DSA and YDS chapters organize around a variety of issues based on local priorities, especially labor solidarity and anti-austerity work. However, the national office provides resources and support for the main activist priority of the organization:
Drop Student Debt
- The Drop Student Debt campaign is for free higher education (and the more immediate short-term reforms which would make debt repayment more simple and fair for the 37 million student debt holders in the U.S.) DSA chapters work on the national campaign and many YDS chapters are fighting for tuition freezes and to protect education funding in state budgets.
DSA and YDS chapters can host a GET UP training on higher education and student debt and collect petition signatures to demand an executive order dramatically expanding the Income Based Repayment Program.
- Learn more about our Drop Student Debt campaign on the special campaign page.
To get involved, contact the national office to join our student debt action team.