Chapters

A list of our city, community and campus chapters. To start a chapter in your city or town, email us at info(a)dsausa.org or yds(a)ydsusa.org for your campus.
 
Directory of DSA chapters, organizing committees, and YDS campus chapters.
 
ALAKAR | CA | CO | DC | GA | IL | IN | KS | KY | MA | MD | MI | MN | MO | NJ | NY | OH | ORPA | RI | TN | TX | VAWA | WI

ALABAMA

Tuscaloosa DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Douglas Williams, 763/670-6877
Email: drwilliams7@crimson.ua.edu

ALASKA

Alaska DSA
Contact: Richard Farris, 907/699-9170
E-mail: rtfarris_99708(a)yahoo.com

ARKANSAS

Little Rock DSA Organizing Committee 
Contact: Corey Spangler, 501/920-7737
Email: dsaarkansas(a)gmail.com
 
Little Rock Central High School Young Socialists (LRCHYS)
Little Rock Central High School | Little Rock, AR

CALIFORNIA

CA Statewide: Facebook Group
 
Davis Democratic Socialists (DDS)
University of California, Davis | Davis, CA
 
East Bay DSA
Karl Knobler, 510/524-3247
Email: karl.knobler(a)gmail.com
 
Los Angeles County DSA
Contact: Carol Newton, 323/496-6604
Email: carolnewtn(a)gmail.com
 
Sacramento DSA
Contact: Andee Sunderland & Michael Israel
Email: staring.blue(a)gmail.com & mike89(a)hotmail.com
  
Sacramento City College YDS (via Sacramento DSA)
Sacramento City College | Sacramento, CA
Email: dsasacramento@gmail.com
 
San Diego DSA
Contact: Virginia Franco, 619/287-5535
Email: dsasandiego(a)cox.net
 
Ventura College YDS
Ventura College | Ventura, CA

COLORADO

Colorado DSA
Contact: Dave Anderson, 303/449-2511
Email: danderson569(a)gmail.com
 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Metro DC DSA
Contact: Bill Mosley, 202/360-5414 
Email: billmosley(a)comcast.net

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@gmail.com
 
Young Democratic Socialists at Georgia State University
Georgia State University | Atlanta, GA

ILLINOIS

Chicago DSA
Contact: Chicago DSA Office, 773/384-0327
Email: chiildsa(a)chicagodsa.org

INDIANA

Central Indiana DSA
Contact: Brad Lorton, 317/919-4622
Email: h9socialist(a)gmail.com

KANSAS

Wichita DSA
Contact: Rannfrid Thelle, 316/516-5017
Email: wichitadsa(a)gmail.com

KENTUCKY

Lindsey Wilson Young Democratic Socialists (LWC-YDS)
Lindsey Wilson College | Columbia, KY
Email: lwc.demsocialist@gmail.com

MARYLAND

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston DSA
Contact: Mike Pattberg, 617-982-3033
Email: chair@dsaboston.org

MICHIGAN

Detroit DSA
Contact: David Green, H: 248/855-3169, P: 313/328-1274 
Email: dsagreen(a)aol.com

MINNESOTA

Twin Cities DSA
Contact: Kim William Jones, 641/525-0434
Email: kwj2054(a)gmail.com

MISSOURI

Mizzou Young Democratic Socialists
University of Missouri, Columbia | Columbia, MO

NEW JERSEY

N. New Jersey DSA
Contact: Stanley Sheats, 973/742-3762, W: 973/523-2900x419
Email: ssheats(a)lsnj.org
 
Young Democratic Socialists of WPUNJ
William Paterson University | Wayne, NJ

NEW YORK

New York City DSA
Contact: DSA National, 212/727-8610
Email: nycdsa@gmail.com
 
Ithaca DSA
Contact: Theresa Alt, 607/273-3009
Email: talt(a)igc.org
 
Hamilton Democratic Socialists
Hamilton College | Clinton, NY
Email: hds@hamilton.edu
 
CCNY YDS
City College of New York | New York, NY
Email: ccnyyds@gmail.com
 
Young Democratic Socialists of Hunter College
Hunter College | New York, NY
Email: dsa.hunterchapter@gmail.com
 
St. John's Democratic Socialists
St. John's University | Queens, NY
Email: stjohnsdsa@gmail.com
 
YDS Allendale Columbia School
Allendale Columbia School | Rochester, NY
 
Young Democratic Socialists of Brighton
Brighton High School | Rochester, NY

OHIO

Columbus DSA
Contact: Simone Morgen, 614/288-5738
Email: smorgen(a)juno.com
 
YDS Antwerp High
Antwerp Local High School | Antwerp, OH

OREGON

Portland DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Todd Mayberry, 503/341-6514
Email: toddwilliammayberry@gmail.com
Contact: Rick Bellivieu, 503/969-3156
Email: rick.belliveau@gmail.com
 

PENNSYLVANIA

Philly DSA
Contact: Elizabeth Henderson, 609/519-1811
Email: phillydsa(a)gmail.com
 
Young Democratic Socialists - Northampton Community College
Northampton Community College | Bethlehem, PA
Email: ydsoflv@gmail.com

RHODE ISLAND

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

TENNESSEE

Democratic Socialists of Dobyns-Bennett
Dobyns-Bennett High School | Kingsport, TN
 
Memphis DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Jim Maynard, 901/619-2679
Email: memphisdsa(a)earthlink.net
 
Sewanee Young Democratic Socialists (SYDS)
Sewanee: University of the South | Sewanee, TN
Email: SewaneeYDS@gmail.com

TEXAS

TX Statewide: Facebook Group
 
Austin DSA 
Contact: Danny Fetonte, 512/468-7218 & Alice Embree
Email: dfetonte(a)dsaaustin.org & aembree(a)dsaaustin.org
 
Houston DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Kenneth Jones, 832-654-1779
Email: houstonsocialists(a)gmail.com
 
Lamar Democratic Socialists
Lamar University | Beaumont, TX
Email: youngdemocraticsocialists@live.com
 
Y.D.S. UTEP
University of Texas, El Paso | El Paso, TX
Email: ydsutep@gmail.com

VIRGINIA

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

WASHINGTON

Seattle DSA/Puget Sound Organizing Committee
Contact: Bill Yates, 206/458-2349
Email: seattledsa(a)gmail.com

WISCONSIN

Madison DSA
Contact: Marc Silberman
Email: silberman48(a)gmail.com
 
Start your own chapter: info(a)dsausa.org

Upcoming Events

DSA Webinar: Starting a Local Chapter from Scratch

May 09, 2015 · 8 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

So you are now a member of DSA, but there is no local where you live. You are thinking of starting a local chapter, but you're not quite sure how to do it.

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). Please RSVP.

Instructor:

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

In Starting a Local from Scratch you will learn:

  • how other locals got started in recent years
  • how to find out who is already a member
  • the importance of a comrade
  • how to recruit new members
  • the importance of a mentor
  • how to become a recognized organizing committee
  • how to become a chartered local
  • what works best to bring new people in

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.
  • If you think you can't do it by computer, contact Theresa Alt talt@igc.org.
  • 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 a Saturday each month from 3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time.
  • Participation requires that you register at least 36 hours in advance.
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