We are the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-Saint Paul) local of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.
At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. We are activists committed not only to extending political democracy but to demanding democratic empowerment in the economy, in gender relations, and in culture. Democracy is not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society. Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism — a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society.
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!
UPDATES: HERE ARE SOME ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT
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