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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ALASKA

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

CALIFORNIA

CA Statewide: Facebook Group
 
East Bay DSA
Karl Knobler, 510/524-3247
Email: info(a)dsaeastbay.org
 
Los Alamitos High School YDS
Email: ydslosal(a)gmail.com
 
Los Angeles County DSA
Contact: Carol Newton, 323/496-6604
Email: carolnewtn(a)gmail.com
 
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, thoughtboy925(a)yahoo.com
Gwen Chiaramonte, gwenwestphal(a)msn.com
Louis Chiaramonte, beyondleftandright(a)outlook.com
 
University of Southern California YDS | Los Angeles, CA

CONNECTICUT

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

FLORIDA

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

ILLINOIS

Chicago DSA
Contact: Chicago DSA Office, 773/384-0327
Email: chiildsa(a)chicagodsa.org
 
West Suburban IL DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Samantha Miemczewski
Email: copper57(a)protonmail.ch

INDIANA

Central Indiana DSA
Contact: Brad Lorton, 317/919-4622
Email: central.indiana.dsa(a)aol.com

IOWA

Des Moines DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Evan Burger, 515/203-5328
Email: burger.evan(a)gmail.com
 
Dubuque County DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Christopher Lammer-Heindel, 641/781-9207
Email: cheindel(a)gmail.com
 
YDS - The "S"Word at ISU
Iowa State University | Ames, IA

KANSAS

Wichita DSA
Contact: Ellise Hauth
Email: wichitadsa(a)gmail.com
 

KENTUCKY

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

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
 

MAINE

Southern Maine DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Bob Murray, 207/838-0964
Email: bobmur(a)gwi.net
 

MICHIGAN

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

NEW MEXICO

Santa Fe DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Ken Baumann, 818/749-0448
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
 
Rochester DSA Organizing Committee
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
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Piedmont DSA 
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: dsacleinternal(a)gmail.com
 
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, 513/746-5128
Email: jalbers(a)earthlink.net
 
Portage County DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: John Hess, 440/381-9329
Email: john.hess440(a)gmail.com
 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City DSA OC
Phone: 405/215-9163
Email: okc.dsa.usa(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, danielphanson12(a)gmail.com
Dan Moraff, daniel.moraff(a)gmail.com
David Schlitt, davidmschlitt(a)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

Chattanooga DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Geoffrey Meldahl, 508/280-7922
Email: gmeldahl(a)gmail.com
 
Memphis DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Jim Maynard, 901/619-2679
Email: memphisdsa(a)earthlink.net
 
Knoxville DSA 
Contact: Travis Donoho, 512/922-7805
Email: travisdonoho897(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 & Allison Behr
Email: dfetonte(a)dsaaustin.org & abehr(a)dsaaustin.org
 
Brazos Valley Organizing Committee
Contact: Scott Nelson, 979/436-3631
Email: brazosvalleydsa(a)gmail.com
 
El Chuco del Norte (El Paso) Organizing Committee
Contact: Ashley Rodriquez, 915/613-7478
Email: ChucoDSA(a)gmail.com
 
Houston DSA Organizing Committee
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 Organizing Committee
Contacts: Deborah Beltran d.beltran.northtxdsa(a)gmail.com
John Elwell john.dsantx(a)gmail.com
Caleb White, caleb.dsantx(a)gmail.com
 
San Antonio DSA Organizing Committee
Contact: Riley Metcalfe, 210/834-0567
Email: sanantoniodsa(a)gmail.com
 
University of Texas at Dallas Democratic Socialists
Contact: Nicholas St. John
nas130030(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: Charles W. Nuckolls, 801/850-8842
Email: charles_nuckolls(a)byu.edu

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

WASHINGTON

Seattle/Puget Sound DSA
Contact: Bill Yates, 206/458-2349
Email: seattledsa(a)gmail.com
 
South Sound DSA 
Contact: John Adams 702/419-8537
Email: john.adams7(a)gmail.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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Film Discussion: The Price We Pay

January 30, 2017
· 45 rsvps
The Price We Pay blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance — the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, tax havens - and what we need to do to stop this.  DSA member Bill Barclay, who has a cameo role in the film, will facilitate the discussion. Watch the film prior to the discussion.

Full film available on Vimeo.

How to Plug in New Members

February 01, 2017
· 14 rsvps

Is your DSA chapter growing quickly and you're trying desperately to find ways to plug new members into your chapter's work? Never fear! On this conference call an experienced DSA organizer will go over the basics of new member outreach and developing a plan for plugging new members into your chapter's work. Most of the call will be devoted to troubleshooting specific issues you're facing, so please brainstorm some issues beforehand that you want to bring up on the call.  8 PM ET; 7 PM CT; 7 PM MT; 7 PM PT.

Film Discussion: Salt of the Earth

February 05, 2017
· 9 rsvps

Join DSA members Shelby Murphy and Deborah Rosenfelt in discussing Salt of the Earth, a captivating film made in 1954 by blacklisted writers and actors about a strike at a New Mexico zinc mine. Well before the resurgence of feminism in the 1960s, these filmmakers were exploring gender inequality and solidarity. Available on Netflix.

Shelby Murphy is a Latina from Texas and former Young Democratic Socialists co-chair. Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, Deborah Rosenfelt researched the making of the film and its aftermath for the reissued screenplay. Here is her blogpost about the film.

 

Film Discussion: Documentaries of People's History in Texas

April 02, 2017
· 4 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.

Film Discussion: Rosa [Luxemburg]

May 31, 2017
· 8 rsvps

Join DSA member Jason Schulman to discuss the film Rosa, directed by feminist filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta. View it here at no cost before the discussion. Marxist theorist and economist Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) played a key role in German socialist politics. Jason edited Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Legacy and has a chapter in Rosa Remix.

Film Discussion: The Free State of Jones

June 11, 2017
· 4 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.