Central Iowa Democratic Socialists of America

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Central Iowa Democratic Socialists of America is the Des Moines based affiliate of Democratic Socialists of America.

Leaders

Evan Burger, was in January 2017, contact for Des Moines Democratic Socialists of America Organizing Committee.[1]

Backing Chelsea Chism-Vargas

Central Iowa Democratic Socialists of America October 17 2019·

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This week the members of Central Iowa Democratic Socialists of America voted overwhelmingly to endorse Chelsea Chism-Vargas in her campaign to represent Ward 4 on the Des Moines City Council. Chelsea is a life-long southsider, a proud daughter of Peruvian immigrants, a tireless advocate for the working class of Des Moines, and a member of Central Iowa DSA. Chelsea works as an organizer at Planned Parenthood fighting for the right of all people to access the reproductive health care they need. Chelsea has seen up close the challenges that ordinary residents of Des Moines face every day and we believe she is uniquely suited to bring a fresh perspective to the City Council that will provide a stark contrast with the incumbent.

Iowa socialists

Three new Democratic Socialist groups have formed in Iowa since the election, said Christopher Lammer-Heindel, a professor of Loras College in Dubuque. He’s one of the leaders of the Dubuque County DSA, which just gained chapter status from the national organization.

Joe Ellerbroek of Urbandale, an organizer for the central Iowa group, said it’s attractive in part because members can decide whether to operate inside or outside of a political party. Some members are Democrats, others Green Party, others independent or part of another alternative party.

“I think the flexibility is attractive because we are definitely in strange times, and it feels like there’s no clear-cut solution,” Ellerbroek said. “Something clever about the DSA is its inside-outside approach to the Democratic Party.”.[2]

Contact

Evan Burger, was in April 2017, contact for Central Iowa Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

Antifa connection

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Central Iowa DSA Reading Group

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Central Iowa Democratic Socialists of America Reading Group Public Facebook Group, accessed March 1, 2018.[4]

Admins

  • William Erixon, Works at Gusto Pizza Co. Created group on February 11, 2018.
  • Central Iowa Democratic Socialists of America

Members

More names had been added by May 23, 2018;

More names had been added by July 2 2019;

DSA Picnic in the Park

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DSA Picnic in the Park Hosted by Central Iowa DSA

Sunday, June 4 at 5 PM - 8 PM

Ewing Park, 5800 Indianola Ave, Des Moines[5]

Invited on Facebook

Interested

Went

Central Iowa DSA General Meeting

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Central Iowa DSA General Meeting, Hosted by Central Iowa DSA

Saturday, April 1 at 2 PM - 4 PM CDT

Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th St, Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Invited on Facebook

Interested

Went

References