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Birmingham DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Daniel Daughhetee, 205/690-03726 
Email: info(a)


Anchorage DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Timothy Higginbotham, 907/727-0556 
Email: anchoragedsa(a)


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


CA Statewide: Facebook Group
East Bay DSA
Contact: Ben Fife
Email: info(a)
Los Alamitos High School YDS
Email: ydslosal(a)
Long Beach DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Ashley Thomas, 804/372-5299 (804-DSA-LB99)
Email: DSAlongbeach(a)
Los Angeles County DSA
Orange County DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Richard Prince
Email: contact(a)
Sacramento DSA
Contact: Ian Lee
Email: ianjolie(a) 
San Diego DSA
Contact: Virginia Franco, 619/287-5535
Email: dsasandiego(a)
San Francisco DSA Organizing Committee
Email: dsa.san.francisco(a)
South San Francisco Bay Region DSA
Contacts: Thomas Wells
Email: southsfbaydsa(a)
University of Southern California YDS | Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California - Channel Islands YDS | Camarillo, CA
YDS Cal Tech
California Institute of Technology | Pasadena, CA
Santa Barbara YDS
University of California & City College | Santa Barbara, CA


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


Boulder DSA
Contact: Dave Anderson, 303/449-2511
Email: danderson569(a)


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


Central Florida DSA Organizing Committee
Contact(s): Rachel Ochs, 352/789-0445
Email: centralfldsa(a)
Jacksonville DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: David Jones, 904/580-3738
Email: jacksonvilledsa(a)
Orlando DSA
Contact: Adam Whitmer, 407/785-6360
Email: dsaoforlando(a)
South Florida DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Bean Blackett, 786/565-8446
Email: southfloridadsa(a)
Tallahassee DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Nicole Soza, 850/629-9741
Email: tallahasseedsa(a)
Tampa DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Kara Malin, 813/575-0524
Email: dsa.tampa(a)


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


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


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


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


Des Moines DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Evan Burger, 515/203-5328
Email: burger.evan(a)
Dubuque County DSA
Contact: Christopher Lammer-Heindel, 641/781-9207
Email: cheindel(a)
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)


Wichita DSA
Contact: Ellise Hauth
Email: wichitadsa(a)


Louisville DSA
Contact: Chris Caragianis, 502/407-7076
Email: chriscaragianis(a)
YDS University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY


New Orleans DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Joshua Lewis, 504/313-2069
Email: neworleansdsa(a)


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

Baltimore DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Jonathan Phipps, 240/319-3964
Email: baltimoredsa(a) 


Boston DSA
Contact: Mike Pattberg, 617/782-8787
Email: chair(a)
Pioneer Valley DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Dave Lartigue, 413/455-0626
Email: pvdemsoc(a)


Southern Maine DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Mikayla Damon
Email: DSA.PortlandMaine(a)


Detroit DSA
Contact: David Green, H: 248/855-3169, P: 313/328-1274 
Email: dsagreen(a)
Lansing DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Daniel Sadowsky, 989/372-0101 
Email: lansingdsa(a)
Michigan State YDS
Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI


Twin Ports DSA
Email: dsa.duluth(a)
Twin Cities DSA
Contact: Kim William Jones, 641/525-0434
Email: kwj2054(a)
YDS University of Minnesota
University of  Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN


University of Southern Mississippi YDS
Contact: Gabe Uitvlugt


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


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


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


Las Vegas DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Keenan Korth, 702/608-3293
Email: lasvegasdsa(a)


Central Jersey DSA
Contact: Sara Ali 302/222-8865, and Russell Weiss-Irwin, 781/866-1418
Email: sarasoad94(a), russ.weissirwin(a)
North New Jersey DSA
Email: northjerseydsa(a)
Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton
Princeton University | Princeton, NJ
Young Democratic Socialists of WPUNJ
William Paterson University | Wayne, NJ


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


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


Asheville DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Michael Hernandez Cruz, 503/717-3240
Email: dsa.asheville(a)
Charlotte DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Walter Rackley, 704/954-8117
Email: info(a)
Piedmont DSA (including the Triangle and the Triad)
Contact: Amber Mathwig
Email: info(a)


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


Oklahoma City DSA Organizing Committee
Phone: 405/215-9163
Email: okc.dsa.usa(a)
Tulsa DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Kyle Gordinier, 918/805-5859
Email: kyle.gordinier(a)


Portland DSA
Contact: Ned Burke
Email: dsaportlandoregon(a)
University of Oregon at Eugene YDS


Philly DSA
Contact: Adam Goldman, 267/320-7861 & Natalie Midiri, 609/238-4209
Email: phillydsa(a)
Pittsburgh DSA Organizing Committee
Contacts: Dan Hanson, Dan Moraff, David Schlitt
Email: info(a)
Penn State YDS
Penn State University | State College, PA


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


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


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


TX Statewide: Facebook Group
Austin DSA 
Contact: Danny Fetonte, 512/468-7218
Email: dfetonte(a)
Brazos Valley DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Scott Nelson, 979/436-3631
Email: brazosvalleydsa(a)
El Chuco del Norte (El Paso) DSA
Contact: Ashley Rodriquez, 915/613-7478
Email: ChucoDSA(a)
Houston DSA
Contact: Amy Zachmeyer, 979/450-2698
Email: houstontxdsa(a)
Lamar Democratic Socialists
Lamar University | Beaumont, TX
Email: youngdemocraticsocialists(a)
North Texas DSA
Contacts: Kristian Hernandez, Deborah Beltran, & Tyler Davis
Email: dsantx(a)
San Antonio DSA
Contact: Riley Metcalfe, 210/834-0567
Email: sanantoniodsa(a)
University of Texas at Dallas Democratic Socialists
Contact: William Viloudaki
University of Texas, El Paso | El Paso, TX
Email: ydsutep(a)
YDS of Quest
Quest Early College High School | Humble, TX


Utah Organizing Committee
Contact: Mariko Frame
Email: marikoframe(a)


In the DC Metro area? See the DC area chapter.
Freedom High School YDS
Freedom High School | Chantilly, VA
Email: freedomyds(a)
Richmond DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Austin Gonzalez, 804/251-0181
Email: dsarichmond(a)
William & Mary YDS
College of William & Mary | Williamsburg, VA


Eastern Washington DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Oscar Power, 509/209-0798
Email: oscarpower92(a)
Seattle/Puget Sound DSA
Contact: Andrej Markovčič, 206/458-2349
Email: info(a)
South Sound DSA 
Contacts: John Adams, 702/419-8537 & Diane Sandrowski
Emails: john.adams7(a), r3tronym(a)
Whatcom DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Chris Ritchie, 253/651-2659
Email: chrisaritchie(a)


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


Madison DSA
Contact: Marc Silberman
Email: silberman48(a)
Milwaukee DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Derek Beyer, 414/690-6983
Email: milwaukeedsa(a)
Twin Ports DSA
Email: dsa.duluth(a)
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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LGBT Activism: A Brief History with Thoughts about the Future

April 01, 2017
· 66 rsvps

Historian John D'Emilio's presentation will do 3 things: Provide a brief explanation of how sexual and gender identities have emerged; provide an overview of the progression of LGBT activism since its origins in the 1950s, highlighting key moments of change; and, finally, suggest what issues, from a democratic socialist perspective, deserve prioritizing now. John co-authored Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, which was quoted by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that ruled state sodomy laws unconstitutional. 1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am 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 Peg Strobel,
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt,, 608-355-6568.

Film Discussion: Documentaries of People's History in Texas

April 02, 2017
· 30 rsvps

Join DSA members Glenn Scott and Richard Croxdale to discuss videos produced by People’s History in Texas (PHIT), a project that brings to life the stories of ordinary people in significant socio-political movements in Texas. They will discuss The Rag, their newest documentary, which tells the story of an influential underground paper based in Austin, Texas, from 1966-77. Click here to view Part I (the early years as an all-volunteer paper covering the student, anti-Vietnam and Civil Rights movements), Part II (the impact of Women’s Liberation on the paper) and Part III (building community: covering local politics, nukes, co-ops, feminist institutions). But also check out the video on the Stand-Ins about a group of university students who led a movement to desegregate Austin’s movie theaters in 1961. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT. Here's a blog post about PHIT.

Introduction to Democratic Socialism

April 04, 2017
· 80 rsvps

Join Rahel Biru, NYC DSA co-chair, and Joseph Schwartz, DSA Vice-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 PM ET; 8 PM CT; 7 PM MT; 6 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 Joseph Schwartz,
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt,, 608-355-6568.

What Is DSA? Training Call

April 05, 2017
· 7 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.

Feminist Working Group

April 12, 2017
· 27 rsvps

People of all genders are welcome to join this call to discuss DSA's work on women's and LGBTQ issues, especially in light of the new political reality that we face after the elections.  9 pm ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.

DSA New Member Orientation Call

April 16, 2017
· 16 rsvps

You've joined DSA - Great. Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision.  And, most importantly, how you can become involved.  8 pm ET; 7 pm CT; 6 pm MT; 5 pm PT.

Film Discussion: The Free State of Jones

June 11, 2017
· 10 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.