Events

April 26, 2018
  • BirdDogging Workshop

    April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Skills Workshop: Bird-dogging Tips and Techniques

    April 26th 6-8 PM
    Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room
    Food Provided!

     

    bird dog

    verb

    1. search out or pursue with dogged determination.

      "the Southern Maine DSA sent out members to bird-dog city councils across the region for economic justice for all"

    Bird-dogging is a tactic that activists and citizens use to pressure elected officials and political candidates to take a public stance on an issue, or to question a stance, vote or action. Bird-dogging can also be used to expose a political opponent's stances in order to make another candidate look better. One or more bird-doggers attend a public event and ask pointed questions in order to elicit a response, get candidates “on the record" about an issue, and hold them accountable to their constituents.

    At this workshop, we'll learn the bird-dogging basics (as well as some sneaky techniques and team tactics they'll never see coming) and then break into regional groups to practice our skills. Members will identify issues in their region and generate a list of possible bird-dogging forums to attend.

    As we move into the primary election season, bird-dogging will be one of the ways we support our endorsed candidates. Please join us!

     

     

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April 29, 2018
  • Softball Practice

    April 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Payson Park Ballfield Baxter Boulevard, Portland, ME

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May 1, 2018
  • May Day Bowling Party

    May 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

    Bowling with Comrades...
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (lane rentals start at 7:00)
    Bayside Bowl  58 Alder St, Portland, ME 04101

    Join members of the Southern Maine DSA, Socialist Party of Maine, and International Socialist Organization for a May Day event in memory of the Haymarket martyrs, and in solidarity with workers everywhere who dream of a better life free from the bondage of wage slavery.

    We'll reserve the lanes from 7-8 PM. Please arrive early to rent shoes and get set up. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

    Please RSVP to DSA.PortlandME@gmail.com

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May 9, 2018
  • Executive Board Meeting

    May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

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May 14, 2018
  • Executive Board Meeting

    May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room 389 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

    Members are always welcome to observe.

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  • General Membership Meeting

    May 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room 389 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

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