Each event is prefaced with a tag for the city where it's taking place:
|MV: Mountain View||PA: Palo Alto||RC: Redwood City|
|SJ: San Jose||SV: Sunnyvale|
(Everyone's welcome at every venue! This isn't a request that [MV] events just be attended by Mountain View residents. It's only intended as a useful shorthand to help you if you're trying to plan out your week.)
An (unofficial) local chapter of the DSA! We're a group of residents of San Mateo, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, and other neighboring towns. By coming together, we can bolster and create initiatives that make life easier and more equitable for our slice of the Bay Area and beyond.
To get a sense of how the DSA operates as a national organization, and how SVDSA might relate to that national organization, check out the Spring Platform. It provides a good sense of our strategic and tactical goals: how to handle growth from new members in a "vibrant, democratic" fashion, and how to ensure "transparent and accountable structures of leadership and decision-making."
Interested in getting involved in local politics? Check out our Local Politics FAQ or our Local Activism Glossary. We also maintain a list of recommended news sources for various topics on our Local News page.
Check out the Journal of the SVDSA for updates, announcements, and commentary.
We're slowly organizing a set of standing meetings, but historically the SVDSA has met in Mountain View one of two ways:
We're currently cementing a permanent routine for these SVDSA specific events. In the meantime, check out our calendar below, and follow our Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on what we're up to.
Get in touch with us at SVDemSoc@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!