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Pre-Convention Discussion #2 – Building the Left to Fight the Right

July 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This is the second in a series of three member-to-member discussions we’ve organized over the month of July in preparation for the DSA National Convention.

The convention will be taking place August 4-6 in Chicago. Our chapter is sending 24 delegates and 2 alternate delegates to the convention, where they will meet comrades from around the country and vote on important resolutions that will help shape the socialist movement over the next two years and beyond!

The pre-convention discussions are an opportunity not just for the delegates going to Chicago, but for all of our chapter’s members to come together and discuss the content of what will be voted on in August so that we can give input to the delegates and better inform ourselves.

The topic of this second meeting is Building the Left to Fight the Right. We encourage comrades to read the following resolutions beforehand (follow links to the resolution compendium):

  • Towards a Party-Like Electoral Strategy
  • Fighting the Right by Defending Abortion Rights, Trans People, and Democracy
  • Defend Democracy through Political Independence
  • Growth and Development Committee: GDC 2023 Convention Resolution
  • Uniting Against the Ultra-Right
  • Winning the Battle for Democracy
  • National Electoral Committee: 2023 Consensus Resolution
  • On the Defense of Immigrants and Refugees
  • Housing Justice Commission: Building Tenant Power and Organization
  • Green New Deal Campaign Commission: 2023 Green New Deal Campaign Commission Priority Resolution
  • Multiracial Organizing Committee: Recommitment to Multiracial Organizing


Please note a couple things:

– We will not have time to discuss all resolutions that will be voted on at the convention. We selected resolutions based on a poll of the delegates, and tried to group similar ones together.

– Amendments to the resolutions will be coming out soon, but are not yet available. These will also be discussed, and this calendar event will be updated with links to them when they are available.

– We will summarize each resolution in person at the discussion, but to have the best dialogue, we highly recommend comrades take some time to read the resolutions ahead of time.

Please be sure to RSVP for this discussion! If you plan to attend online, a Zoom link is provided when you RSVP.

Save the Dates!

Discussions #1: “Building a More Democratic DSA”

Thursday July 6, 6+7:30

Beacon Hill Library Meeting Room


Discussion #3: “Labor and Internationalism”

Thursday, July 27, 6-7:30pm

Beacon Hill Library Meeting Room


Resolutions for these discussions posted in the calendar events.



July 15, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Capitol Hill Branch Library
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Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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