DSA Members Organizing Against Trump

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DSA Members Organizing Against Trump was released early October 2020 to shore up Democratic Socialists of America support for Joe Biden.

"The past six months have been a whirlwind for the working class, and for our movement. We lost our campaign for a democratic socialist presidential nomination on the Democratic Party line, organized against the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout that has followed, and joined a reborn movement for Black liberation.

There are less than four weeks left in the 2020 general election. We are not fighting on terrain of our choosing. Without Bernie Sanders in the running, there is no choice at the top of the ticket that would advance our movement or constitute a “victory” for democratic socialism. That does not mean the outcome does not matter for our movement. A Trump loss would be unequivocally better for the working class and for our movement than a Trump re-election victory.

While our organization likely cannot determine the outcome alone, there is a broader left-progressive movement that might. Beyond the election itself, it is quite possible that mass mobilization in the streets and civil disobedience in the halls of power could make or break a serious authoritarian turn.

In the interest of doing all that we can to secure a Trump loss, and in joining with other organizations of the left, of people of color, of those who organize for racial and economic justice, we, the undersigned Democratic Socialists of America members, are committing to volunteer our time to phonebanking, textbanking, doorknocking, and otherwise organizing to defeat Trump over the next four weeks.


The letter was initiated by former Bernie 2020 labor staffer Jonah Furman , David Duhalde and and NPC member Maikiko James.