Organize Against a Trump Victory

DSA believes that a Donald Trump presidency would represent a victory for the most reactionary nativist, misogynist, Islamophobic and racist forces in the country. A Trump administration would bring immediate harm to many people and would create conditions hostile to organizing for progressives. Therefore, DSA will work with the emerging labor, immigrant, and anti-racist-led “Dump Trump” movement. For this reason, we do not endorse the #BernieOrBust tactic, though we understand the sentiment behind it. Our perspective can best be summarized as: “Dump the Racist Trump: Build the Left from the Grassroots Up.” 

For DSA¹s National Political Committee¹s talking points on electoral activity between now and November, see

There is a good explanation of DSA's orientation to this election at

See more on Trump, Racism, and the Left .

A detailed response to this post will be posted this week.

Trump’s Racially Divisive Politics Must be Exposed and Opposed.


Individually signed posts do not necessarily reflect the views of DSA as an organization or its leadership.  DSA’s perspective on the 2016 elections can be found here. Democratic Left blog post submission guidelines can be found here.




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commented 2016-07-22 14:23:01 -0400 · Flag
In NYC, at least, I haven’t seen any “Dump Trump” movement. Maybe this exists elsewhere. I don’t know. If it isn’t about getting people to vote for Clinton, I’d like to know what it is about, specifically. Mass demonstrations? Cool. Disrupting pro-Trump rallies? Fine by me. But please be precise. What does the NPC want us to do?
commented 2016-07-21 18:28:36 -0400 · Flag
Thank you for this step forward. Sorry Bernie lost, but we cannot stand on the sidelines and let Trump win. I’d rather see Clinton appointing the next SCOTUS justice than a fascist.
commented 2016-07-21 12:04:02 -0400 · Flag
Thank you for your response. The argument that a campaign to defeat Trump is a default campaign to elect Hillary is a canard. No one argued for supporting Hillary. No one argued for joining with the Clinton campaign.
commented 2016-07-21 11:52:06 -0400 · Flag
This is an implicit endorsement of voting for Hillary Clinton. Disappointing.

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