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


CA Statewide: Facebook Group
East Bay DSA
Karl Knobler, 510/524-3247
Email: info(a)
South Bay (San Francisco) DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Thomas Wells, 415-935-9132
Email: thoughtboy925(a)
Los Angeles County DSA
Contact: Carol Newton, 323/496-6604
Email: carolnewtn(a)
Sacramento DSA
Contact: Andee Sunderland & Michael Israel
Email: & mike89(a)
San Diego DSA
Contact: Virginia Franco, 619/287-5535
Email: dsasandiego(a)


Wesleyan University YDS
Wesleyan University | Middletown, CT
East Haven HS YDS
East Haven High School | East 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)


Central Florida DSA OC
Contact(s): Rachel Ochs, 352/789-0445 & Rebecca Ryan, 561/350-5168
Email: centralfldsa(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)


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


Central Indiana DSA
Contact: Brad Lorton, 317/919-4622


YDS - The "S"Word at ISU
Iowa State University | Ames, IA


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


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


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


University of Southern Mississippi YDS
Contact: Gabe Uitvlugt


Piedmont DSA
Contact: Neil Ashton
Email: info(a)


Central Jersey DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Sara Ali 302/222-8865, and Russell Weiss-Irwin, 781/866-1418
Email: sarasoad94 (a), russ.weissirwin (a)
N. New Jersey DSA
Contact: Stanley Sheats, 973/742-3762, W: 973/523-2900x419
Email: ssheats(a)
Young Democratic Socialists of WPUNJ
William Paterson University | Wayne, NJ


Buffalo DSA
Email: buffalodsa(a)
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Ithaca DSA
Contact: Theresa Alt, 607/273-3009
Email: talt(a)
New York City DSA
Contact: DSA National, 212/727-8610
Email: nycdsa(a)
Rochester DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Karen Vitale
Email: RochesterDSA(a)
Young Democratic Socialists of Port Washington
Schreiber High School | Port Washington, NY
Email: socialistpw(a)


Cleveland DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: David Brinovec
Phone: 216/815-5372
Email: dsacleinternal(a)
Columbus DSA
Contact: Simone Morgen, 614/288-5738
Email: smorgen(a)
Case Western Reserve Young Democratic Socialists
Contact: Kate Bush
Email: keb85(a)


Oklahoma City DSA OC
Phone: 405/215-9163
Email: okc.dsa.usa(a)


Portland DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Ned Burke
Email: ned_burke(a)


Philly DSA
Contact: Adam Goldman, 267/320-7861 & Natalie Midiri, 609/238-4209
Email: phillydsa(a)


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


Memphis DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Jim Maynard, 901/619-2679
Email: memphisdsa(a)
Knoxville DSA 
Contact: Travis Donoho, 512/922-7805
Email: travisdonoho897(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 & Allison Behr
Email: dfetonte(a) & abehr(a)
El Chuco del Norte (El Paso) Organizing Committee
Contact: Ashley Rodriquez, 915/613-7478
Email: ChucoDSA(a)
Houston DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Amy Zachmeyer, 979/450-2698
Email: houstontxdsa(a)
Lamar Democratic Socialists
Lamar University | Beaumont, TX
Email: youngdemocraticsocialists(a)
North Texas Organizing Committee
Contacts: Deborah Beltran d.beltran.northtxdsa (a)
John Elwell john.dsantx (a)
Caleb White, caleb.dsantx (a)
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: Charles W. Nuckolls, 801/850-8842
Email: charles_nuckolls(a)


In the DC Metro area? See the DC area chapter.
Freedom High School YDS
Freedom High School | Chantilly, VA
Email: freedomyds(a)


Seattle DSA/Puget Sound Organizing Committee
Contact: Bill Yates, 206/458-2349
Email: seattledsa(a)
South Sound DSA 
Contact: John Adams 702/419-8537


Madison DSA
Contact: Marc Silberman
Email: silberman48(a)
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Starting a Local Chapter from Scratch (9pm Eastern)

October 04, 2016 · 7 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

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

In Starting a Local Chapter 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.

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


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

Training Details:

  1. Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have preferably headphones or else speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Theresa Alt 607-280-7649.
  5. If you have very technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt 608-355-6568.
  6. You can participate in every webinar or just attend once in a while.
  7. Workshops will generally be on weekends or evenings.
  8. Participation requires that you register at least 45 hours in advance -- by midnight Sunday for Tuesday's webinar.

NOTE: This training is scheduled for 9:00pm Eastern Time (8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific, 5pm Alaska, 3 pm Hawaii).


DSA New Member Orientation Call

October 19, 2016 · 17 rsvps
DSA New Member Orientation

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.