The Housing Justice working group organizes to empower tenant against landlords and ensure housing as a human right for all.
The CCTDSA Housing Justice group was instrumental in the recent passage of a bill guaranteeing Right to Council for all tenants facing eviction, and is active in organizing tenant unions across the state.
For more information about getting involved, email email@example.com or check out these resources:
- Housing is the Cure: An Action Toolkit for Healthy Communities (PDF)
- Tenant Organizing: Your Rights & Protections (PDF)
Electoral Working Group
Central CT DSA’s electoral work is focused on growing the base for socialism in Connecticut, empowering working people, and creating multi-racial-working-class centered campaigns. We work to elect socialist representatives who will use their votes and the powers of their office to lift up the demands of the working class and materially support Central CT DSA’s work in the areas of housing, health, economic justice, decarceration, racial and gender equity, and radical queer liberation.
A Central CT DSA endorsement constitutes the support of the entire membership – including canvass, phonebank, text, and relational field support, and the mobilization of our local and statewide membership.
We view electioneering — and especially our canvassing operations — as an opportunity to build popular support for our policy goals and our movement, and thus we encourage only candidates comfortable with the entire DSA platform to apply for our endorsement.
Medicare for All
We believe that health care is a human right, not a privilege. In partnership with the Medicare for All CT coalition, the Medicare for All working group aims to raise awareness and support for single-payer health care in Connecticut and across the country, and to push our delegation in Washington to endorse and co-sponsor Medicare for All in Congress through the passage of municipal resolutions and other tactics. (Read about recent Medicare for All resolutions in Stamford and New Haven.)
Socialist Feminist Study Group
The Socialist Feminist Study Group is a space for those living in Connecticut and engaging in the activism community to explore the intersection of socialism, feminism, race, and other identities. We will explore a variety of materials to raise consciousness of socialist feminism, give feedback to our local DSA chapters about how inclusive leadership and activities are of socialist feminist practices, and eventually engage with other organizations advancing socialist feminist actions. Please read our community agreements here.
The SocFem Study Group generally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.; check the calendar for up-to-date meeting listings.
Labor Working Group
So far, projects include training with DSA’s Emergency Worker Organizing Committee and phone banking for passage of the PRO Act in the U.S. Congress. We are also considering a variety of projects on the local and state level. If you are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Labor Working Group is a clearinghouse for mobilizing and organizing workers for better workplaces, better laws and worker power.
The Rosebuds Collective is a group formed for and by the community of the Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America. Our mission is to facilitate comradery, accessibility, and mutual aid within and outside of the chapter.
The Rosebuds Collective provides mutual aid within our chapter – when we make it through this tough time, the Rosebuds Collective will keep offering childwatch at DSA meetings. We plan to continue hosting get-togethers with family and members, indoor and outdoor activities, potlucks and picnics to encourage a strong community in our DSA chapter.
We are also expanding the CCTDSA’s mutual aid involvement with the larger community, and will be supporting local protests with water/masks, leading efforts to end food insecurity, running literacy events, and much more!
Info to come.
LGBTQ Working Group
Info to come.