The Political Working group engages in electoral organizing to support socialist candidates, legislation, and ballot initiatives at all levels. We also work collaboratively to develop socialist policy proposals. We are building our skills, networks, and electoral ground game to be a force to be reckoned with in Tampa politics!
DSA for Bernie
We are currently working as part of the DSA for Bernie campaign to support Bernie Sanders’s historic democratic socialist bid for President. We hold regular door-knocking, crowd canvasing, and sign-waving events, as well as social events such as debate watch parties and pub crawls.
The Peoples Platform
We are developing a local democratic socialist platform in issue areas of housing, education, criminal justice, transportation, and climate change. This will be used as a benchmark for our endorsements of local candidates. It will be a way spread the word about just, sustainable, democratic, and common-sense ways to beat back the greed and cruelty of the capitalist system right here in the Tampa Bay.
Past Campaigns and Endorsements
- Amendment 4- Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative, 2018
- Sky U. White for Hillsborough County Commission District 7, 2018
- Ahmad Saadaldin for Florida House District 58, 2017
Look for upcoming events, plug in to our working group meetings (typically on the 4th Weds of the Month– see events page for details), and get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know interests, ideas, and skills you have to share to build democratic socialism!