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Third Party: Not If But When – D2 Monthly Meeting


August 20
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


On Zoom


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Join comrades from district 2 (southeast Seattle) for a lively Zoom discussion on prospects for a third party.

At the DSA national convention in 2019, delegates overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution titled “Class Struggle Elections”  which stated, in part:

DSA is committed to building political organization independent of the Democratic Party and their capitalist donors …  In the longer term, our goal is to form an independent working-class party, but for now this does not rule out DSA-endorsed candidates running tactically on the Democratic Party ballot line.

Within Seattle DSA, there exist multiple opinions on the timeframe for this activity. At our August 20 district 2 meeting, you will have a chance to discuss these alternatives. Two comrades from Seattle DSA will set the stage by presenting two of the more widely held positions, one in favor of a more short-term break with the Democratic Party, and one in favor of the so-called “dirty break” strategy.

Before discussing our relationship with the Democratic Party and prospects of an independent working class party, we will spend some time on the more immediate issue of police accountability, with a power mapping exercise within D2.

This should be a lively, interesting, and informative meeting, so come prepared to share your perspectives on these critical issues.


6:00 – 6:10 Introductions
6:10 – 6:55 Discussion of defund movement & power map of D2
6:55 – 7:55 Alternatives for building a third party: two short opening statements, followed by open discussion
7:55 – 8:00 Announcements

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Looking forward to seeing you then!