And Sarahana Shrestha no doubt benefited from the deep organizing that community organizations like For the Many have been engaged in for years, fighting for health care, good housing, immigrants’ rights, and much more with a primarily working-class base.
Tuesday was a test of whether DSA could hold on to its seats and expand its bench. It did both…
Perhaps the biggest challenge facing NYC-DSA in the next year is how to do deeper organizing between elections.
Experiments run by Phara Souffrant Forrest’s office and the work of For the Many show how important it can be. On an expanded scale, constituent service organizing in other districts could help socialists build out a base.