Chapters

A list of our city, community and campus chapters.
 
Directory of DSA/YDS chapters and Organizing Committees. Don't see a chapter in your area? Start a chapter today.
 
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ALABAMA

Birmingham DSA
Contact: Daniel Daughhetee, 205/690-0372 
Email: info(a)bhamdsa.org

ALASKA

Anchorage DSA
Contact: Timothy Higginbotham, 907/727-0556 
Email: anchoragedsa(a)gmail.com

ARIZONA

Phoenix DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Taylor Cifuentez, 520/775-1864 
Email: Phxazdsa(a)gmail.com

ARKANSAS

Central Arkansas DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Ben Pope, 901/205-9523 
Email: benpope(a)gmail.com

CALIFORNIA

CA Statewide: Facebook Group
 
East Bay DSA
Contact: Ben Fife
Email: info(a)dsaeastbay.org
 
Fresno DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Josh Grant, 508/353-7252
Email: FresnoDSA(a)gmail.com
 
Los Alamitos High School YDS
Email: ydslosal(a)gmail.com
 
Long Beach DSA
Contact: Ashley Thomas, 804/372-5299 (804-DSA-LB99)
Email: DSAlongbeach(a)gmail.com
 
Los Angeles County DSA
Email: democraticsocialistsla@gmail.com
 
North Bay DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: 707/335-9539
Email: dsanorthbay(a)gmail.com
 
Orange County DSA
Contact: Richard Prince
Email: contact(a)ocdsa.org
 
Peninsula DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Chet Lexvold, 650/918-6372
Email: peninsuladsa(a)gmail.com
 
Sacramento DSA
Contact: Ian Lee
Email: dsasacramento(a)gmail.com 
 
San Diego DSA
Contact: Virginia Franco, 619/287-5535
Email: dsasandiego(a)cox.net
 
San Francisco DSA
Email: dsa.san.francisco(a)gmail.com
 
South San Francisco Bay Region DSA
Email: info(a)southbaydsa.org
Silicon Valley Branch
Email: svdemsoc(a)gmail.com
Santa Cruz Branch
Email: dsasantacruz(a)protonmail.com
 
University of Southern California YDS | Los Angeles, CA
 
University of Southern California - Channel Islands YDS | Camarillo, CA
 
Santa Barbara YDS
University of California & City College | Santa Barbara, CA

CONNECTICUT

Central Connecticut DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Kate Redburn, 203/626-2372
Email: Connecticut.DSA(a)gmail.com
 
Wesleyan University YDS
Wesleyan University | Middletown, CT
Email: wesdemocraticsocialists(a)gmail.com
 
Yale Democratic Socialists
Yale University | New Haven, CT

COLORADO

Boulder DSA
Contact: Dave Anderson, 303/449-2511
Email: danderson569(a)gmail.com
 
Colorado Springs DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Gregory Harden, 719/551-2448
Email: SpringsDSA(a)gmail.com
 
Denver DSA
Contact: Kristofer Dubbels, 720/235-8609
Email: denverdemsocialists(a)gmail.com 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Metro DC DSA
Contact: José Gutierrez, 202/841-3392
Email: jagfeb2002(a)yahoo.com
 
Georgetown Democratic Socialists
Georgetown University | Washington, DC

FLORIDA

Central Florida DSA Organizing Committee
Contact(s): Rachel Ochs, 352/789-0445
Email: centralfldsa(a)gmail.com
 
Jacksonville DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: David Jones, 904/580-3738
Email: jacksonvilledsa(a)gmail.com
 
Orlando DSA
Contact: Adam Whitmer, 407/785-6360
Email: dsaoforlando(a)gmail.com
 
Palm Beach State College YDS
Palm Beach State College | Lake Worth, FL
Email: PalmBeachDSA(a)gmail.com
 
South Florida DSA
Contact: Bean Blackett, 786/565-8446
Email: southfloridadsa(a)gmail.com
 
Tallahassee DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Nicole Soza, 850/629-9741
Email: tallahasseedsa(a)gmail.com
 
Tampa DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Kara Malin, 813/575-0524
Email: dsa.tampa(a)gmail.com
 
University of Central Florida YDS
University of Central Florida | Orlando, FL
 
University of Florida YDS
University of Florida | Gainesville, FL
Email: ydsatuf(a)gmail.com

GEORGIA

Metro Atlanta DSA
Contact: Milt Tambor, 770/313-4628
Email: mltambor(a)yahoo.com
 
Young Democratic Socialists - UGA
University of Georgia | Athens, GA
Email: ydsuga(a)gmail.com
 
YDS Emory University
Emory University | Atlanta, GA
Email: ydsemory(a)gmail.com

HAWAII

Honolulu DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Tim Zhu, 650/395-8054
Email: dsahonolulu(a)gmail.com

ILLINOIS

Champaign-Urbana DSA Organizing Committee
Contacts: John Milano
Email: chambanadsa(a)gmail.com
Chicago DSA
Contact: Chicago DSA Office, 773/384-0327
Email: chiildsa(a)chicagodsa.org
 
Northern Illinois DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: David Rathke, 815/762-0325
Email: genedebs1920(a)yahoo.com
 
Quad Cities DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Chase Burghgrave, 815/839-3564
Email: burghgravecw(a)gmail.com
 
West Suburban IL DSA
Contact: Samantha Miemczewski
Email: copper57(a)protonmail.ch

INDIANA

Central Indiana DSA
Contacts: Brad Lorton, 317/919-4622
Daniel "DJ" Brock, 317/910-3219
Email: central.indiana.dsa(a)aol.com
 
Northern Indiana DSA Organizing Committee
Contacts: Katelyn Dinkgrave, 574/404-7792
Email: nindemsocialists(a)gmail.com
 
Southern Indiana DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Ryan Schutz, 812/463-2311
Email: southernindianadsa(a)gmail.com
 
Bloomington YDS
University of Indiana | Bloomington, IN
 
Purdue YDS
Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

IOWA

Central Iowa DSA
Contact: Evan Burger, 515/203-5328
Email: burger.evan(a)gmail.com
 
Dubuque County DSA
Contact: Christopher Lammer-Heindel, 641/781-9207
Email: cheindel(a)gmail.com
 
YDS - The "S"Word at ISU
Iowa State University | Ames, IA
 
Quad Cities DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Chase Burghgrave, 815/839-3564
Email: burghgravecw(a)gmail.com

KANSAS

Wichita DSA
Contact: Ellise Hauth
Email: wichitadsa(a)gmail.com
 

KENTUCKY

Louisville DSA
Contact: Chris Caragianis, 502/407-7076
Email: chriscaragianis(a)gmail.com
 
Metro Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky DSA
Contact: James Albers
Email: dsacincy(a)gmail.com
 
YDS University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY

LOUISIANA

New Orleans DSA
Contact: Joshua Lewis, 504/313-2069
Email: neworleansdsa(a)gmail.com
 

MARYLAND

In the DC Metro area? See the DC area chapter.

Greater Baltimore DSA
Contact: Jonathan Phipps, 240/319-3964
Email: baltimoredsa(a)gmail.com 
 
University of Maryland YDS
University of Maryland | College Park, MD
Email: umd.yds(a)gmail.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston DSA
Contacts: Liz Henderson & Dafydd Harries
Email: chair(a)dsaboston.org
 
Pioneer Valley DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Dave Lartigue, 413/455-0626
Email: pvdemsoc(a)gmail.com
 
Smith College YDS
Smith College | Northampton, MA
Email: yds(a)smith.edu
 
Worcester DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Nicholas Cuba, 508/578-5803
Email: nick.cuba(a)gmail.com

MAINE

Southern Maine DSA
Contact: Mikayla Damon
Email: DSA.PortlandMaine(a)gmail.com
 

MICHIGAN

Detroit DSA
Contact: David Green, H: 248/855-3169, P: 313/328-1274 
Email: dsagreen(a)aol.com
 
Huron Valley DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Kat Brausch, 734/985-0356
 
Lansing DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Daniel Sadowsky, 989/372-0101 
Email: lansingdsa(a)gmail.com
 
Michigan State YDS
Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI

MINNESOTA

Red River Valley DSA
Contact: Courtney Schaff, 701/404-7393
Email: rrvdsa(a)gmail.com
 
Twin Ports DSA
Email: dsa.duluth(a)gmail.com
 
Twin Cities DSA
Contact: Kim William Jones, 641/525-0434
Email: kwj2054(a)gmail.com
 
YDS University of Minnesota
University of  Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN

MISSISSIPPI

University of Southern Mississippi YDS
Contact: Gabe Uitvlugt
 

MISSOURI

Kansas City DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Megan Birnstein, 816/812-1700
Email: kcdemocraticsocialists(a)gmail.com
 
St. Louis DSA
Contact: Mitch Eagles, 515/240-9213
Email: mitch.eagles.stl(a)gmail.com

MONTANA

Montana DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Marshall Mayer, 206/351-1846
Email: info(a)montanadsa.com
 

NEBRASKA

Lincoln DSA
Contact: Billy DeFrain, 402/770-9864
Email: billydefrain(a)gmail.com
 
Omaha DSA
Contact: Tom Tilden, 402/350-5968
Email: tomtilden(a)gmail.com
 

NEVADA

Las Vegas DSA
Contact: Keenan Korth, 702/608-3293
Email: lasvegasdsa(a)gmail.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Chloe Wojewoda, 978/364-3791
Email: newhampshiredsa(a)gmail.com

NEW JERSEY

Central Jersey DSA
Contact: Christian Bowe and Russell Weiss-Irwin
Email: dsacnj(a)gmail.com
 
North New Jersey DSA
Email: northjerseydsa(a)gmail.com
 
South Jersey DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Joseph, 856/295-1255
Email: dsasouthjersey(a)gmail.com
 
Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton
Princeton University | Princeton, NJ
 
Young Democratic Socialists of WPUNJ
William Paterson University | Wayne, NJ
 

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Erin Hansbrough, 505/585-5372
Email: abqdsa(a)gmail.com
 
Santa Fe DSA
Contact: Ken Baumann, 505/819-3720
Email: santafedsa(a)gmail.com 
 

NEW YORK

Albany DSA
Contact: Casey J Chapman, 518/469-3552
Email: dsaalbany(a)gmail.com
 
Buffalo DSA
Email: buffalodsa(a)gmail.com
Website | Facebook | Twitter
 
Cornell YDS
Cornell University | Ithaca, NY
Email: cornellyds(a)gmail.com
 
Ithaca DSA
Contact: Theresa Alt, 607/273-3009
Email: talt(a)igc.org
 
Lower Hudson Valley DSA Organizing Committee
Contacts: Cori Madrid, corimadrid07(a)gmail.com
Dan Lutz, danhlutz(a)gmail.com
 
New York City DSA
Contact: Dan DiMaggio, 617/599-3026
Email: nycdsa(a)gmail.com
 
ROCDSA Organizing Committee (Rochester)
Contact: Karen Vitale
Email: RochesterDSA(a)gmail.com
 
Young Democratic Socialists of Port Washington
Schreiber High School | Port Washington, NY
Email: socialistpw(a)gmail.com
 
YDS Hofstra
Hofstra University | Hempstead, NY
 
Stony Brook YDS
Stony Brook University | Stony Brook, NY
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Michael Hernandez Cruz, 503/717-3240
Email: dsa.asheville(a)gmail.com
 
Charlotte DSA Organizing Committee
Email: info(a)charlottedsa.org
 
Piedmont DSA (including the Triangle and the Triad)
Contact: Amber Mathwig & Matt Hartman
Email: info(a)dsanc.org
 
UNC Chapel Hill YDS
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, NC
 

NORTH DAKOTA

Red River Valley DSA
Contact: Courtney Schaff, 701/404-7393
Email: rrvdsa(a)gmail.com

OHIO

Akron DSA
Contact: Dan Woods, 330/603-0185
Email: dbmwoods87(a)gmail.com
 
Cleveland DSA
Contact: David Brinovec, 216/815-5372
Email: info(a)dsacleveland.org
 
Columbus DSA
Contact: Simone Morgen, 614/288-5738
Email: smorgen(a)juno.com
 
Case Western Reserve Young Democratic Socialists
Contact: Kate Bush
Email: keb85(a)case.edu
 
Metro Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky DSA
Contact: James Albers
Email: dsacincy(a)gmail.com
 
Portage County DSA
Contact: John Hess, 440/381-9329
Email: john.hess440(a)gmail.com
 
Ohio State YDS
Ohio State University | Columbus, OH
Email: ydsosu(a)gmail.com
 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City DSA
Email: okc.dsa.usa(a)gmail.com
 
Tulsa DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Kyle Gordinier, 918/805-5859
Email: kyle.gordinier(a)gmail.com

OREGON

Eugene DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Jeff Postelwait, 541/632-3422
Email: DSAEugene(a)gmail.com
 
Portland DSA
Contact: Ned Burke
Email: dsaportlandoregon(a)gmail.com
 
University of Oregon at Eugene YDS

PENNSYLVANIA

Arcadia University YDS
Arcadia University | Glenside, PA
Email: YDS.arcadia(a)gmail.com
 
Philly DSA
Contact: Adam Goldman, 267/320-7861 & Natalie Midiri, 609/238-4209
Email: phillydsa(a)gmail.com
 
Pittsburgh DSA
Contacts: Dan Hanson, Dan Moraff, David Schlitt
Email: info(a)pghdsa.org
 
Penn State YDS
Penn State University | State College, PA
 
Steel Valley DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Carl Davidson, 724/419-4626
Email: carld717(a)gmail.com

RHODE ISLAND

Providence DSA
Contact: Sean Monahan, 215/480-7205
Email: provdsa(a)gmail.com
 
Brown University YDS (via ProvDSA)
Brown University | Providence, RI

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Ryan Tully, 843/450-1742 
Email: tully.rg(a)gmail.com

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Geoffrey Meldahl, 508/280-7922
Email: gmeldahl(a)gmail.com
 
Knoxville DSA 
Contact: Travis Donoho, 512/922-7805
Email: travisdonoho897(a)gmail.com
 
Memphis DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Jim Maynard, 901/619-2679
Email: memphisdsa(a)earthlink.net
 
Middle Tennessee DSA
Contact: Mason Shedd, 615/415-5019
Email: mshedd2(a)gmail.com
 
Sewanee Young Democratic Socialists (SYDS)
Sewanee: University of the South | Sewanee, TN
Email: SewaneeYDS(a)gmail.com
 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Young Democratic Socialists
Contact: Eliott Geary, eliottgeary(a)gmail.com

TEXAS

TX Statewide: Facebook Group
 
Austin DSA 
Contact: Danny Fetonte, 512/468-7218
Email: dfetonte(a)dsaaustin.org
 
Brazos Valley DSA
Contact: Scott Nelson, 979/436-3631
Email: brazosvalleydsa(a)gmail.com
 
El Chuco del Norte (El Paso) DSA
Contact: Ashley Rodriquez, 915/613-7478
Email: ChucoDSA(a)gmail.com
 
Houston DSA
Contact: Amy Zachmeyer, 979/450-2698
Email: houstontxdsa(a)gmail.com
 
Jack C. Hays High School YDS
Jack C. Hays High School | Buda, TX
 
Lamar Democratic Socialists
Lamar University | Beaumont, TX
Contact: John Rutherford, 409/543-9620 (text only, please)
Email: lamaryds(a)gmail.com
 
North Texas DSA
Contacts: Kristian Hernandez, Deborah Beltran, & Tyler Davis
Email: dsantx(a)gmail.com
 
San Antonio DSA
Contact: Riley Metcalfe, 210/834-0567
Email: sanantoniodsa(a)gmail.com
 
St. Edward's University YDS
St. Edward's University | Austin, TX
 
University of Texas at Dallas Democratic Socialists
Contact: William Viloudaki
Wjv150030(a)utdallas.edu
 
YDS UTEP
University of Texas, El Paso | El Paso, TX
Email: ydsutep(a)gmail.com
 
YDS of Quest
Quest Early College High School | Humble, TX

UTAH

Salt Lake City DSA
Contact: Mariko Frame
Email: marikoframe(a)yahoo.com

VERMONT

Burlington DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Tatiana Bruno, 917/207-4538
Email: tatiana1382(a)gmail.com

VIRGINIA

In the DC Metro area? See the DC area chapter.
 
Charlottesville DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Lewis Savarese, 434/218-0598
Email: cvilledsa(a)gmail.com
 
Freedom High School YDS
Freedom High School | Chantilly, VA
Email: freedomyds(a)gmail.com
 
George Mason University YDS
George Mason University | Fairfax, VA
Email: gmuydsa(a)gmail.com
 
Richmond DSA
Contact: Austin Gonzalez, 804/251-0181
Email: dsarichmond(a)gmail.com
 
William & Mary YDS
College of William & Mary | Williamsburg, VA

WASHINGTON

Pacific Lutheran University YDS
Pacific Lutheran University | Tacoma, WA
Email: yds(a)plu.edu
 
Spokane DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Oscar Power, 509/209-0798
Email: oscarpower92(a)gmail.com
 
Seattle/Puget Sound DSA
Contact: Andrej Markovčič, 206/458-2349
Email: info(a)seattledsa.org
 
South Sound DSA 
Contacts: John Adams, 702/419-8537 & Diane Sandrowski
Emails: john.adams7(a)gmail.com, r3tronym(a)hotmail.com
 
Whatcom DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Chris Ritchie, 253/651-2659
Email: whatcomdsa(a)gmail.com

WEST VIRGINIA

Kanawha Valley DSA
Contact: Jack Deskins, 304/673-4321 
Email: jackdeskins(a)gmail.com
 
North Central West Virginia DSA
Contact: Jeff Ryan, 304/278-4207
Email: wvdsa(a)protonmail.com

WISCONSIN

Madison DSA
Contact: Marc Silberman
Email: silberman48(a)gmail.com
 
Milwaukee DSA
Contact: Derek Beyer, 414/690-6983
Email: milwaukeedsa(a)gmail.com
 
Twin Ports DSA
Email: dsa.duluth(a)gmail.com
 
UW-Madison YDS
University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI
 
UW-Stevens Point YDS
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point | Stevens Point, WI
 
 
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DSA Queer Socialists Conference Call

May 25, 2017
· 34 rsvps

Join DSA's Queer Socialists Working Group to discuss possible activities for the group and its proposed structure. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/7 pm MT/6 pm PT.

 

What Is DSA? Training Call

May 30, 2017
· 43 rsvps

If you're a new DSAer, have been on a new member call, but still have questions about DSA's core values/strategy/core work and how to express these ideas in an accessible way to the media, as well as to friends, family and others who might be interested in joining DSA, this call is for you. 

We will talk through the basics of DSA's political orientation and strategy for moving toward democratic socialism, and also have call participants practice discussing these issues with each other. By the end of the call you should feel much more comfortable thinking about and expressing what DSA does and what makes our organization/strategy unique. 8 pm ET; 7 pm CT; 6 pm MT; 5 pm PT. 70 minutes.

Film Discussion: Rosa [Luxemburg]

May 31, 2017
· 93 rsvps

Join DSA member Jason Schulman to discuss the film Rosa, directed by feminist filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta. View it here at no cost before the discussion. Marxist theorist and economist Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) played a key role in German socialist politics. Jason edited Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Legacy and has a chapter in Rosa Remix. 9 ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT.

Film Discussion: The Free State of Jones

June 11, 2017
· 26 rsvps

Join Victoria Bynum, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, Texas State University, San Marcos, to discuss The Free State of Jones. STX Entertainment bought the film rights to Bynum's book of the same title. She also served as a consultant and appears in a cameo scene. What was the Free State of Jones? During the Civil War, an armed band of deserters led by Newt Knight, a non-slaveholding white farmer, took to the swamps of southeastern Mississippi and battled against the Confederacy in an uprising popularly known as “The Free State of Jones.” Joining Newt in this rebellion was Rachel, a slave. From their relationship, there developed a controversial mixed-race community that endured long after the Civil War had ended. View the film here for $6 before the discussion. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Introduction to Democratic Socialism

June 13, 2017
· 9 rsvps

Join Bill Barclay, Chicago DSA co-chair, and Peg Strobel, National Political Committee and Feminist Working Group co-chair, on this webinar for an overview of what we in Democratic Socialists of America mean when we talk about "socialism," "capitalism" and the goals of the socialist movement. 9:30 PM ET; 8:30 PM CT; 7:30 PM MT; 6:30 PM PT.

  1. This webinar is free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have headphones (preferred) or speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Bill Barclay, chocolatehouse@sbcglobal.net.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 608-355-6568.

Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
· 7 rsvps

Join DSA members Eric Brasure and Brendan Hamill to discuss the British film Pride (2014). It’s 1984, British coal miners are on strike, and a group of gays and lesbians in London bring the queer community together to support the miners in their fight. Based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. The film is available for rent on YouTube, Amazon, and iTunes. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Film Discussion: Union Maids

September 24, 2017
· 5 rsvps

 

Join DSA member and labor historian Susan Hirsch in discussing Union Maids (1976). Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary follows three Chicago labor organizers (Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods) active beginning in the 1930s. The filmmakers were members of the New American Movement (a precursor of DSA), and the late Vicki Starr (aka Stella Nowicki) was a longtime member of Chicago DSA and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It’s available free on YouTube, though sound quality is poor. 8ET/7CT/6MT/5PT.