Category: Working Groups
Members of Hamden’s Seramonte Tenants Union gathered outside of Town Hall the night before a highly anticipated Fair Rent Commission that will likely determine their housing fates — and pushed for long-term governmental protections for all renters. Local organizers and politicians joined tenants at the Wednesday evening rally to chant, make speeches, and display solidarity while calling on the town to draft a tenants’ rights ordinance and take actions to control abuse at housing throughout town. Read more at the New Haven...Read More
“It a really important step,” Elicker said, adding that it’s not just about creating more affordable units but “about ensuring that existing units remain affordable — and clean.” Bermudez said, “This is a really exciting time. We wouldn’t be here today if it had not been for the really strong organizing efforts of the tenants,” as well as the efforts of the mayor, she said. Luke Melonakos-Harris, an organizer with the Connecticut Tenants Union, said that “an enormous amount of effort went into organizing these tenants and the other tenants organizations that we’ve organized around the state.” Tenant unions “are...Read More
No Appetite for Apartheid is a national boycott campaign launched by the DSA BDS & Palestine Solidarity Working Group on Nakba Day 2022, in commemoration of the Nakba or Catastrophe of 1948 and the ongoing Nakba Palestinians experience every day. We are turning up the heat on the apartheid regime by declaring we have #NoAppetiteForApartheid and taking apartheid off our plates! In line with the principles of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement, we are targeting food products and companies that operate on stolen Palestinian land, including Sabra; Israeli dates such as Jordan River, King Solomon, Mehadrin; Israeli wines...Read More
Striking down Roe v. Wade is an attack on the working class in this country. We know that the wealthy will continue to travel to access safe abortions, while the poorest among us will be forced to choose between unwanted pregnancies and unsafe, potentially deadly abortions. The attack on abortion rights is part of a broader conservative project to dismantle hard-fought social progress. This Supreme Court decision, the anti-trans bills, the attacks against sexual education, and Critical Race Theory are part of the same attempt to take power away from women, Black & brown people, people with disabilities, LGBT...Read More
We stand in solidarity with the DSA BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group and reaffirm our commitment to the BDS Movement and Palestinians’ struggle for justice and liberation. We commend the decision by the DSA National Political Committee’s (NPC) to reverse their recent attempt to decharter the Working Group, but we stand with the Working Group in calling for the reinstatement of their Steering Committee.Read More
Building a socialist mass movement depends on understanding our theory of change and critically reflecting on our successes and failures in its pursuit. With this in mind, we reflect on the 2021 tenet union building efforts in Central CT.Read More
A luxury apartment building is in the works in downtown New Britain. Local government and media present this as a good thing that will improve the community, but the fact is this is just further gentrification of a city home to many poor people.Read More
In July 2021, Connecticut became the first state in the country to pass a statewide baby bond program. It has many strings attached but is ultimately a step forward.Read More
Connecticut media outlets ignored widespread demonstrations for ending the apartheid of the Palestinian people. This was due in no small part to Connecticut’s arms industries and the lucrative contracts they have with the state of Israel.Read More
October 1, 2022: New Haven Deep Canvass 10/1/2022
1520 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511
Join us for the weekly New Haven Canvass. It's the perfect place to start doing Housing Justice work. No experience needed. We will be knocking doors and talking to tenants of Ocean properties.
We launch at 1 pm from Monitor Square and will canvass until 3pm. After that, you can join us for a social hour at Koffee? on Audubon St. Street parking is easy to find at both locations.
Bring a mask and dress for the weather.
Of course feel free to send any questions you have to me at firstname.lastname@example.org