Leadership Positions & Opportunities



Democratic Socialists of America is proudly grassroots funded and member-run. Our members play a critical role in the leadership and growth of our organization by participating in elected and skill-based or interest-based volunteer positions.
National Political Committee, 2017-2019
DSA's primary political leadership is the National Political Committee (NPC), a 16-person body which functions as the board of directors of DSA and is elected every two years by the delegates to DSA's National Convention. The NPC elects five of its members to serve on the Steering Committee (SC)
The YDSA Co-Chairs also serve the NPC and SC, but are elected by YDSA members. One NPC spot is remains empty because of a resignation. 
 Learn more about the duties of the NPC. The YDSA Co-Chairs salos Currently one spot is empty
Ravi Ahmad, New York City
Theresa Alt (Secretary-Treasurer), Ithaca
Dele Balogun, Chicago
Christian Bowe, Central New Jersey
Allie Cohn, Knoxville
Leslie Driskill, Oklahoma City
Zac Echola, Red River Valley
Jeremy Gong, East Bay
Catherine Hoffman, Detroit
Elizabeth Mahony, New York City
Chris Maisano, New York City
Natalie Midiri, Philadelphia
Christine Riddiough, Washington, DC
Joseph Schwartz, Philadelphia
R.L. Stephens, Houston
Ajmal Alami, YDSA Co-Chair
Michelle Fisher, YDSA Co-Chair

 NPC Steering Committee members are listed below  |   sc(a)dsausa.org

Zac Echola
Jeremy Gong
Natalie Midiri
Chris Riddiough
Joseph Schwartz
Ajmal Alami
Michelle Fisher

The following staff serve as ex-officio members of the Steering Committee: Maria Svart, David Duhalde, Ryan Mosgrove, and Hannah Allison.

Democratic Left Magazine   |   dlmagazine(a)dsausa.org
Maxine Phillips, Editor
Democratic Left Blog Editorial Committee (#DemocraticLeftDSA)   |   dlblog(a)dsausa.org
Duane Campbell, Editor
Simone Morgen, Editor
Barbara Joye, Editor
Jack Suria Linares, Editor
Mark Alper, Editor
Peg Strobel, Advisory
Herb Shore, Production
Talking Union Blog Editorial Committee   |    talkingunion(a)dsausa.org
Duane Campbell
Paul Garver
The Activist Blog (#TheActivistYDS)   |   yds(a)dsausa.org
Visual Design   |   visualdesign(a)dsausa.org
Dustin Guastella, Visual Design Coordinator
Andy Pressman
Social Media
Catherine Hoffman
Brandon Rey Ramirez
Online Organizing
Hope Adair, Local Chapter and Organizing Committee Support
DSA Staff
Maria Svart, National Director   
David Duhalde, Deputy Director   
Eileen Casterline, Database Manager   
Fatou Camara, Financial Manager   
Claudia Cahill, Grassroots Organizer   
Lisa Flores, Administrative Coordinator  
Lawrence Dreyfuss, Administrative Assistant  
Ryan Mosgrove, Campus Organizer
Hannah Allison, National Traveling Organizer  
General Inquiries: info(a)dsausa.org
Membership Inquiries: membership(a)dsausa.org
Volunteer Opportunities: volunteer(a)dsausa.org




Interested in a leadership position? In addition to looking for local chapter founders, we are always looking for members to get more involved in DSA. Click here to read more about ways to become more active and contact us about your interests.

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