Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America condemns yesterday’s right-wing extremist attack on the U.S. Capitol building. It is extremely disturbing that this attempt to disrupt the confirmation of the November 4 presidential election results was both predictable and temporarily successful. Yesterday’s right-wing violence and destruction was an undeniable attempt to overturn democratic norms and rob… Continue reading MADSA condemns the right-wing extremist attack on the U.S. Capitol building.
The Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America (MADSA) condemns the continued lack of accountability for police officers committing violence in their communities. Officer Rusten Sheskey will not be charged for the shooting of Jacob Blake this past August, and will face no consequences for permanently paralyzing another human being. Once again, our systems have failed… Continue reading MADSA Condemns Lack of Police Accountability
Early this morning, Donald Trump declared victory prematurely in the presidential election, despite the outcome remaining unclear as votes in many key battleground states remained (and for the most part still remain) uncounted. Trump is attempting to disrupt the counting of the remaining votes, calling it a “major fraud” and declaring his intention to challenge… Continue reading Defend the Vote!
In July, Madison Area DSA voted to endorse the “Doyle Resolution” to call a halt to the Dane County Jail consolidation project. But we know that it will take more than an endorsement to make the resolution a reality and derail the jail once and for all. On August 18th, Members of Madison Area DSA… Continue reading Public Works and Public Protection committees to hear the Doyle Resolution
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