Democratic Socialism is Love

By Jon Torsch My name is Jon, and my pronouns are he/him/his. I’m an engineer, atheist, millennial, cat-dad, and democratic socialist. There, the labels are out there. Every month, when the Southern Maine chapter of Democratic Socialists of America meets, we reserve a few minutes for a member to speak on what democratic socialism is… Read more »

Introducing the 2018 SMDSA Comrades!

The Comrades kicked off the 2018 Casco Bay League Softball season with a rainy 19-12 loss to What’s Up Buttercup on Sunday, May 6th in Portland. The Comrades started off strong with five runs in the first inning, but early pitching challenges allowed the Buttercups to surge ahead. Wet field conditions made things challenging, but… Read more »

Heavy Rotation: May Day! May Day!

By Kate Sykes Every year on May 1st, International Workers Day is celebrated in Europe with massive demonstrations that honor an American labor uprising: the Haymarket strike of 1886, when hundreds of thousands of American workers set down the tools of their trade and took to the streets for better wages and working conditions. In… Read more »

Press Release: Southern Maine DSA Endorses Mike Sylvester in June primary for Maine State Representative, District 39

For Immediate Release March 22, 2018 Meg Reilly, Chair megcreilly@gmail.com / (315) 404-1576 Southern Maine DSA Endorses Mike Sylvester in June primary for Maine State Representative, District 39 PORTLAND, ME – The Southern Maine chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (SMDSA) voted unanimously on Monday, March 12 to endorse Mike Sylvester for Maine House… Read more »