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DSA is the major organization on the American left with an all-embracing moral vision, systematic social analysis, and political praxis rooted in the quest for radical democracy, social freedom, and individual liberties.
—Cornel West,
DSA Honorary Chair
DSA carries on a fine old American tradition— the tradition carried on by Eugene Debs, Mother Jones, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and thousands more. I am proud to be a member.
—Barbara Ehrenreich,
DSA Honorary Chair
Active organizing for democracy is needed now more than ever. For this to succeed, both working and poor people—who are the majority—have to have a voice. DSA is one of those voices.
—Dolores Huerta,
DSA Honorary Chair

Who we are & what we do

Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.
 

#WeNeedBernie: Support Sanders for President in 2016!


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Help further a desperately needed political revolution in the United States. Join with DSA in supporting the only openly democratic socialist candidate for president.

Read the Summary of DSA's National Strategy Document


Democratic Socialists at the People's Summit!

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This past June 17 to 19th, DSA joined National Nurses United, People for Bernie, National People's Action, and many more in Chicago for the People's Summit. An official report to follow, but enjoy these pictures for now! Also, see coverage of DSA at the People's Summit below.

DSA member Dan LaBotz reflects in “Life After Bernie: People’s Summit Searches for the Movement’s Political Future” in New Politics. (Dan is pictured below tabling at the People's Summit)

D.D. Guttenplan “There Was No Clear Agenda at the People’s Summit—and That’s a Good Thing” in The Nation.

David Weigel “In Chicago, Sanders supporters commiserate — and plot their next moves” in the Washington Post.

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Talking Union

Blog of the DSA Labor Network.

Democratic Left

DSA's blog and quarterly print magazine.

The Activist

Blog for DSA's youth section, the Young Democratic Socialists.


The Grassroots Economics Training for Understanding and Power is a series of DSA Fund popular education workshops arming activists and organizers with the knowledge, tools and skills to explain economics from the perspective of the 99% instead of the 1%. Why is poverty on the rise? Why is a low-wage economy unproductive? Who is behind the deregulation, tax-cuts, privatization and de-unionization of the last thirty years? What might an alternative economic model look like?

Read more.

Religious Socialism is a publication dedicated to people of faith and socialism. As our community grows, we will use it to connect DSA members and to reach out to the larger group of faith-based social justice activists and thinkers. We invite you to join us in making it useful both to people of faith within DSA and to the wider religious left. Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and contribute by sending short essays, commentary and articles.

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DSA New Member Orientation Call

July 20, 2016 · 4 rsvps
DSA New Member Orientation

You've joined DSA - Great. Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision.  And, most importantly, how you can become involved.  8 PM ET; 7 PM CT; 6 PM MT; 5 PM PT.

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