State Senate run
This week DSA-LA members voted overwhelmingly in favor of endorsing Daniel Lee in the March 2 special election for Senate District 30, the seat recently vacated when Holly Mitchell was elected to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
The endorsement vote received 404 votes from chapter members and 96% voted in favor of this endorsement.
Daniel is campaigning on a statewide Medicare for All program; housing for all; urgently addressing the climate crisis and environmental racism, a just transition away from fossil fuels; and divesting our state’s public pensions from corporate slumlords and fossil fuel polluters.
Daniel’s campaign and our endorsement mark important opportunities not only to elect one of our comrades to the state senate, but also to continue building our movement, especially in our recently formed South Central/Inglewood Branch, which overlaps with much of Senate District 30. But with the special election just 28 days away, we have our work cut out for us, so now is the time to step up!
Jordan Ekeroth, Comms Director
On behalf of DSA-LA Electoral Committee
Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
Socialist backing/progressive majority
According to John T. Williams:
- I am currently on both the Labor Committee and the Electoral Committee. In my local community, I am Vice president of the Culver City Democratic Club. In this position I have recruited both Comrade Pete Rockwell, The President of Culver City Democratic Club, but also his, Comrade Cynthia and the Recording Secratary, Shannon Prius, the DSA. Along with my daughter Comrade Rebecca Williams Rhodes, we have a voting majority on the executive board of the CCDC. In other activities in the community, but outside of DSA, in 2016 mid-term elections, I was effective as a precinct worker, in helping oust Dana Rohrbacker and electing a progressive, new Congressman in CA CD 48, in Orange County, I was an effective precinct worker in electing Daniel Lee, a very progressive, young new black member of the Culver City, who along with Alex Fiesh provides the city with a progressive, left majority on the city council, for the first time in the history of Culver City. I took part in the Teachers Strike, with my Comrades in the DSA and the YDSA for five rainy days on the picket line in front of Venice High School (such fun - it really was WET). I have been walking precinct for Jackie Goldberg very regularly for the last weeks. Oh, and I carried the far left end of a HUGE DSA banner in the May Day Parade last Wednesday (such fun !).