Nassau County Democratic Socialists of America
Statement on the ongoing civil unrest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd
We are the Nassau County chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States.
The Nassau County Organizing Committee formed in September 2017 and began meeting monthly. The Nassau County chapter of DSA officially adopted the bylaws at our July 2018 meeting.
We organize for democracy in our workplaces and our communities with activism and education. We believe that working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party, with the goal of empowering all working-class and oppressed people.
We fight for broad systemic reforms such universal single payer healthcare, a Green New Deal, free public education, expansion of workplace democracy and for housing to be a human right. Historically we have mounted pressure campaigns on our representatives, engaged in political education initiatives, protested, and engaged in electoral work. However, in addition to long distance fights for broad reforms, we are currently working on meeting the needs of our communities right now via our mutual aid program.
As of June 27, 2020 our chapter’s current campaigns include:
Fighting for the Healthcare Emergency Guarantee Act
The Healthcare Emergency Guarantee Act, proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, is an emergency approach to ensure healthcare coverage until the COVID-19 crisis is over.
This act empowers Medicare to cover all costs of healthcare treatment for the uninsured, with “wrap-around” coverage of all out-of-pocket costs for the currently insured, enabling everyone to access quality healthcare at no cost throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic we have been delivering groceries and other necessities to our neighbors in need at no cost. We have helped feed over 200 Long Island families through our network of volunteers. Learn more about how to get involved or request help here.
You can donate to support our mutual aid program here.
Fighting against police brutality and for racial justice in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement
We have been mobilizing our members and neighbors to attend and volunteer at Black Lives Matter protests throughout Long Island, and will continue to do so until racial justice has been achieved. On June 14th we hosted a protest in New Hyde Park calling to #DefundPolice and to demand elected officials donate all campaign donations from police to bail funds or mutual aid programs. See our #NoCopMoney graphics here, and our statement and further demands here.
If you would like to get involved and become a member, please email us at email@example.com. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @NassauDSA and on Facebook @NassauCountyDSA to stay up to date.
Email us: NassauCountyDSA@gmail.com
Twitter & Instagram: @NassauDSA
To join our chapter you can start by attending any of the events on our calendar, or on Facebook. You can also become a member by going to dsausa.org/join or pay dues locally straight to us. If you'd like to pay dues directly to our chapter you can Vemno or CashApp us at @Nassau-DSA. and write in the memo "membership".