You might’ve noticed more and more rose emojis proliferating on Twitter. The red flower, long a socialist symbol, calls back to strikes in the early 1900s and a speech by feminist socialist Rose Schneiderman, who said workers deserved bread and roses – both the necessities of life and the luxuries for them to enjoy it. Since Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, national membership in Democratic Socialists of America has exploded from a few thousand in scattered local chapters to more than 60,000 members nationally. The election of six socialists to City Council, unsurprisingly, has heads turning. On this episode of The Daily Line’s Aldercast, we’ll talk to Lucie Macias, the co-chair of the Chicago chapter of the DSA, about how the group decided who to endorse (and who not to), its expectations for the new City Council term, rent control, and Bernie Bros. Comments, questions or requests? Email