Open Letter to Commissioner Montagnino
To Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner, Jim Montagnino: You must resign. On February 7th, during the public comment period of a Saratoga Springs City Council meeting, you were challenged by Chandler Hickenbottom, a Saratoga BLM leader and longtime member of our community. Chandler challenged your failure to hold a public forum on police abuse and […]
Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Housing
Capital District DSA Testimony on Funding for a Statewide Right to Counsel (A1493/S2721) Capital District DSA is a proud member of the movement for Statewide Right to Counsel. As an organization pf 292 members committed to finding democratic and socialist ways to transform society and improve quality of life by creating equality and fair distribution […]
Open Letter: Ban Tear Gas and Kinetic Weaponry in Albany
We call on popular organizations and institutions which stand for justice and peace to join our call to ban tear gas and kinetic weaponry. A society where the people who hold the guns are unchallenged is a police state, not a democracy.
Statement on the Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Park
The Capital District Democratic Socialists of America firmly stands against the deplorable actions that have taken place in the Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Park at the hands of the owner, Michael Giovanone. We are committed to empowering the residents and assuring that they can live comfortably in their homes, without the threats and intimidation tactics that are currently being leveraged against them.
Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
We oppose the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand in solidarity with the victims of this war. In our sorrow, anger, and disgust at this war we demand that the war stops, the criminals responsible be held to account and that our fellow workers in Russia and Ukraine get their lives back.
Statement on Premature School Opening
Capital District DSA rejects the notion that any threat to the lives and health of our students, staff and faculty represents an “acceptable level of risk.” In the absence of any universally mandated, implemented and federal and state funded safety program, the overwhelming additional costs and administrative burdens placed on individual schools and districts stands as a callous and dangerous abdication of basic governmental responsibility.