Madison Area DSA’s 2024 Chapter Convention

It’s time once again for our annual Madison Area DSA Chapter Convention, happening on Saturday, March 23 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Goodman Community Center. Please RSVP as soon as possible! This year, we’re excited to move back to an in-person convention (masks will be required and provided).

At Convention, members in good standing are invited to take a look back at the past year and make important decisions about the direction of the upcoming year. Here’s what you can expect at the MADSA Convention: getting to know your comrades and team building, political discussion, voting on exec positions, working group charters, chapter campaigns, and lunch. 

The 2024 About the MADSA Convention Guide has everything you know about Convention, what to submit, what to expect, voting procedures, and more. Please bookmark it. 

We’re asking members to submit the following things by March 15th: Nominate yourself or someone else for the executive committee! The executive committee is responsible for day-to-day chapter operations and making decisions between membership meetings.

Nominate yourself or someone else for the Community Accountability Committee!. The CAC members help with community accountability.

Working group report and charter: Do you want to recharter your working group? Does your charter need to change? Do you have an idea for a new working group? This year, all Working Group charters will need 5 chapter members to sign on before submission.

Chapter priority campaign proposals: What should the chapter work together on? We’ll be collecting campaign proposals and voting on one. If you have a campaign idea, please complete the Strategic Campaigns Proposal Worksheet, linked in the 2024 Convention Guide, and take a look at the slides from the 2/18 Strategic Campaigns Training.  All campaign proposals will need at least 5 chapter members to sign on before submission.
More information on all of these items can be found in the 2024 Convention Guide

Solidarity, Madison Area DSA Convention Committee 

Upcoming Convention Events

DSA Leadership Intensive
Sat and Sun March 2&3 12-5pm┃RSVP 
This two-day training, led by DSA’s national Growth and Development Committee (GDC), is meant for chapter leaders (or prospective chapter leaders) of all experience levels to come together, learn from one another, and return to organizing with a greater understanding of what it takes to build DSA into a mass organization of working people across diverse backgrounds. We will cover everything from how to cohere your chapter around shared projects to the basic, day-to-day work of chapter officers. 
Executive Committee Q&A
Monday March 4 7-8pm ┃Zoom┃Passcode 371739
Anyone considering a role on the Executive Committee is encouraged to attend!
March General Membership Meeting
Tuesday March 12 7-8:00pm┃Social Justice Center & Zoom 
The official Convention Agenda will be presented and discussed, along with other important convention updates. 
Convention RSVP Form, Campaign proposals, Working Group submissions and officer nominations DUE
Friday March 15 @ Midnight 
Convention Compendium Available ┃ March 16th
A convention guide including campaign proposals, working group submission and officer statements will be shared with all members.
2024 MADSA Convention
Saturday March 23 10am-5pm
Goodman Center Ironworks, Grace Room