The (immediate) Future Of Money – Credit Unions and the Postal Service

As I filled out the paperwork to join my workplace union, in addition to my IWW membership, the inclosed "benefits of being a union member" was included and pointed me in the direction of their partner Credit Union. Excellent. I love credit unions. I've had accounts with BECU (formerly Boeing Employees' Credit Union) and Bellco … Continue reading The (immediate) Future Of Money – Credit Unions and the Postal Service

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Growing Pains: A Resurgent DSA’s First Crisis – And The Challenges Ahead

After a month long crisis, the National Political Committee (NPC) of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is now down one member. Danny Fetonte, the embattled union organizer elected at the 2017 National Convention and never actually got to sit on the body he was elected to, got the hint and stepped down. Crisis averted, … Continue reading Growing Pains: A Resurgent DSA’s First Crisis – And The Challenges Ahead

Oh, Where Are We To Go From Here

To call the past few weeks stressful would be an understatement. Coming back from the Democratic Socialists of America convention in Chicago, I was exhausted but energized. That was until 20 minutes after having dinner with much of the delegation when the discussions regarding the election of a certain person to the NPC began. Immediately … Continue reading Oh, Where Are We To Go From Here

Like Seeing A Mini-DNC – The DSA NPC Race

If you talk to most Democratic Socialists of America members about elections, you'll get a lot of concern about how the Democratic National Committee (DNC) runs its operations. They will range from issues over the backroom deals, pre-determining candidates, unfair electioneering, power-brokering, failure to commit to democracy, and more. With these concerns, you would also … Continue reading Like Seeing A Mini-DNC – The DSA NPC Race

The Minnetonka Blueprint

I have spent some time drafting a blueprint of ideas, capacity growing and the future of TCDSA. I have linked it below, and welcome feedback, debate, and discussion. These are merely ideas thrown out there for consideration as we move forward past convention. https://drive.google.com/a/mcgarr.us/file/d/0B77IDio0-97bZVhlckRPLWtibDA/view?usp=sharing  

On Overcoming Individualism: Building A Diverse DSA

Note: This post is in reference to Overcoming Individualism, which appeared in the Democratic Left blog. It is recommended to read the original post before continuing. I will start off by saying that Matt Hartman is certainly bringing up an important topic and is extremely observant of the challenges facing the Democratic Socialists of America … Continue reading On Overcoming Individualism: Building A Diverse DSA

TCDSA Proposed Amendment On Co-Chair Gender: Right Goal, Wrong Path

On June 4th, TCDSA members proposed a change to the Chapter Bylaws regarding who may hold the co-chairs positions. The language changes from requiring no two people to be of the same gender identity, to instead specifically stating that no more than one co-chair may be a cisgender male. Much of the goal in this … Continue reading TCDSA Proposed Amendment On Co-Chair Gender: Right Goal, Wrong Path