Statement on Anti Blackness in the DSA
Statement on Anti Blackness in the DSA was released in February 2021:
We as the AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus stand in solidarity with the Black woman in DSA North Texas who was wrongfully suspended by DSA North Texas Co-chairs. This action by the DSA North Texas Co-chairs is racist and in particular anti-Black. This is not an isolated incident of racism but represents a pattern of anti-black and white supremacist actions within DSA which must be acknowledged, held accountable and systematically rooted out. There is a pattern of anti-black behavior that stems from the founding of DSA North Texas that has led to each generation of Co-chairs either perpetuating or being complicit in anti-black racism.
Key Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America members in 2020 included Regina Weiss, Abraham Aiyash, Jess Newman, Lauren Trendler, Nada Daher, Landis Spencer, Jason Krzyslak, John Zettner, Melissa Luberti, Gavin Buckley, Gary Walker, Adam Ezell, Susan Steigerwalt, Ryan Riske, Peter Landon, Greg Sollish, Jane Slaughter, Lisa Worley, Sam Stark, Caleb Lalinsky, Arv Reddy, Liam McCormick, Michael Stepaniak, Jonathan Flatley, Dana Martinez-Ocker, Amanda Matyas, Nicolas Tedesco .
Detroit DSA Canvasses for Bernie
In February/ March 2020 Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America members Caleb Lalinsky, Anthony Dellicolli, Gary Walker, Amanda Matyas, Peter Landon and new member Lizzie DePentu canvassed for Bernie Sanders in Detroit.
z;In February alone we knocked over 1,400 doors in Woodbridge, Southwest Detroit, Hamtramck, Royal Oak and Dearborn, with literature promoting the shared positions of Bernie and DSA in Spanish, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla and English.