Basic Resources

The DSA Organizing Guide and introductory flyers.

DSA Organizing Manual

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA’s members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.

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Recruitment Flyer: Cornel West

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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

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Recruitment Flyer: Cornel West and Dolores Huerta

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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

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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

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Recruitment Flyer: Barbara Ehrenreich and Dolores Huerta

ehrenreich.jpgDSA 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

PDF includes Dolores Huerta.

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Folleto de Reclutamiento

Socialistas Democráticos de América

Es una organización de activistas, no un partido político. Los Socialistas Democráticos de América (DSA) luchan, entre otros objetivos, para promover un seguro de salud para todos, combatir la guerra en Iraq y la guerra contra los pobres. DSA lucha para promover alternativas democráticas contra el poder de las corporaciones transnacionales y tiene un papel central en el avance de las luchas para obtener un país progresista. Esta lucha la mantienen no solamente líderes de prominencia, pero aun más importante, también por el trabajo de los activistas de DSA en las comunidades, los centros de trabajo y en los colegios y universidades.

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Organizing Committee Application

To be recognized as an official DSA organizing committee, you need at least five DSA members in good standing. This is one of many steps in becoming an official DSA local. Download the organizing committee application and mail it in, or email info (a) dsausa.org with the list.

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Introductory Reading List

Starting a discussion group is important for new DSA or YDS chapters. Download this short list of manageable articles about democratic socialism to help your group launch.

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How to Impact Town Hall Meetings

The Tea Party exploded onto the national debate by disrupting Congressional town hall meetings with scare mongering about health care reform. You can bet that with the continuing debate about the deficit, the right-wing will be out in force again, because this is a tried and true way to reach elected officials and force them to listen to their constituents. It’s very important, therefore, that we make our presence known as well. Ideally, we can even take back the debate. The best part? You really only need a few people to pull this off, and it can be really fun.

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Upcoming Events

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

April 08, 2015
conference call - RSVP for call-in information
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47 years ago this April, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while supporting striking Memphis sanitation workers.
 
Please join us this April for Ain't Scared of Your Jails: Lessons for Today from Racial Justice History, a national DSA conference call to discuss non-violent direct action organizing from the 1960s voting rights movement and lessons for anti-police brutality activism today.
 
Who:
Femi Agbabiaka, Chicago DSA, YDS Coordinating Committee
Duane Campbell, Sacramento DSA
Jack Suria Linares, Hamilton College YDS
Maria Svart, DSA National Director
 
What:
Facilitated discussion of the one hour segment “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails: 1960-61” from the Eyes on the Prize documentary series and lessons for racial justice activism today, after remarks from DSAers about their current work.
 
How:
Step 1: Register online to RSVP below and get the conference call information via email;
Step 2: We'll email you a link to watch the 1-hour film online, on your own time, before the call;
Step 3: Call in to the conference call and hear from DSA speakers, then discuss their remarks and the documentary with other DSA members from across the country!

Organized by the DSA Anti-Racism Working Group.
 
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