Seattle DSA is committed to playing a much bigger role in 2023. But to do this, we need to be better organized and have a bigger megaphone to reach our supporters and the broader working class.
In October our chapter voted to hire two part-time staff members – a major milestone for Seattle DSA. The two staff will help activate our 1,500 members, build in South King County, and ramp up our chapter’s communications and media.
With its multi-racial working class – the need to build the forces of socialism in South King County is clear. Raise the Wage Tukwila winning by 82% showed there is an opening, and we’ve established points of support during the Gallardo campaign.
But to build DSA in South King County will take serious resources.
To make a substantial impact on Seattle politics we need to take steps toward developing our own socialist media. It is unacceptable that the Seattle left has to rely on two non-socialist publications (The Stranger & the Urbanist) to sometimes get our message out. Hiring our own communications staffer is an important step in building our own media infrastructure – but it costs money.
As part of hiring staff we are launching a drive to increase our local dues and donations by $3,500/month. This is completely within our reach. Consider that we raised $15,000 to send members and Starbucks workers to Labor Notes and the Socialism Conference, we raised over $4,000 to put on the Oct 8 Abortion Rights rally, and we raised thousands to support striking Starbucks workers. We’ve proven we can do this!
If 175 members donated $20 a month toward local dues, we could raise the $3,500 a month we need. If 50 people pitched in $20/month tonight, we would hit ⅓ of our target! Can you pitch in $20/month today? If 75 people pitched in $20/month tonight, we’d be nearly half of the way to our goal!
If you can donate more than $20/month please consider doing so.
Any amount you are able to donate will make a difference in Building A Socialist Future.