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Spring 2021 Endorsements

Madison Area DSA is proud to announce our endorsements of the following candidates in the upcoming Spring 2021 election. Please check out our voter guide or the candidates’ websites to learn more about their campaigns. Benji Ramirez for Madison Common Council District 2 Brian Benford for District Common Council District 6 Ayomi Obuseh for Madison […]

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Public Works and Public Protection committees to hear the Doyle Resolution

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 […]

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Madison Area DSA endorses 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 […]

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DSA National Endorses Nada Elmikashfi for State Senate District 26!

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 […]

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‘No’ to the Right’s Mayoral Recall Petition

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 […]

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Fall 2020 Primary Voter Guide

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 […]

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How to write your rep about police and prison abolition

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 […]

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Wisconsin Spring Election: Dangerous and Illegitimate

Today, despite expert warnings of dire public health consequences,the State of Wisconsin held an in-person primary election that endangered and disenfranchised untold numbers of voters.  For weeks, Governor Tony Evers was reluctant to take action. His initial decision to extend absentee voting and his eventual executive order to delay this election came amid immense public […]

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Spring 2020 Political Platform

Madison Area DSA Spring 2020 Political Platform The Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America (MADSA) is fighting to create a community that is free from oppression and segregation. We believe that everyone deserves the social and economic means to live a thriving and healthy life. In order to get there, we need to start organizing […]

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Spring 2020 Voter Guide

Pre-election Checklist Delay the election Pushing the election back will give us valuable time to ramp up vote-by-mail. If you’re in Madison, let Mayor Rhodes-Conway know that she should be urging Governor Evers to delay the election by calling the mayor’s office at (608) 266-4611. You can make this suggestion directly to the Governor’s office […]