Our Structure

THE NATIONAL POLITICAL COMMITTEE

DSA's primary political leadership is the National Political Committee (NPC), a sixteen-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. Every DSA chapter is entitled to send a certain number of delegates to the National Convention, based upon the chapter's size. There are also "at-large" delegates to represent areas where there are no active chapters.

The DSA Constitution requires that eight slots of the NPC be reserved for women, and that at least five of the NPC slots be reserved for people of color.

The NPC guides and leads the implementation of DSA's major political and organizational goals, which are broadly defined every two years by the delegates to the National Convention.

The NPC gives instructions to the national staff about how to carry forward DSA's day-to-day work. The NPC creates task forces and committees to guide particular areas of DSA's political work.

The DSA Constitution gives the NPC the power to charter DSA locals and commissions, as well as DSA's Youth Section.

The NPC conducts long weekend meetings four times each year. The NPC also elects a five-person NPC Steering Committee, which meets more frequently, both in person and by conference call. The Honorary Chairs and Vice-Chairs are also elected at each bi-ennial National Convention, and may also participate in internal governance issues through the NPC meetings. They do so to a varying extent.

Click here for contact information for DSA's volunteer leadership, including the National Political Committee steering committee and other national leaders, as well as details about how to get more involved at the national level.

National Political Committee Members, 2017-2019

Contact the NPC at: npc(at)dsausa.org

Ravi Ahmad, New York City
Theresa Alt (Secretary-Treasurer), Ithaca, NY
Dele Balogun, Chicago
Christian Bowe, Central New Jersey
Allie Cohn, Knoxville
Zac Echola, Red River Valley, MN/ND
Jeremy Gong, East Bay, CA
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

 

New Member Orientation Call

February 25, 2018

You've joined DSA - Great. Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision.  And, most importantly, how you can become involved. 

Sunday February 25th

9 PM ET; 8 PM CT; 7 PM MT; 6 PM PT.

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Webinar on Compliance and Endorsement Process

February 28, 2018

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The National Electoral Committee is sponsoring the first of a series of webinars on electoral organizing. This session will focus on compliance issues and chapter endorsement processes.

This call in on Feb 28th at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT

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Talking About Socialism Webinar

March 06, 2018

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Join Steve Max, a founder of the legendary community organizing school, the Midwest Academy, to practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table or canvass. This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA's webinar or from other sources. Questions? Contact Theresa Alt <talt@igc.org607-280-7649.

This training is at 8:00pm Eastern, 7:00pm Central, 6:00pm Mountain, 5:00pm Pacific, 4:00pm Alaska, and 3:00pm Hawaii Time.

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