How to Participate
Milwaukee DSA offers a myriad of ways to participate. We have working groups, committees, caucuses, and coalitions, as well as campaigns. We invite you to find a group or campaign that focuses on topics that you are interested in and reach out to them to get involved! You can find out when meetings are on our calendar. To reach out to individual groups, see group pages (linked below).Calendar
About Group Types
Working Group | Works to achieve specific finite goals
➥ Campaign | A working group project with specific strategies and objectives
Committee | Serves ongoing function within organization
Caucus | Officially-recognized group of self-organized DSA members who advocate for themselves in internal decision-making
Coalition | Connects Milwaukee DSA to external groups with common goals
Starting a Working Group
Any three (3) Members may create a Working Group. Each Working Group must submit its name, specific purposes, and plans to advance the general purposes of the Chapter to the Secretary.
Following are former or inactive Milwaukee DSA Working Groups.
- Abolition Speak Out | email@example.com (formerly Abolition Working Group)
Abolition Speak Out (ASO) is a collective that hosts events around Milwaukee that aim to educate about prison and police abolition.
- Housing Working Group | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Medicare for All Working Group | email@example.com
- Socialist Feminist Working Group | firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting a Caucus
A Caucus will be recognized by the Chapter if no less than five (5) Members sign a mission statement that includes the name and purpose of the Caucus. The Secretary will be responsible for recording such mission statement in Chapter records.
Following are inactive Milwaukee DSA Caucuses which may be restarted under the same criteria as for new Caucuses.
- Black Socialist Caucus | email@example.com
Milwaukee DSA is a member of the #CLOSEmsdf coalition, led by Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO). The campaign aims not only to close the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility and end crimeless revocation, but to reimagine how we invest in people caught in the penal system.
Get the Lead Out
As a member of the Get the Lead Out coalition, DSA Milwaukee is fighting for the right of all people to have access to safe, clean drinking water. Along with a variety of other groups in the city, we are demanding that lead infrastructure is removed from our pipes and our homes.
≫ Learn about our active projects here: LSC Lead Free MKE
Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union
The Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union is an all-volunteer organization fighting to end housing insecurity and the commodification of housing altogether. Through direct action, we organize to challenge evictions, win demands from negligent landlords, and work towards community control of housing for everyone.