"Is there a chapter in [redacted]?"
"I want to join, but I don't know where the closest chapter to me is located."
"How many members are there at the chapter in [redacted]?"
"I joined the Facebook group for the [redacted] chapter but they never got back to me."
"I was thinking about creating my own chapter here. How would that work?"
Over the last couple of months, we've been inundated with questions from comrades and other interested folk about membership numbers, chapter locations, questions relating to forming a new chapter, and questions about how to get in contact with existing, but small, chapters. We're proud to announce that we can finally answer all of these questions in a satisfactory way.
Q: How do I find my local chapter / create my own?
After deciding to become a dues-paying member, you will be emailed a link to our SRA local board website as well as a PIN number you will use to log in to your local chapter. You will also need your member ID number as well as your chapter number in order to log in. These details can be found on your SRA membership card, which will be shipped to you.
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If you are the first person from your region to become a member, a new chapter will automatically be created for you. You can then wait for new members to sign up, or, you can rally your local comrades into becoming members themselves.
Q: How do I contact local SRA members in my area?
Once you sign in to your local chapter board, you will be presented with a screen which will allow you to post messages to everyone in your chapter. Think of it as a bulletin board. Everything you post will be visible to everyone else in your chapter. In the screenshot below, I decided to introduce myself and share some words of encouragement with my chapter. There is no requirement to use your real name if security is important to you, which is why we only display your member number when posting. However, we certainly encourage you to make friends and get organized!
Q: I'm the only member in my chapter. Can I reach out to a neighboring chapter?
Absolutely! In addition to the local chapter board, there is also the regional board, where members from multiple chapters can collaborate and work together. This will be a much-needed bridge between some of our smaller local chapters who might only have 1 or 2 members each because it will enable them to combine their efforts and numbers as they continue to grow.
Q: So you're saying we're free to establish our local chapters however we'd like?
Yes, exactly. Our members include Anarcho-Syndicalists, Marxist-Leninists, Luxembourgists, Maoists, and many other strains of thought. We understand the need for worker self-direction and we're hoping to represent a truly united front of left theory within the SRA as a whole.
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