New Convention Schedule Available — Plus See Sara Nelson, India Walton, and Astra Taylor Live!
We now have an updated Convention schedule available, including panel times. Delegates and alternates can attend all workshops and conferences. And all members can watch our exciting speakers, including Sara Nelson, India Walton, and Astra Taylor, live on our YouTube channel here!
2021 DSA Pre-Convention Rules, Preliminary Agenda Released
The 2021 DSA Pre-Convention Rules have been released! You can find the full document here.
And we’re glad to share the updated agenda for the Convention. We are committed to making this the biggest convention yet. Please note that committee reports, debate and voting will take place on Sunday 8/1 and Thursday 8/5 through Sunday 8/8. These dates are required for Convention delegates. The Thursday and Friday debate blocks will be from 7pm ET-10pm ET. The remaining time will include training sessions and panels. No convention activities are scheduled before 7pm ET Monday through Friday.
Second Draft of Platform Released
The second draft of our national platform has been released. As part of the process to shape the political platform that will be discussed at the 2021 National Convention, members could provide feedback on the second draft of the platform until Thursday, 7/15. You can find more information here.
Resolutions and Bylaws and Constitutional Changes
As in years past, members in good standing were invited to submit resolutions and bylaws/constitutional changes to the convention. The submissions period opened Monday 2/22 and closed on Thursday, 4/15.
For resolutions and bylaws/constitutional changes to be considered, they must have included 100 signatures from members in good standing when submitted.
A compendium of resolutions and bylaws/constitutional changes submitted is available here. Any member or group of DSA members in good standing could propose secondary amendments to the resolutions and constitution/bylaws amendments until the submissions period for amendments closed Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
Convention for All: Help Make the 2021 Convention Accessible
To win the world we want, we need all of our comrades at the table — including DSA members who are parents, who are struggling to make ends meet, or who live in places with limited internet access. For more information about delegate scholarships and accessibility accomodations, and how you can support Convention accessibility, please check our scholarships and Solidarity Fund information page.