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.
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Democratic Socialists at the People's Summit!
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. Read this report on the Young Democratic Socialists activities of the People's Summit! 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.
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.
New Piece: DSA Vice-Chair Bhaskar Sunkara "What I Saw at the People's Summit" in In These Times.
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?
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
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