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Milwaukee DSA Statement on MPS School Board District 8 Race

Milwaukee DSA Statement on MPS School Board District 8 Race

While the Milwaukee chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is disappointed that Derek Beyer will not be moving forward in the MPS School Board, District 8 elections, we are proud of the work of Derek and our members to advance socialism in Milwaukee. Derek’s demonstrated history as a caring teacher driven by a belief in restorative justice and well-funded public schools shows that he will continue to fight to improve MPS and defend students and teachers from the exploitation…

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Milwaukee DSA Supports Derek Beyer for MPS Board of School Directors, District 8

Milwaukee DSA Supports Derek Beyer for MPS Board of School Directors, District 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: milwaukeedsa@gmail.com MILWAUKEE, WI – January 11, 2018 – Congratulations to Derek Beyer, who has received the endorsement of the Milwaukee chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Board of School Directors, District 8. Derek is well-suited for the MPS School Board not only as a former MPS teacher but also as an avowed socialist and one of the founding members of the Milwaukee DSA chapter. Derek has demonstrated dedication…

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MILWAUKEE DSA SUPPORTS BOB PETERSON FOR MPS BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS, AT LARGE

MILWAUKEE DSA SUPPORTS BOB PETERSON FOR MPS BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS, AT LARGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: milwaukeedsa@gmail.com MILWAUKEE, WI – December 21, 2018 – The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) system is under attack by neoliberal austerity imperatives and lingering racial injustice. Working-class families, students, and staff deserve an advocate on the MPS Board of School Directors who understands deeply the structural obstacles holding back transformative change in the education of our communities. Milwaukeeans need a representative who understands what it will take to rebuild a public education system that has been severely…

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Milwaukee DSA Statement on the GOP’s Lame-Duck Coup

Milwaukee DSA Statement on the GOP’s Lame-Duck Coup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: milwaukeedsa@gmail.com MILWAUKEE, WI — December 4, 2018 — Wisconsin Republicans—like their peers in Michigan and North Carolina—are staging a coup. In last month’s elections, the people of this state said no to Governor Scott Walker’s eight-year assault on the working class and to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s efforts to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. A majority of voters cast their ballots to reject Republican state legislators’ destructive brand of politics. But due to one of…

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DSA Statement Against Narrowing Scope of Gender Definition

DSA Statement Against Narrowing Scope of Gender Definition

Trans rights are human rights. Full stop. The Department of Health and Human Services aims to narrow the federal government’s definition of “sex” under Title IX—make no mistake, this is a horrifying step to legislatively dehumanize trans, nonbinary, genderqueer people. “The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with,”  according to the New York Times. “Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified…

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Milwaukee DSA: Say No to Brett Kavanaugh and the System That Made Him

Milwaukee DSA: Say No to Brett Kavanaugh and the System That Made Him

Milwaukee, WI — We, the Milwaukee Democratic Socialists of America, demand that Wisconsin senators #VoteNoOnKavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh represents a misogynistic system that perpetuates violence against women and attempts to deny women’s agency and choice. Credible allegations from multiple women reveal that Kavanaugh engaged in serious sexual violence which the Senate is refusing to investigate. He lied under oath about these allegations. As a judge, Kavanaugh’s decisions have undermined the rights of women and strengthen the power of people like him….

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MILWAUKEE DSA SUPPORTS RICK BANKS FOR STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 16

MILWAUKEE DSA SUPPORTS RICK BANKS FOR STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: milwaukeedsa@gmail.com MILWAUKEE, WI – July 30, 2018 – Capitalism isn’t working for Milwaukee. Working-class people throughout this city have difficulty making monthly rent, buying groceries, and paying for their prescriptions. At the same time, for unscrupulous landlords, voucher-school profiteers, low-wage employers, and the prison-industrial complex, Milwaukee remains “open for business.” Milwaukeeans in the 16th Assembly District need someone to represent them in Madison who understands what it will take to build economic and political power for…

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What Really Energizes Democratic Socialists

What Really Energizes Democratic Socialists

A specter is haunting the United States –– the specter of democratic socialism. Yet as Joel McNally rightly notes in his July 12 Shepherd Express column, socialism ought to be seen as a friendly and familiar ghost, especially in Milwaukee, which for nearly forty years grew and thrived under the leadership of socialist mayors. McNally’s thumbnail history is a helpful corrective to the narratives of red-baiting right-wingers and skeptical Democratic Party leaders. Even so, it would be a mistake to…

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Milwaukee DSA Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

Milwaukee DSA Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

The Supreme Court’s decision today in Janus v. AFSCME is the latest assault in the ongoing war on working-class Americans. This decision comes as no surprise to us. We have seen a once vibrant Wisconsin democracy transformed into a feudal estate, run by and for the benefit of the capitalist class. In the six years since Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans gutted collective-bargaining rights for most public workers, median salaries for teachers in the state have fallen by 2.6% and median…

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Milwaukee DSA Calls for Action: Abolish ICE, End Imprisonment of Families

Milwaukee DSA Calls for Action: Abolish ICE, End Imprisonment of Families

Milwaukee, WI –– The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) calls on all Milwaukeeans to take action to demand the safety and freedom of immigrant families and children and an end to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy, which criminalizes immigrants, violently separates families, divides the working class, and rips at the fabric of our society. We demand the immediate abolishment of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ending the policy of family separation and placing entire families into cages is not a…

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