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7/14 Boston Democratic Socialists of America Members’ Meeting & Summer Bar-BQ

Happy Bastille Day!

Celebrate Bastille Day with DSA!

Sunday, July 14
2:30 – 3:00 pm Gather
3:00 pm (sharp) Meeting begins
4:30 or so Barbeque (Pot luck)

Join us for good talk, good food, and camaraderie.  Proposed discussion topics for the members’ meeting include…

Bangladesh workers’ solidarity:  Boston DSA has been joining in rallies in support of justice for garment workers in Bangladesh who have been killed in factory fires and a catastrophic collapse.  Litu Kabir of the Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia and the Boston-based Bangladesh Workers’ Solidarity Network will be on hand to fill us in on what is happening and what the campaign is about, and get the discussion started.

Massachusetts 5th CD Race:  Now that (DSA-endorsed candidate) Ed Markey will be the new U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, there will be another special election for his Congressional seat.  There is promising to be a crowded field of Democratic Primary candidates, several with fairly solid progressive credentials.  Do you have a favorite?  Come prepared to tell us who, and why, as we kick off a preliminary discussion as a prelude to a possible DSA endorsement in late July or August.

It is also possible that we will have somebody on hand to tell us what is happening over the summer with organizing fast food workers.

Location: 24 Bridge St., Newton MA 02458

 Directions are HERE.  We can pick people up at Watertown Sq. between 1:45 and 2:15 or so (earlier if necessitated by transit schedules) – call 617-448-5341.  Child care can possibly be arranged for the meeting portion (only) if requested at least 4-5 days in advance.  Same number or email webmaster@dsaboston.org.

 Interested non-members are welcome.