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Pre-Convention Discussion #3 – Labor & Internationalism

July 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is the third 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 third meeting is Labor and Internationalism. We encourage comrades to read the following resolutions beforehand (follow links to the resolution compendium):

  • On the Votes of DSA Congressmembers to fund the Israeli military and ban a railway workers strike
  • Overturn the NPC Decision to Suspend the Steering Committee of the BDS and Palestine Solidarity WG
  • Platform Amendment: Railroad Public Ownership Text for “Economic Justice” and “Green New Deal”
  • Make DSA an Anti-Zionist Organization in Principle and Praxis
  • National Labor Commission: Our Role in a Resurgent Labor Movement
  • Socialist Anti-Militarism and the War in Ukraine
  • International Committee: Consensus Resolution from DSA International Committee


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 #2: “Building the Left to Fight the Right”

Saturday July 15, 1-2:30pm

Capitol Hill Library Meeting Room


Resolutions for these discussions posted in the calendar events.



July 27, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Beacon Hill Branch – Seattle Public Library
2821 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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