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

DSA Webinar: Talking About Socialism

February 07, 2015 · 33 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

Practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table for Bernie Sanders.

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

This training is at 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, noon Pacific, 11:00am Alaska, and 10:00am Hawaii Time. Please RSVP.

Instructor:

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

In Talking About Socialism you will learn to:

• Have a concise explanation of what DSA does, for your next DSA table, event or coalition meeting.

• Have a quick response ready to go next time someone asks you about democratic socialism.

• Create your own elevator pitch about democratic socialism and DSA.

• Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism.

• Think through the most important ideas you want to convey about democratic socialism. 

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 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 first or second Saturdays of each month.

• This training is at 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, noon Pacific, 11:00am Alaska, and 10:00am Hawaii Time.

• Participation requires that you register at least 36 hours in advance.

 

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