Fond Farewell to Minnie Ruffin, Bob and Judy Wohlhueter

This month MADSA remembers three long-time leaders of our organization who are leaving Atlanta to be near their families: Minnie Ruffin represented MADSA for many years at the weekly Coalition for the People’s Agenda meetings, served on the Coalition’s board, and worked with leader Helen Butler to fight for voting rights. She participated in many… Read more »

Feb. MADSA Meeting: Ways to Get Involved

MADSA general membership meetings combine information and discussion about current issues; decisions that strengthen our organization; and a chance to get to know old and new members. We welcome non-member friends as well. February’s meeting opened with a presentation about the struggle of Delta Airline workers to win their right to a union that can… Read more »

Meeting With SE Comrades to Prep for Convention

Fifteen MADSA members, including four of our officers, just returned from a Southeastern DSA pre-convention conference in Knoxville, TN, one of several such events taking place throughout the country. This gathering was especially important for us because the DSA national convention, which takes place very two years, will happen in Atlanta this time (Aug. 2-4,… Read more »

Not Our President Day — And No Fake Emergency!

This was a coalition action in Atlanta in coordination with many all over the country on President’s Day to protest 45’s unjust and likely illegal emergency declaration. In front of the ICE office in downtown Atlanta, we protested his immigration policies and the entire concept of the alleged need for a wall. Coalition partners were:… Read more »

Conversation With Kamau Franklin Inspires Us

Kamau Franklin is a long-time community organizer currently with Community Movement Builders, Inc, ​a 501(c)(3) member-based collective of black people building sustainable, self-determining communities through cooperative economic platforms and collective community organizing. On Feb. 10 he shared his experience and insights with about 35 MADSA members and friends. His talk, in the form of a… Read more »