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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Upcoming Events

DSA Webinar: Talking About Socialism

February 07, 2015 · 33 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

Practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table for Bernie Sanders.

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

This training is at 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, noon Pacific, 11:00am Alaska, and 10:00am Hawaii Time. Please RSVP.

Instructor:

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

In Talking About Socialism you will learn to:

• Have a concise explanation of what DSA does, for your next DSA table, event or coalition meeting.

• Have a quick response ready to go next time someone asks you about democratic socialism.

• Create your own elevator pitch about democratic socialism and DSA.

• Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism.

• Think through the most important ideas you want to convey about democratic socialism. 

Training Details:

• Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.

• If you have a computer with microphone, speakers and good internet access, you can join via internet for free.

• Or, you can follow the webinar visuals by internet but get sound via phone conference call, which may mean long distance charges.

• Or, you can request the slides in advance and listen via phone.

• You can participate in every workshop, since each one builds on the previous ones, or just attend once in a while.

• Workshops will generally be on first or second Saturdays of each month.

• This training is at 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, noon Pacific, 11:00am Alaska, and 10:00am Hawaii Time.

• Participation requires that you register at least 36 hours in advance.

 

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