Statements

NPC Statement and Minutes of September 18th NPC Phone Meeting

NPC Statement Passed by Steering Committee 10/15/2018 DSA conducted an independent investigation into allegations about RL Stephens, a member of the National Political Committee. The report from the investigation has been published, as moved by Stephens and voted on by the NPC, with the minutes of the July 2018 NPC meeting. On September 9, 2018,…

NPC Unanimously Endorse Global Call on China to Release Arrested Jasic Labor Activists

The NPC voted unanimously to endorse the Global Call on China to Release Arrested Jasic Labor Activists. The text of the call follows: We stand with the workers and their allies unjustly arrested for unionizing and organizing solidarity actions in China. In May, workers at Shenzhen Jasic Technology reported to the local authorities the company’s labor…

NPC Statement on Democracy in Brazil

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns the concerted and sustained attack on Brazilian democracy by the government of Michel Temer and his allies in the Brazilian judiciary, and calls upon the government of Brazil to restore all political, civil and social rights that have been eroded during Temer’s presidency. This includes restoring the political rights…

NPC Statement of Apology Regarding the Charlottesville Medical Funds

We know that for many, this statement may be too little, too late. We owe the deepest apology to all of the survivors who have been left waiting for support funds they desperately need while recovering mentally and physically from the neo-fascist attack on Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. We also owe a tremendous apology…

DSLC on West Virginia Teachers

This Tuesday, through collective action and solidarity, West Virginia’s public school teachers and support staff won a 5% pay raise for themselves and all state workers, a freeze in health insurance premiums, and the end of a punitive “wellness” program. Together, these rank and file educators also stopped a charter school bill, and beat back…

DSA Statement on Ahed Tamimi

Statement of the DSA National Political Committee, January 5, 2018 Ahed Tamimi is a 16 year-old Palestinian girl living in Occupied Palestine. She is also a political leader, a global symbol of resistance to occupation and oppression. Palestine is under Israeli occupation and last month Ahed was filmed standing up to Israeli soldiers at her…

Our hearts are with Erica Garner and her family

Erica Garner, a movement leader and fierce advocate for justice, is in critical condition after a heart attack. She and her family are in our thoughts and prayers. After her father, Eric Garner, was killed by the NYPD in 2014, Erica dedicated her life to championing his memory and became a relentless fighter in the…

DSA Statement on Distribution of Funds by NCF for the Victims of A12 in Charlottesville

In an extraordinary display of solidarity, comrades from around the country came together to raise nearly $200,000 for survivors of right-wing violence in the fascist attack on August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Crowdfunding for hundreds of thousands of dollars in direct aid was a new tactic for DSA initiated in response to a clear need.…