Madison Area DSA endorses the “Doyle Resolution” in support of the renewed effort to halt the expansion of the Dane County Jail. Click here to sign up for Madison DSA’s efforts to stop the jail. In 2019 the Dane County Board of Supervisors flaunted the Derail the Jail coalition and approved a $220 million jail… Continue reading Madison Area DSA endorses the “Doyle Resolution”
In June, Madison-Area DSA endorsed local member Nada Elmikashfi, running for State Senate District 26. After our endorsement, our chapter submitted a request for an endorsement by the national Democratic Socialists of America. On July 17th, DSA National announced their endorsement of Nada: DSA is proud to endorse Nada Elmikashfi for Wisconsin State Senate District… Continue reading DSA National Endorses Nada Elmikashfi for State Senate District 26!
On July 8th, a conservative political activist filed a recall petition against Mayor Rhodes-Conway. The petition enumerates a spectacular list of grievances, primarily that Rhodes-Conway was substantially responsible for “endangering the public” by obstructing a strong police response to Black Lives Matter protests. Rhodes-Conway’s response to the demands of Black Lives Matter protests has been… Continue reading ‘No’ to the Right’s Mayoral Recall Petition
The Madison-Area DSA condemns the press release issued by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office on July 6, 2020. Sheriff Mahoney suggested that three Black people, legally bailed out from the Dane County Jail by “Free the 350” bail fund, were “responsible for crimes involving gun violence.” In doing so, he has revealed that the anti-black… Continue reading Madison Area DSA Condemns Sheriff’s Racist Press Release
Pre-election To-dos Absentee Voting Dane County and the rest of the state may be “open for business”, but COVID is still out there and cases are on the rise. MADSA hopes that you had the chance to social distance and vote early, and strongly encourages doing the same next November by voting early with an… Continue reading Fall 2020 Primary Voter Guide
Step 1: Find your reps Figure out who you want to write and what power they hold: Madison City Council ask them to commit to support of resolution #60764 on June 16th for police oversight and to a long-term goal of defunding Madison Police. Dane County Board of Supervisors ask them to stop the jail… Continue reading How to write your rep about police and prison abolition
The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police marked the beginning of an international, Black-led, popular rebellion against racism and police brutality. In a matter of days, the Black Lives Matter movement in Madison has coalesced around a collection of demands: establish community control over the Madison Police Department, defund the… Continue reading DSA Justice4George Committee: Week of 6/8/20
The Madison-Area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of Americas condemns the public execution of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with protesters calling out the deeply entrenched pattern of violence, anti-Blackness, and oppression upheld by police in our country, in our state, and in our city. MADSA supports the… Continue reading #justice4george