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.
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 Andy Perrine.
ANDREW R. PERRINE ('ANDY') Running for: Steering Committee at-large
WHAT CITY OR NEIGHBORHOOD ARE YOU IN? Westside Village/Palms
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH DSA-LA? Since January 2018 WHAT ABOUT DSA MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN? I joined DSA to be a part of a radical leftist organization that was not simply sitting around and doing electoral work in the centrist milieu of bourgeoisie electoralism or raising a few heckles at a march and going home to debate on Venezuela. I joined DSA to get involved in an organization that can organize direct action and natively organize issue campaigns, while still being able to cope with the current electoral realities of our bourgeoisie political system; where any and every viable strategy to push back against capital could find a home; one which will not force a political line on its membership, and can be a big tent in which to build a mass movement. I am aware not all of what we have done as an organization, especially nationally, has lived up to this ideal, but I believe that building a better DSA will be a part of building a better future.
2019 new Steering Committee
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
- Steven Max Elias
- Shelby Li
- Ariadne (Elle Farmer)
- Ryan Kelly
- Aaron Korn-Warner
- Daniel Dominguez
- Amy Clark
- Charles Du
- David Quattrocchi
- John T. Williams
- Andrew R. Perrine ('Andy')
- Alex Wilensky
- Shaun Cullen