Each year at our annual convention, LVDSA members choose up to 3 priority campaigns. Priority campaigns are where the chapter membership intends to prioritize its time and chapter resources for the upcoming year in order to further the mission of LVDSA.
2022-2023 Priority Campaigns
Nevada State Legislative Campaign
The Nevada State Legislative Campaign will promote legislative policies and bills that further Democratic Socialist values and goals, including but not limited to: labor organization, universal childcare, higher wages, affordable housing, healthcare, and stipend increases and unionization efforts for Graduate Assistants (GAs) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Cultivating Desert Power: Water Conservation Priority Campaign
Cultivating Desert Power: Water Conservation will have a primary goal of lobbying the Clark County Commission to change the Las Vegas Valley Water District’s fee structure to be a true progressive fee structure to discourage heavy water users, and to reassign the proceeds of the existing sales tax water fee subsidy to increase affordable housing in Clark County.
Abolitionist and Community Safety Campaign
The Abolitionist and Community Safety Campaign will not accept reforms that reinforce the state’s or prison-industrial complex powers, will actively oppose any increase in law enforcement spending in state, county, or local budgets, and will call for allocating law enforcement funds to alternatives that actually assist people and promote community safety, such as housing initiatives and community services.
2021-2022 Priority Campaigns
Electoral Priority Campaign
The Electoral Priority Campaign researches electoral races, including municipal, county, state, and federal, that will take place in 2022 and actively seeks candidates, based upon the findings of viable jurisdictions.
Housing Justice Priority Campaign
The Housing Justice Priority Campaign fights for equitable housing and tenant rights in the Las Vegas area by building tenant power.
Mutual & Community Aid Priority Campaign
The Mutual & Community Aid Priority Campaign aims to address some of the damages that capitalism has inflicted on all of us by reinforcing the value of solidarity, selflessness, and comradery, especially among those with shared struggle.