2019 exec candidates
A Candidate Forum was held 5 PM Saturday, May 11 at the Friends Meeting House. Nominations for all open positions were accepted until 8:00pm on May 12. Metro DC DSA’s election rules require each nominee to receive 5 nominations by chapter members in good standing (self-nominations count!) to qualify as a candidate.
The following candidates have received the requisite number of nominations and accepted their candidacy:
Steering Committee At-Large Candidates
G. Paul Blundell, Cassandra C, Benjamin Davis, Zachary Eldredge , Chip Gibbons, Elizabeth Golden, Stuart Karaffa, Irene Koo, Kim Lehmkuhl, Drew-Marie Lewis, Aaron Marks, Gabriel Rodriguez, Nate S, Eric Sommers, Danny Turkel, Brian Wivell.
In 2017, the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America Election Working Group finalized a 29 member convention delegate list. The list included Aaron Marks.
Metro DC DSA Public Facbook group
DSA NPC meeting
Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee Minutes of Meeting of July 21-22, 2018.
Approved August 13, 2018. Present: Ravi Ahmad, Ajmal Alami (Young Democratic Socialists of America Coordinating Committee), Theresa Alt, Dele Balogun, Christian Bowe, Allie Cohn, Zac Echola, Michelle Fisher (Young Democratic Socialists of America Coordinating Committee), Lisa Flores (Administrative and Office Coordinator), Jeremy Gong, Ella Mahony, Chris Maisano, Natalie Midiri, Chris Riddiough, Frances Rizo (Parliamentarian), R.L. Stephens, Maria Svart (National Director). Present by phone: Catherine Hoffman. Absent and excused: Joseph Schwartz. Visiting: from the Steering Committee of the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC): Francisco Cendejas, Spencer Cox, John Kaderbek, Marsha Niemeijer, John Pearson, Paul Prescod, Meredith Schafer, Kari Thompson, Annabel Vera; also Austin Binns, and DSA member from Washington: Aaron Marks, Annie Shields (The Nation), Melissa Woods, Paula Brantner (by phone).
DSA Facebook group
Members of the California Democratic Socialists of America, statewide Facebook group, as of January, 8 2019 included Aaron Marks.
DSA-JSC in Solidarity with Ilhan Omar
Jewish Solidarity Caucus 2019, Feb 14 2019.
- As Jews on the left, we are in solidarity with Representative Ilhan Omar and her statements regarding the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) influence over US lawmakers and foreign policy.
Signatories of the letter included Aaron Marks.