It is with great sadness we are sharing the shocking news of the passing of former Steering Committee member: Jessica Balla. She had been a lifelong socialist and was instrumental in the establishment and founding of our chapter. Since 2016 Jessica had been active in our chapter and additionally with the National Feminist Working Group, a coordinator in the many Rust Belt Caucus events, and had been a delegate to the 2019 national convention. Jessica worked tirelessly over the years to make DSA an accessible and welcoming space for new organizers and marginalized people to participate in. She was a commanding presence in the political sphere, a great comrade and an even better friend. She will be missed dearly, and her memory will continue to be a revolutionary guiding light to all who knew her!