Our Youth Section (YDSA) Growing Fast: Ga. Tech, Athens

Ga. Tech Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) drew a standing-room only crowd at its first meeting of the school year, with 65 in attendance. Mathew Wolfsen reports that they are planning four campaigns aimed at material improvement in student living conditions: 1) GT Dining/Sodexo: Inspired by the large-scale outbreak in norovirus-related illness likely caused… Read more »

Beating Back Voter Suppression in Randolph County

MADSA members joined the NAACP, New Georgia Project, Helen Butler of the Coalition for a People’s Agenda and other social justice organizations in standing with the citizens of Randolph County to oppose the proposed closing of seven out of the 11 county polling stations. Due to the concerted efforts of citizens, organizers, and activists the… Read more »

Serving the Community at Plaza Fiesta

MADSA members offered another “brake light clinic” at Plaza Fiesta on Saturday, Aug. 11, to show solidarity with the community by helping them prevent encounters with the police that can be dangerous or expensive. We set up alongside the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights’ table and yard sale – many thanks to GLAHR for… Read more »

Report From YDSA Convention 2018

Metro Atlanta was represented at the YDSA national convention in Minneapolis Aug. 4-5 by Ga. Tech YDSA chair Nate Knauf, vice-chair Amanda Olenczuk, U. GA interim co-chair Harrison Finch, and me, Matthew Wolfsen. The convention passed five resolutions, and six individuals (including me) were elected to YDSA’s National Coordinating Committee, which is equivalent to DSA’s… Read more »

July General Meeting: Engaging Our Members

Helped by phone banking and by energy from the inspiring training offered SE chapters by national DSA staff in Atlanta two weekends ago (scroll down for story), attendance at MADSA’s July 28 general membership meeting was about half again as high as in each of the previous two meetings. It also didn’t hurt that 121… Read more »