Monday, August 31, 2009

October 18th, 2009 Twin Cities DSA Meeting

WHERE: Davanni's Pizza & Hoagies, Riverside, at 2500 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN, in the upstairs meeting room.

WHEN: 7:30 Pm - 9:00 PM

PHONE: 612-332-5551

For more information call DAN FRANKOT at 612-224-8262 or send an email

Besides having our usual business meeting, we will discuss the national DSA Meeting in Chicago in October, and we will be discussing the most pressing issues of the day, including Health Care Reform.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Health Care Status updates for HR 3200

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Organizing for America Health Care Event

Large BBQ for Health Care Reform! (Meeting)
Come join other health care reform supporters and Keynote Speaker Mayor RT Rybak for a large BBQ! We will be serving food, writing letters to our Members of Congress, having our blood pressure checked and continuing to bring visibility to the need for reform.

Bring your friends, family (kids please!) and neighbors. This will be an event not to be missed!


How much does it cost?
The event is free and open to everyone who wants to show their support for health care reform!

Should I bring something?
Sure! We have ordered lots of food, but as I’m sure you’ve seen, LOTS of people have signed-up online. Please feel free to bring something to share with the group.

What if it rains?
The Wabun Picnic area has a large overhang, so we will be having the event rain or shine!

Time: Wednesday, July 22 from 6-8pm

Host: Jenn Brown

Contact phone: 651-251-6318

Location: Minnehaha Park - Wabun Picnic Area D (Minneapolis, MN)

Godfrey Parkway & 46th St E

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Directions: The Wabun Picnic Area is in Minnehaha Park, but is located off 46th Ave S. If you arrive via Godfrey or E 46th St, go South on 46th Ave S. There are hundreds of parking spaces located by the picnic area, off 46th Ave S. We will also have lots of signs with directions. Please note: The Wabun Picnic Area is NOT by Sea Salt, but instead by the Veteran's Home. Kids? There is a pool area and playground right by the Picnic Area.

Associated Groups: Face to Face for Change-Twin Cities, Faith-Action-Change Minnesota, Generation Obama Minnesota, Minnesota for Obama 2008, University of Minnesota for Barack Obama

Thursday, June 25, 2009

July Meeting

Twin Cities DSA invites you to attend July's monthly meeting where the guest speaker will be Charlotte Lipa from the Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition. July's meeting will be Sunday, July 12, 7:30-9pm. We look forward to a lively discussion on the state of Minnesota's universal health care initiatives. Please join us!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Health Care for All Americans- Sign the Petition

Our current private health insurance system is the most costly, wasteful, complicated and bureaucratic in the world. Today, 46 million people have no health insurance. Even more are underinsured with high deductibles and co-payments. Close to 20,000 Americans die each year because they don't have regular access to a doctor.

The time is now for our nation to address the most profound moral and economic issue we face. The time is now for our country to join the rest of the industrialized world and provide cost-effective, comprehensive quality health care to every man, woman and child in our country. The time is now to take on the powerful special interests in the insurance and pharmaceutical industries and pass a single-payer national health care program.

Send a message to Congress, sign the petition.

Video presentation by Bernie Sander on Single Payor Health Care

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The Petition:


• 46 million Americans are currently without health insurance;
• 60 million Americans, both insured and uninsured, have inadequate access to primary care due to a shortage of physicians and other health service providers in their community;
• 100 million Americans have no insurance to cover dental needs;
• 116 million adults, nearly two-thirds of all non-seniors, struggled to pay medical bills, went without needed care because of cost, were uninsured for a time, or were underinsured in the last year;
• The United States spends $2.3 trillion each year on health care, 16 percent of its Gross Domestic Product;
• Americans spend $7,129 per person on health care, 50 percent more than other industrialized countries, including those with universal care;
• The U.S. does not get what it pays for. We rank among the lowest in the health outcome rankings of developed countries, and on several major indices rank below some third-world nations;
• The number of health insurance industry bureaucrats has grown at 25 times the growth of physicians in the past 30 years;
• In 2006, the six largest insurance companies made $11 billion in profits even after paying for direct health care costs, administrative costs and marketing costs.

And, whereas:

• Medicare has administrative costs far lower than any private health insurance plan;
• The potential savings on health insurance paperwork, more than $350 billion per year, is enough to provide comprehensive coverage to every uninsured American;
• Only a single-payer Medicare-for-all plan can realize these enormous savings and provide comprehensive and affordable health care to every citizen.

Now, therefore:

• We, the undersigned, urge the United States Congress to pass a single-payer Medicare-for-all program which will provide quality, comprehensive health care for all Americans.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Minnesota DSA members and supporters issue a call to action

Proposal for Solidarity with people of Europe and the Put People First March for Jobs, Justice and Climate for March 28, 2009.

Whereas the working people who did not create the current recession and are paying a high price through lost jobs and housing foreclosures, the Democratic Socialists of America calls on world leaders attending the G20 Summit in April 2009 to take decisive action to tackle the global recession and ensure that the world emerges a fairer and more sustainable place for working people an their families.

In solidarity with the Put People First March in Europe on March 28, 2009, the Minnesota Democratic Socialists of America calls on the National DSA to take immediate action and engage with union, faith and green groups to put on a USA Put People First March for Jobs, Justice and Climate for March 28, 2009.

We call on the national DSA to send a letter of support to the British Trades Union Congress for their efforts in organizing the Put People First March for Jobs, Justice and Climate.

Organizations backing the march include the TUC, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, Action Aid, Stop Climate Chaos, Save the Children, WWF, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Salvation Army, Tearfund, War on Want, World Vision, Methodist Relief and Development Fund, Trade Justice Movement, Muslim Council of Britain and Jubilee Debt Campaign.

Free market fundamentalism has given mega-bonuses to the super-rich and destroyed jobs and communities for ordinary people. We DEMAND action for a better world based on justice for all and sustainable jobs and a clean climate.

Minnesota DSA members and supporters