Current Campaigns

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 priorities of the organization as voted on by delegates to our national convention: 

Medicare for All

  • Health care is a huge segment of our economy and health care access is a deeply and widely felt need. In the capitalist system, you have to pay to get care or go without, and under a democratic socialist system, we would collectively provide care as a society. Medicare for all is a stepping stone towards that vision and our campaign is designed to build a working class base of people fighting for state and national power.

Strong Unions

  • Capitalism pits us against each other and workplaces are fundamentally authoritarian unless workers can self-organize and build collective power. This is why people build unions, and why employers undermine them. It is also why the capitalists as a class constantly work to undermine unions and promote narratives about unions that frame them as unnecessary, undemocratic or ineffective. We are forming a national project to fight back and build power in the economy, since outside of Wall Street, workplaces are the place where the owning class extract resources from the working class.

Electoral Power

  • Bernie Sanders launched a political revolution and we're continue to build it, supporting democratic socialist candidates running for local and state office. We're also grappling with how to build independent political power to hold candidates we elect, and others, accountable to their constituents rather than the donor class. 

 

Intro to Socialist Feminism

December 12, 2017
· 80 rsvps

Join DSA member Carolyn Byerly 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? One hour, 15 minutes. 9 pm ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.