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“I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition; as it is now the capitalists use your heads and your hands.”

Eugene V. Debs

Why does 82 matter?

82 gives its member a productive space to plan out our approach to chapter politics. Our members have a clear vision of what DSA Metro Cincinnati is capable of, and plan and strategize together to achieve it. There is nothing inappropriate or nefarious about coordinating together for a shared goal to better our chapter. On the contrary, it is the very spirit of democratic participation and decision-making.

Expectations of all members of 82

  • Always promote the development and growth of DSA Metro Cincinnati
  • Must remain active in the chapter of DSA Metro Cincinnati by attending one event every two weeks
  • Must attend all general meetings within reason (i.e. vacation, illness, work)
  • Attend 50% of all 82’s meetings. Meetings are held every week

We are accepting applications for members in good standing with DSA Metro Cincinnati. Please submit your application here and we will be in contact with you. Check out some of our recommended political education in the meantime.