DSA should use our electoral campaigns and elected offices to raise working-class consciousness and build working-class organization. That means rejecting attempts to placate the Democratic Party establishment.
Recent attacks on DSA’s statements on Russia’s invasion reveal serious weaknesses in our perspective on world events. To win the battle of ideas, we need a democratic, internationalist approach that we can all defend.
Our opponents in the capitalist class want to divide and conquer us. We’re stronger when we stick together and when we make strategies collectively in an open and democratic manner. It’s the only way we can fight back and win against our enemies.
The rank-and-file strategy is more than just a tactic for labor organizing or a calling for young radicals. It’s a strategy for building a working-class movement with the consciousness and power to win socialism.