National DSA Membership Links

National DSA resources for maintaining and updating your membership information follow. Please reach out to the Secretary at if you need further assistance. 

Spoke Campaigns

Starting a Spoke Campaign

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Spoke Best Practices

There are several best practices related to avoiding your messages appearing to be spam; too many spam messages can lead to the FCC shutting down your number. Best practices are:

  • Initial text messages for each round of outreach should include “Reply stop to opt out” in the message body.
  • Do not use the same initial text for multiple rounds of outreach. 
  • Use only known or likely cell phones (if pulling from a VAN, this is a criteria you can select). Try not to message land lines.
  • Exclude phone numbers that have previously indicated to not text them to avoid a high rate of opt-outs from your initial message.
  • If you get any carrier violations, stop sending. Carrier violations are a specific error type; other error types are generally not an issue, although if you have a lot of landline errors you should clean up your list so that you don’t get subsequent carrier violations. 

Other best practices include:

  • For political campaigns, consider VAN integration to import your Spoke results into the VAN. Alternately, you can manually create this data based on Spoke exports.

50% off Haymarket Books

Milwaukee DSA members receive 50% off of books at Haymarket Books when ordering 10+ books at a time (book titles can vary). For assistance placing an order, contact the Secretary at

Submit Agenda Items

Any item on a petition signed by any five (5) Members submitted to one of the Co-Chairs shall be included on the agenda of a General Meeting or Executive Committee Meeting, as long as that petition is received at least two (2) days before the agenda is finalized for that meeting. Submit to

Committee Agendas & Minutes

Members may view agendas and minutes for any committee or subcommittee, as well as for general membership meetings. Request the Google Drive link from

Committees and subcommittees include:

  • Education Committee
  • Executive Committee
    • Buildings Subcommittee
    • Bylaws Subcommittee (2023; concluded)
    • Finance Subcommitte
  • Outreach Committee
    • Creative Communications (Sub)Committee
    • Social Media Subcommittee

Working Group Annual Reports

Annual reports are currently submitted each September. Request a link to prior annual reports from

Submit Bylaw Amendments

Any group of at least ten (10) Chapter Members may propose Amendments to be considered at a General Meeting by petition submitted to a Co-Chair. Submit to


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