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Birmingham DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Daniel Daughhetee, 205/690-0372 
Email: info(a)


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


Phoenix DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Taylor Cifuentez, 520/775-1864 
Email: Phxazdsa(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)
Fresno DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Josh Grant, 508/353-7252
Email: FresnoDSA(a)
Los Alamitos High School YDS
Email: ydslosal(a)
Long Beach DSA
Contact: Ashley Thomas, 804/372-5299 (804-DSA-LB99)
Email: DSAlongbeach(a)
Los Angeles County DSA
Orange County DSA
Contact: Richard Prince
Email: contact(a)
Sacramento DSA
Contact: Ian Lee
Email: dsasacramento(a) 
San Diego DSA
Contact: Virginia Franco, 619/287-5535
Email: dsasandiego(a)
San Francisco DSA
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
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)
Yale Democratic Socialists
Yale University | New Haven, CT


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


Central Iowa DSA
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)
Metro Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky DSA
Contact: James Albers
Email: dsacincy(a)
YDS University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY


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


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

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


Boston DSA
Contacts: Liz Henderson & Dafydd Harries
Email: chair(a)
Pioneer Valley DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Dave Lartigue, 413/455-0626
Email: pvdemsoc(a)
Worcester DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Nicholas Cuba, 508/578-5803
Email: nick.cuba(a)


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


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


Red River Valley DSA
Contact: Courtney Schaff, 701/404-7393
Email: rrvdsa(a)
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
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
Contact: Billy DeFrain, 402/770-9864
Email: billydefrain(a)
Omaha DSA
Contact: Tom Tilden, 402/350-5968
Email: tomtilden(a)


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


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


Central Jersey DSA
Contact: Christian Bowe and Russell Weiss-Irwin
Email: dsacnj(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
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 & Matt Hartman
Email: info(a)


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


Akron DSA
Contact: Dan Woods, 330/603-0185
Email: dbmwoods87(a)
Cleveland DSA
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-Northern Kentucky DSA
Contact: James Albers
Email: dsacincy(a)
Portage County DSA
Contact: John Hess, 440/381-9329
Email: john.hess440(a)
Ohio State YDS
Ohio State University | Columbus, OH
Email: ydsosu(a)


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


Eugene DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Jeff Postelwait, 541/632-3422
Email: DSAEugene(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
Steel Valley DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Carl Davidson, 724/419-4626
Email: carld717(a)


Providence DSA
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)
Middle Tennessee DSA
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
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
Contact: John Rutherford, 409/543-9620 (text only, please)
Email: lamaryds(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 DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Mariko Frame
Email: marikoframe(a)


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


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


Spokane 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: whatcomdsa(a)


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


Madison DSA
Contact: Marc Silberman
Email: silberman48(a)
Milwaukee DSA
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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Introduction to Socialist Feminism Call

April 30, 2017
· 82 rsvps

Join Philadelphia DSA veteran activist Michele Rossi to explore “socialist feminism.” How does it differ from other forms of feminism? How and when did it develop? What does it mean for our activism? 4-5:30pm ET, 3-4:30pm CT, 2-3:30pm MT, 1-2:30pm PT.

DSA Webinar: Talking About Socialism

May 02, 2017
· 47 rsvps

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

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

This training is at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central, 7:00pm Mountain, 6:00pm Pacific, 5:00pm Alaska, and 3:00pm Hawaii Time. Please RSVP.


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

Training Details

  • This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA's webinar or from other sources.
  • If you have a computer with microphone, speakers and good internet access, you can join via internet for free.
  • If you have questions, contact Theresa Alt <> 607-280-7649.
  • If you have very technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt <> 608-335-6568.
  • Participation requires that you register at least 45 hours in advance, by midnight Sunday.


Film Discussion: The Free State of Jones

June 11, 2017
· 19 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.