DSA for Bernie: Campaign Update!

it’s 2020 and we’re ramping up our local campaign for Bernie Sanders. We had thirty people attend our Bernie planning meeting this past Saturday, and on Sunday the 5th, fifteen folks turned out to knock doors in the upper 9th Ward!

Our next Bernie Meeting is set for Sunday, Feb. 9th, 3 to 4:30PM at 2533 Columbus St.

Bernie is polling neck and neck with Biden. He can win, but it’s up to grassroots organizers to make it happen. That’s why New Orleans DSA is running an ambitious campaign and we’ve set goals to:

– Knock thousands of doors
– Register hundreds of voters
– Hold Bernie 2020 events every week until the primary

Bernie doesn’t have billionaire funders or corporate media on his side, but he has an army of volunteers like us who are organizing all across the U.S. to win Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, democracy in the workplace, racial justice, and a stop to endless wars.

Keep reading to see all of the events we have planned for this month! If you want to get involved but don’t know where to start, fill out this form and an organizer will be get in touch with you.

Upcoming Events

New Orleans for Bernie Social + Craft Night – FB event
Friday 1/10, 7 to 9pm at WHIV Station (2762 Orleans Ave)
Learn about New Orleans DSA’s campaign for Bernie and how to get involved. We’ll also have art supplies so we can make buttons, banners and signs! Bring cold drinks, a dish to share, OR just bring yourself. BYOB. Family friendly event, wheelchair accessible building.

Bernie 2020 Canvass: Desire/Florida – FB event
Saturday 1/11, 12pm to 3pm, 3201 Treasure St 
Community canvass in the Desire/Florida neighborhood to talk to folks about Bernie’s campaign for president and our upcoming event on Bernie’s program for housing justice.

Crowd Canvass for Bernie’s Medicare 4 All Plan – FB event
Tuesday, 1/14, 5 to 6pm at North Galvez & Canal St
Wednesday, 1/15, 5 to 6pm at Louisiana Ave & Pyrtania
Thursday, 1/16, 5 to 6pm at Tulane Ave & Lasalle

Join DSA’s nationwide Medicare for All (M4A) week of action to spread the word about Bernie’s M4A plan, which would create free universal healthcare for all. No experience or supplies necessary, we’ll start with short training. We will have snacks & water! 

Why New Orleans Needs Bernie’s Plan for Housing – FB event
Friday, January 17th, 6:30 to 8:30pm at 3600 Desire Pkwy (Giving Hope Community Center)
Come learn about and discuss housing justice, New Orleans housing history, and Bernie’s Housing for All Plan, which would protect renters, create national rent control, fight gentrification and end homelessness. Dinner and childcare provided, wheelchair accessible building.