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 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.

 


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YES!! These three campaigns are things I can get COMPLETELY behind!! I am really enjoying discovering this site, and what is available here.

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DSA Webinar: Building Healthy Diverse Chapters (7pm Eastern)

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We all want our chapters to be diverse and attractive, but how do we get there?

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

NOTE: This training is at 7:00pm Eastern. The same training takes place later at 9:00pm Eastern. Please RSVP for the webinar that works best for your schedule.

Instructors:

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

In Building a Healthy Chapter you will learn how to:

  • Get new people to come back after their first or second meeting.
  • Develop a healthy culture in your group that is both professional and fun.
  • Examine assumptions about people different from yourself so you can create a space that is accessible to all ages, colors, genders and gender identities, backgrounds, etc.
  • Avoid being dominated by one or two people, who are either cranky, or cliquey, or just talk too much.
  • Take specific steps that will make your chapter's culture more professional, friendly, effective, and welcoming to new people.

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  • Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  • Workshops will be via free webinar, so you need a computer with internet access. Or, you can request the slides as a PDF in advance and listen via phone conference call.
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  • Workshops will generally be the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Daylight Time and repeated at 9:00-10:30pm Eastern Time.
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