Union women lead the way for a more just and equitable workplace and toward a better world.
Let Jeff Sessions know that he is not welcome in our city! We are not a town hospitable to Trump's racist agenda
The city council chose to give our tax dollars to the billionaire Vivek Ranadive and the NBA rather than make our infrastructure safe and now our grandparents are paying with their lives.
“...a 2005 Federal Highway Administration analysis, advised cities not to have crosswalks at high-volume high-speed streets like Freeport Boulevard unless the i...ntersection also has added safety measures, such as traffic lights, a raised median or vehicle speed-reduction devices or designs...”
So since the city can’t afford the added safety measures, it’s removed 23 crosswalks in neighborhoods all over Sacramento. Even though it’s state law to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, we’re once again favoring motorized traffic over the needs of all other travelers.
We have better standards and data to support traffic patterns other than motor vehicle level of service yet we still give pedestrians and cyclists the short end of the stick concerning infrastructure investment. We can’t do this and claim to be truly moving towards a #visionzero goal at the same time!
We're excited to announce the opening of our chapter's electoral endorsement application. If you are a candidate running for Sacramento City, county, or statewide office and are seeking our endorsement, fill out our form! 🌹
Raoul Peck has made movies on James Baldwin and Karl Marx, next up John Brown and Franz Fanon. 😍
"You’re going to do John Brown and Fanon?
Of course, of course. That’s the idea! I’m not in the movie business to make films. Otherwise I could be very happy doing Scary Movie 6 and 7. It’s about how do we provide instruments and material for the next generation. Whether they use it or not, it’s going to be there, it’s going to exist. The Young Karl Marx that’s, again, the first f...ilm ever in the Western world about Karl Marx. So you can say I don’t like it or I don’t want to see it, but it exists.
For those who want to see it, they can see it. And I see the result. In Germany, in France, young people were the people who got the film right. They understood what it meant because it reflects on their life today as young people in a world of injustice. And it gives them the idea: We can fight, we can organize, we can study. It’s about learning, and working, and trying to come up with something."
Many risk consequences for striking in districts where school hasn't been canceled so please give anything you can to the WV teachers strike fund.