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.
Watch DSA National Director Maria Svart discuss democratic socialism, capitalism, and the Sanders presidential campaign (including our independent expenditure, #WeNeedBernie) on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.
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DSA's National Convention was November 13 - 15.
Read a report
from our Democratic Left blog about our recent national gathering.
Also check out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's coverage of the event.
Blog of the DSA Labor Network.
DSA's blog and quarterly print magazine.
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?
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.