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 Organizing Committee
Contact: Daniel Daughhetee, 205/690-03726 
Email: info(a)bhamdsa.org

ALASKA

Anchorage DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Timothy Higginbotham, 907/727-0556 
Email: anchoragedsa(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
 
Los Alamitos High School YDS
Email: ydslosal(a)gmail.com
 
Long Beach DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Ashley Thomas, 804/372-5299 (804-DSA-LB99)
Email: DSAlongbeach(a)gmail.com
 
Los Angeles County DSA
Email: democraticsocialistsla@gmail.com
 
Orange County DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Richard Prince
Email: contact(a)ocdsa.org
 
Sacramento DSA
Contact: Ian Lee
Email: ianjolie(a)gmail.com 
 
San Diego DSA
Contact: Virginia Franco, 619/287-5535
Email: dsasandiego(a)cox.net
 
San Francisco DSA Organizing Committee
Email: dsa.san.francisco(a)gmail.com
 
South San Francisco Bay Region DSA
Contacts: Thomas Wells
Email: southsfbaydsa(a)riseup.net
 
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

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
 
East Haven HS YDS
East Haven High School | East Haven, CT
 
Yale Democratic Socialists
Yale University | New Haven, CT

COLORADO

Boulder DSA
Contact: Dave Anderson, 303/449-2511
Email: danderson569(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
 
South Florida DSA Organizing Committee
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

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
 
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

Des Moines DSA Organizing Committee
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
 
YDS University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY

LOUISIANA

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

MARYLAND

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

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

MASSACHUSETTS

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

MAINE

Southern Maine DSA Organizing Committee
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
 
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

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

NEVADA

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

NEW JERSEY

Central Jersey DSA
Contact: Sara Ali 302/222-8865, and Russell Weiss-Irwin, 781/866-1418
Email: sarasoad94(a)gmail.com, russ.weissirwin(a)gmail.com
 
North New Jersey DSA
Email: northjerseydsa(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 Organizing Committee
Contact: Casey J Chapman, 518/469-3552
Email: dsaalbany(a)gmail.com
 
Buffalo DSA
Email: buffalodsa(a)gmail.com
Website | Facebook | Twitter
 
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
Contact: Walter Rackley, 704/954-8117
Email: info(a)charlottedsa.org
 
Piedmont DSA (including the Triangle and the Triad)
Contact: Amber Mathwig
Email: info(a)dsanc.org
 

OHIO

Akron DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Dan Woods, 330/603-0185
Email: dbmwoods87(a)gmail.com
 
Cleveland DSA Organizing Committee
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 DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: James Albers
Email: dsacincy(a)gmail.com
 
Portage County DSA Organizing Committee
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 Organizing Committee
Phone: 405/215-9163
Email: okc.dsa.usa(a)gmail.com
 
Tulsa DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Kyle Gordinier, 918/805-5859
Email: kyle.gordinier(a)gmail.com

OREGON

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

PENNSYLVANIA

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

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

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
 
Nashville DSA Organizing Committee
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 Organizing Committee
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
 
Lamar Democratic Socialists
Lamar University | Beaumont, TX
Email: youngdemocraticsocialists(a)live.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
 
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

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

VIRGINIA

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

WASHINGTON

Eastern Washington 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: chrisaritchie(a)gmail.com

WEST VIRGINIA

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

WISCONSIN

Madison DSA
Contact: Marc Silberman
Email: silberman48(a)gmail.com
 
Milwaukee DSA Organizing Committee
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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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, peg.strobel@sbcglobal.net.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 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, schwartzjoem@gmail.com.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 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.