Consists of 7 elected members directly from the membership. The OC administers the affairs of the chapter and oversees the implementation of policy determined by the membership.
Chairs: Speedy and Rachel
Meetings: The Wednesday before and after the general meeting, 6:30pm
A committee dedicated to advancing the cause of housing justice with the goal of building the foundation for a tenants union.
Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month, 6:00pm
A committee dedicated to growing democratic socialist political influence in Rensselaer County, developing and executing strategies to elect democratic socialist and DSA-aligned candidates to office.
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00pm
A committee dedicated to defunding the Troy Police department and setting up the foundation for a Troy/world without cops. In charge of The People’s Reporting Project. Currently on pause.
A committee dedicated to running the chapter’s social media presence, press releases, and other communications on behalf of the chapter.
Meetings: 1st Monday of the month, 7:00pm
A committee that is dedicated to onboarding and mentoring new chapter members and the mobilization efforts of the current membership. They help to engage all members in the chapter’s activities.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month, 5:30pm
An outside committee that meets through the Troy Area Labor Council and works in tandem with DSA to work together on labor related issues and organizing efforts around the capital region. Currently, TALC has at least 6 DSA members on the council.
The mission of the Socialist Feminist Committee shall be to cultivate strong ties between the socialist mission of DSA and the feminist politics that will liberate humanity from oppression under white-supremacist patriarchal capitalism.
Chairs: Britney and Ashley
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm
How do I join a committee?
Troy DSA members can message the committee chairs on slack to learn more, or simply attend a meeting for whatever fits your interests and your schedule.
How do I create a committee?
If a member has a topic they’re passionate about not covered by any of the committees listed above they need to find 6 others interested members, decide on a chair, and draft a charter (an example), then propose it at the next monthly chapter meeting