San Francisco Progressive Democrats of America: Sanders, Socialism, and the Electoral Arena

Thu Feb 22, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

A Discussion of Goals, Short Range and Long Range 

When he introduced the ideas of democratic socialism to last year’s presidential election, the Bernie Sanders campaign didn’t just drag American politics into the twenty-first century. We might say that it brought them into the twentieth century, since every other major industrialized nation has had a substantial socialist movement for quite some time.

Socialism is a word that can mean many different things to many different people. Clearly it is broad, long-range goal extending far beyond any single election. At the same time, electoral activity is central to most views of democratic socialism.

How are we to think about our 2018 and 2020 goals – and our 2050 dreams?


Claire Lau, Chair, San Francisco Berniecrats.

Darby Thomas, Co-chair, San Francisco chapter, Democratic Socialists of America.

Tom Gallagher, Chair, San Francisco Progressive Democrats of America.

Co-sponsored by San Francisco Berniecrats and San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America


Location: SF Public Library Park Branch, Community Room, 1833 Page Street (basement) between Cole and Shrader Streets, San Francisco, 94117

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