You may have heard the news by now. Chicagoans just elected 6 members of Democratic Socialist of America to their City Council. We sat down with four Chicago DSA organizers who worked on the campaigns of some of our recently elected aldermen. Rebecca and Caitlin worked on the Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez campaign in the 33rd ward. Lillian served as field director for the one socialist incumbent who ran, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward) and Robin was the field director for Jeanette Taylor in Chicago’s 20th Ward.
We discussed what worked, what didn’t and what it means to have DSA members in elected office.