Daniel Dominguez

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Daniel Dominguez


Daniel Dominguez joined the Los Angeles chapter of DSA just as United Teachers Los Angeles was preparing to strike in the country’s second-largest school system.

It was inspiring to witness the results of months of dedication to support the union by engaging in community outreach and escalating actions. The teachers were not the only workers engaging in militant action. At the time the mental health practitioners of Kaiser in Southern California organized by the National Union of Healthcare Workers and the workers at several large hotels organized by UNITE HERE Local 11 were going through their own turbulent contract negotiations. Walking the picket lines, providing support, and building relationships with the workers during this time influenced how I understood the link between a resurgent Left and Labor. Since joining DSA and because of my experiences I have become a labor organizer with the National Union of Healthcare Workers where I work on external organizing across Southern California. I see myself as one more person attempting to bridge the gaps between the Left and Labor. [1]

2020 LA DSA leadership

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At Large Steering Committee

Structure of DSLC

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The Democratic Socialist Labor Commission is headed by a twelve-person elected Steering Committee. 2020 Members of the current Steering Committee are:

Socialist Majority Caucus Labor picks

DSA Socialist Majority Caucus February 8 2020

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Voting for the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) began Thursday! We recommend voting for Zack Pattin #1 on your ranked-choice ballot along w/ the following candidates who also polled over 60% from our members:

Toward Workers Power Slate

In 2020 Alec Desbordes, Mindy Isser, Daniel Dominguez, Michael Ifeoma Esealuka, Dennis Prater, Dario Sulzman, Emmanuel Segura ran on the Toward Workers Power Slate for Democratic Socialist Labor Commission.[3]

2019 DSA-LA National Convention Delegates Candidates

DSA-LA has 47 delegate spots available and have received 69 candidate submissions. Due to the large number of candidates and slots, this ballot is using Approval Voting rather than block voting: vote for as many candidates as you feel comfortable representing DSA-LA at the convention. Voting will close on June 15th at 11:59pm. Should delegates be unable to attend the convention for any reason, they will be replaced by delegate alternates in order of votes.

Candidates included Daniel Dominguez.

Standing for AD 39

In 2019 Daniel Dominguez stood from AD 39 for the California Democratic Party Central Committee.

I have spent most of my life in Los Angeles County and I now call the San Fernando Valley my home. At the present I spend my Saturday mornings as the instructor of a citizenship class offered through a partnership of the International Rescue Committee and the Los Angeles Public Library, at no cost to the public. I also work with other political organizations to organize around issues of labor, healthcare, and immigration justice. Since living in California’s 39th Assembly District I have held distinctly different employment positions, which has given me insight into what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. I’ve also been fortunate enough to hold a staff position for a Congressional representative in Southern California which became a significant turning point in my political development. I believe that the political process needs to be more accessible and transparent for all.[4]

San Fernando Valley Progressives

San Fernando Valley Progressives - Marlin Medrano January 26:

Not the results we hoped for but gained so much through the connections we've built.

Thank you to all our volunteers and my amazing slatemates.

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  1. wefighton — with Connie Kazmer, Liliana Sanchez, Jose Navarrete, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Stacy Tapia, Dan Gordon, Jeanna Harris, Jon Schnitzer, Michelle Antoinette Boley, Stan Moroncini, Betty Doumas, Jeremy Aldridge, Daniel Dominguez, Taylor Gill and Angelica Duenas.

DSAer

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DANIEL DOMINGUEZ Running for: Steering Committee at-large

WHAT CITY OR NEIGHBORHOOD ARE YOU IN? San Fernando

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH DSA-LA? September 2018 WHAT ABOUT DSA MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN? It was the first time that I saw an organization that I felt truly practiced the socialist values. I saw a recognition among the members that the mass party model wasn't the appropriate approach at this point in time. What I saw was an organization that had identified a uniquely local approach to challenging power structures, addressing the needs of the down-trodden, and educating the rank-and-file membership.

WHAT COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS, OR ACTIVITIES HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN WITHIN DSA-LA? TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE. One of the first projects that I committed to within DSA was Prop 10. I spent many days phone banking and canvassing for the ballot measure. I have since been learning from experienced tenant organizers as I believe housing will be a site of political contestation for years to come. Where I have really found my stride is in the Immigration Justice Committee. Since working alongside DSA-LA comrades with Al Otro Lado in Tijuana I have made it my priority to educate members and the general public not only on the material conditions the migrants on the border face, but also the intersection of immigrant rights with issues like labor, socialist feminism, and housing. In coordination with other volunteers from Al Otro Lado I am organizing a contingent of DSA-LA members to visit the border in May in the hopes of continuing the cycle of radicalization. Lastly, I've been an active participant in the Labor Committee contributing to the strike solidarity activities with UTLA and the hospitality workers.

2019 new Steering Committee

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Here are your official candidates for the 2019 DSA -LA Steering Committee. They include nominees for the (six) At-Large Officers, Recording Secretary, Communications Coordinator and Treasurer. You can learn more about the candidates, including their candidate statements, on the DSA-LA website.

Steering Committee at-large

Recording Secretary

Communications Coordinator

Treasurer

Yes on 15 Back to School Phonebank

Ryan Andrews August 28 2020·

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Join DSA-LA and YDSA🚨TOMORROW🚨for our Yes on 15 Back to School Phonebank ft. guest speakers Carlos Callejo, Cal Poly Pomona student and YDSA member, Wade Kyle, UTLA Political Action Committee of Educators (PACE) Chair, and Arlene Inouye, UTLA Secretary and Bargaining Co-Chair!

Ryan Andrews is with Yunyi and Nina Eliasoph, Arlene Inouye, Sarah Squirm, Noriko Nakada, Alberto Saavedra, Rocio Rivas, Jenny Chung, Phylis Hoffman, Erika Feresten, Michael Lumpkin, Jorge Castaeda, Elizabeth Untalan, Kristina Meshelski, Brian Dionisi, Pilar Schiavo, Haley Potiker, Anabel Nevarez Ruvalcaba, Ezra Pugh, Jason Boxer, Mark Masaoka, Douglas McBride, Tal Levy, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, Aisha Stars, Hsingii Tseng Bird, Barry Eidlin, Keith Brower Brown, Ankur Patel, Jesus Hermosillo, Jenni Chang, Brenden Gallagher, Alex Kliner, Charlotte Ariel, Meagan Day, Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, Lucia Garcia, Michelle Antoinette Boley, Alejandro Pina, Vanessa Castro Scott, Anitra Wetzel, Jim Smith, Steve Seal, Fernando Ramirez, Nicky Martin, Michelle Ching, Bill Barclay, Jamie Penn, Xavier Santos, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Marc Bender, Casey Ramirez, Kat Nathalie, Anally Medrano, Hannah Klein, Peter Mathews, Bill Barrett, Gabe Gabrielsky, Alan Minsky, Reggie Wong, Armin Mah, Cyn Huang, Janet Hurtado, Robert Mejia, Imani Beckett, Erika Alvarez, Juan Gutierrez, Angelica Duenas, Will Shattuc, Daniel Dominguez, Rosa Diaz, Henry Huerta, Mario Valenzuela, Josh Smith, Hannah Kessel, Diane Hirsch-garcia, Carlos Amador, Alex Wolinetz, Karla Aviles Griego, Ben Hauck, Alyssa Stonoha, Marlin Medrano, Melissa Arredondo, Marc Baca, Jordan Greenslade, Joel Greenfield, Kyle Gregory, Leslie Simon, Jasmine Ivy, Sean Broadbent, Cheng-Sim Lim, Hae Min Cho, Hai-ching Cheah, Marcy Winograd Maikiko James.

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