April 26 – 6:30pm
The Black Cat House, 1601 B st, Lincoln
Really excited to kick off our first socialist reader’s group. We’re going to start slow and with lots of mixed media (books, songs, videos, memes), so it should be more or less appropriate for all education levels.
May 9, 7pm
The Commons, 14th & B, Lincoln
Hello Comrades! Our next meeting will be held on May 9th at The Commons, starting at 7 P.M. We will be continuing our discussion of Democratic Socialism, community involvement and activism. This will also be a potluck. So, if you can, bring food.
As part of the potluck, we will be accepting donations to benefit DSA Lincoln. Current members are encouraged to give $5-$10, but it’s definitely not required!
This event is open to the public, so bring a friend!
Items suggested by us: A.Internal Education / Study Group; B. Platform Building; C. Coalition Building; D. Outreach
Outreach: A. create socialist flyers/pamphlets; B. Extending political education – reading groups; trained speakers; conferences; C. DSA Podcast; D. Tabling events / Flyering – at Farmers Market – at UNO E. Parade events
Coalition Building: A. Meet with other organizations; B. Identify and reach out to allies C. Tri-party; D. Radical solidarity
Issues/Actions to focus on: A. Universal Medicare; B. Inauguration protest
Additional Items suggested by us:
Gentrification: A. Repairing properties to keep them up to code; B. Informing landowners on property tax abuses; C. Renter’s education; D. Focus pressure on City Council/mayoral candidates
Nebraska’s collections agencies: A. Putting pressure on State Senators; B. Reach out to Nebraska Appleseed
De-escalating marijuana ciminalization: Push against attorney general.
Transportation: A. Align values with Heath Mello, Heartland 2050, Green Streets; B. Advocate for light rail
Urban Agriculture; A. Resisting Stothert’s push against Urban Ag initiatives; B. Working with Omaha Permaculture and Douglas County Farmer’s Union
Public Education: A. “school choice” and the campaign to bring charter schools to Nebraska
Whiteclay: Upcoming legislative session will have lobby week for taking action on Whiteclay.
Coalition Building: Look up list of 501c4’s to identify friendly organizations
Organizations to Work With: A. Black Lives Matter Omaha B. La Alianza C. Farmer’s Unions across the state D. Nebraskans for Civic Reform E. Black Men United F. Heartland Workers Center G. Islamic-American Relations Council H. Center for Rural Affairs I. National Association of Social Workers. J. NAACP K. NAACP L. Teamsters M. Omaha Together One Community
Opportunities to table/have a presence: January 20 event at Milk Run/NEO on Leavenworth. — William Johnson