A message from Cameron C., Jacksonville DSA member
Hello DSA Jax members & supporters. Solidarity with you! We've had a lot happen in May and have much to look forward to:
This month, we collectively and unanimously voted to support and publicly commit to Strike Ready in solidarity with Teamsters and local unions that drive the supply chain worldwide. Supporting the fair treatment of workers is always crucial, especially in a time when corporations blinded by greed try to control the narrative and squash opposition.
We also made the vital decision to send delegates to the DSA's National Political Committee to have our local voice be heard.
To help spread the word about Jacksonville DSA and our efforts, we're committed to publishing this newsletter on a monthly basis to keep you informed and make it easier to for you to share information with anyone who might be interested. We're also seeking a volunteer public relations coordinator to communicate our message to groups we share solidarity with.
Our chapter is currently working to determine what issues should be our priority and primary focus. At our last meeting, we discussed our ambitions to improve Jacksonville's public transit and transportation. Over the years, our city has become far too car dependent, and public transit is unreliable and slow, disenfranchising and isolating citizens who don't have access to a private vehicle. It's important to improve this system for the benefit of everyone, regardless of class. We also showed solidarity with Jacksonville Tenants' Union and support for a Tenants' Bill of Rights.
Jacksonville DSA is active on the ground and online. You can join us every Friday at Take Em Down Jax, a weekly protest dedicated to removing all monuments dedicated to white supremacy, and we're dedicated to making our voices heard at the monthly Jacksonville City Council meetings.
We'll also meet on the third Thursday of every month at Rain Dogs in Riverside for a Socialist Social! Our next meetup is Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m., and you can find all of our events on the calendar on our website.
You're encouraged to introduce your friends and family to Jacksonville DSA! We are accepting of anyone willing to fight to live more freely and fairly in a system that has ignored and ostracized the average citizen. Get connected on Discord or at our monthly meetings.
Remember, we are only just getting started! We have the power and voice to change things for the better if we all act together!