Announcements

DSA supports workers on strike at Marriott

October 30, 2018

UPDATE 11/13/2018: The strike is still on in Maui, Oahu, Boston, and San Francisco. Workers have reached a deal in Oakland, Detroit, San Jose, and San Diego. You can find strike updates here.  Democratic Socialists of America stands strongly in support of nearly 8,000 hotel workers of UNITE HERE on strike at Marriott for a…

Who We Are & What We Do

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States. We believe that working people should run both the economy and society 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.



Current Campaigns

DSA and YDSA chapters organize around a variety of issues based on local priorities, especially labor solidarity and anti-austerity work. However, the national office provides resources and support for the main activist priorities of the organization as voted on by delegates to our national convention:

Medicare for All

Health care is a huge segment of our economy and health care access is a deeply and widely felt need. In the capitalist system, you have to pay to get care or go without, and under a democratic socialist system, we would collectively provide care as a society. Medicare for all is a stepping stone towards that vision and our campaign is designed to build a working class base of people fighting for state and national power. Click here to go to the campaign website.

Strong Unions

Capitalism pits us against each other and workplaces are fundamentally authoritarian unless workers can self-organize and build collective power. This is why people build unions, and why employers undermine them. It is also why the capitalists as a class constantly work to undermine unions and promote narratives about unions that frame them as unnecessary, undemocratic or ineffective. We are forming a national project to fight back and build power in the economy, since outside of Wall Street, workplaces are the place where the owning class extract resources from the working class. Click here to learn more about the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission.

Electoral Power

Bernie Sanders launched a political revolution and we continue to build it, supporting democratic socialist candidates running for local and state office. We’re also grappling with how to build independent political power to hold candidates we elect, and others, accountable to their constituents rather than the donor class. Click here to go to our electoral website.


The DSA Weekly Blog

As Amazon’s Power Metastasizes, Hit the Global Supply Chain! Organize!

Supply chains are also networks of labor. For all the technology in modern business, when the hand and mind of labor are removed, things stop. Even Amazon’s famous Kiva robot becomes so much dead capital and fixed cost when the “fulfillment center” worker to whom it delivers a product isn’t there to receive it.

DSA’ers Reclaiming Armistice Day

Each year’s Armistice Day should include dissenting soldiers, for their contribution to what we now understand about militarism and injustice.

DSA’s Year of the Woman

It’s not only that a focus on women, particularly women of color, begins to level the playing field of politics, but that the women we endorse represent through their work and their campaigns the struggles we are involved in, struggles to build a just and fair society.