The next year is of major importance for our chapter and for the working class of Chicago. The 2023 municipal elections, new labor/shop organizing campaigns, major union contract fights with UPS and CPS, and mass mobilizations against the right wing will be major opportunities to shift the balance of power towards working people and grow our movement. We need a powerful, fighting, worker-led, democratic socialist organization that can meet this moment and wage war against the ruling class during this pivotal moment in our city’s history.
We are running a slate of candidates for chapter officer on a shared vision of a Chicago DSA that is rooted in mass action politics — where we can move working class people in every neighborhood in our city into action against the ruling class and into our socialist movement for the long term. There are no shortcuts to building power, and we know we have an opportunity ahead to launch bigger campaigns than ever before that will make us stronger after each fight.
The Chicago Bread and Roses caucus has developed a platform laying out a vision for our chapter rooted in mass action. If you are a Chicago DSA member and agree with our platform, we encourage you to sign your name below and to support the Mass Action slate in the chapter officer elections this June. Regardless, we hope you will work with us this next year to build the socialist movement and build working class power. We don’t have a moment to waste.
We, the undersigned, endorse the 2022 Chicago DSA Mass Action Platform as a vision for how we plan to build CDSA and commit to developing these priorities within our chapter over the year ahead.
View the 2022 Chicago DSA Mass Action Platform developed by the Chicago Bread and Roses Caucus: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kx3XQ08_HcY_Y5f8xisEDR1bD6z8WjtN8bhsWBrlCLs/edit?usp=sharing
Elena Gormley, MSW
James León Weber