By Ari Marcantonio, East Bay DSA
Comrade Sean Monahan’s piece The Case for Monthly Dues does a great job of explaining why switching from annual to monthly dues would benefit DSA, but doesn’t have the space to detail specifically how such a transition would take place and what benefits the process could offer. That’s what I endeavor to do here.
We are entering a new chapter in both the history of our organization and socialism more broadly. To ensure that we make sound decisions and invest our limited resources appropriately, it’s essential to first know what we are working with; where does power lie within the organization? Which chapters have successfully self-organized? Where will we face our most pressing structural challenges? Who needs support and how?
These are just some of the questions we must answer to effectively lead our organization through the next two years and into the socialist future we all desire. To begin answering them, we need to find ways to test and develop DSA chapters across the country with quantitative metrics and productive outcomes. Continue reading “How a Dues Drive Could Organize DSA”