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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.

 

 

PETITION: Urge United States Senator Bernie Sanders to Run for President in 2016

Sign DSA's petition urging openly democratic socialist Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont) to run for President in 2016 to further a desperately needed political revolution in the United States.

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.

A three year project of the DSA Fund, marking the 50th anniversaries of Michael Harrington's The Other America, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the War on Poverty signed in to law by Lyndon Johnson. The project goal is to counteract widespread public misunderstanding regarding both poverty's cause and possible solutions, in order to promote broader class awareness and strengthen the social commitment to eliminating poverty in the United States.

Read more.

Upcoming Events

DSA Webinar: Researching Officials & Companies

December 06, 2014 · 5 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

Are you facing an official -- elected or appointed? A corporation? Base your tactics on the real facts of the situation. Learn how to get the information that gives you the upper hand.

 Join us for our latest organizing training for democratic socialist actiists: DSA’s (Virtual) Little Red Schoolhouse.

 NOTE: This training is at 3:00pm Eastern (2:00pm Central, 1:00 pm Mountain, noon Pacific). Please RSVP.

 Instructor:

Steve Max, DSA Vice Chair and one of the founders of the legendary community organizing school, The Midwest Academy.

 In Researching Officials & Companies you will learn:

  • § How to do detective work
  • § How to find a guilty party that advances your organizing
  • § What to look for before meeting with an elected official
  • § What to ask for
  • § Where to start
  • § What you can and can’t learn about corporations

 Training Details

  • § Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  • § If you have a computer with microphone, speakers and good internet access, you can join via internet for free.
  • § Or, you can follow the webinar visuals by internet but get sound via phone conference call, which may mean long distance charges.
  • § Or, you can request the slides as a PDF in advance and listen via phone.
  • § You can participate in every workshop, since each one builds on the previous ones, or just attend once in a while.
  • § Workshops will generally be on a Saturday each month from 3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time.
  • § Participation requires that you register (RSVP)  at least 36 hours in advance.
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