Why Build a Democratic Socialist Organization?
Red-baiting is the battering ram that corporate America wields when even the smallest democratic reforms threaten its power. Too often, even progressives distance themselves for fear of being squashed. To erode that power and build toward a truly just economy and society, we build a visible socialist presence within grassroots democratic movements and with a credible socialist voice in policy debates.
Over the last two years, we have continued renewing and revitalizing our organization to meet the challenge of making the socialist tradition relevant to the twenty-first century United States. We have grown our membership, and new DSA locals and YDS chapters have organized.
But we have much more work to do. Our message has never been more important.
Attend the convention to:
David Bacon - Immigration writer and photojournalist for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, and others.
Clayborne Carson - Professor of history at Stanford University and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute.
Steve Early - Author of The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor and Embedded With Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home.
Angie Fa - Recruiter for the National Nurses United and California Nurses Association, Asian American Studies teacher, former member of the San Francisco School Board and former Chair of the DSA Youth Section.
Tom Hayden - Former California state senator and one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society.
José La Luz – DSA vice chair and veteran trade unionist, worker educator and human rights activist.
Redistribute to help DSA youth, student, and low income members attend the national convention! The economy is worse than ever for young people and the unemployed, and your support can make all the difference in building the future of our movement.
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