Student debt has surpassed $1 trillion, and for poor and working class students, college is only accessible with huge loans and working long hours while in school. Others forgo school entirely; each year more than 400,000 qualified students fail to attend a four-year college due to financial costs.
Democratic socialists believe that education is a right, not a privilege!
Sign our petition to make student loan repayment simple and fair, jump start the economy and create jobs, and send a lifeline to student borrowers.
I stand behind H.R. 1330, the Student Loan Fairness Act, because I know graduates need real debt relief. Help convert private loans into federal loans with a maximum 3.4% interest rate and set a payment limit of 10% of a student’s discretionary income over 10 years.
Don’t leave a generation behind!
DSA is in the process of forming a Queer Socialists Working Group. This call will cover a discussion of possible activities for the group, its proposed structure, assigning tasks, and reports on the revision of DSA's LGBT statement and on possible political education activities. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/7 pm MT/6 pm PT.
Join Philadelphia DSA veteran activist Michele Rossi to explore “socialist feminism.” How does it differ from other forms of feminism? How and when did it develop? What does it mean for our activism? 4-5:30pm ET, 3-4:30pm CT, 2-3:30pm MT, 1-2:30pm PT.
Practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table in public.
Join us for our latest organizing training for democratic socialist activists: DSA’s (Virtual) Little Red Schoolhouse.
This training is at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central, 7:00pm Mountain, 6:00pm Pacific, 5:00pm Alaska, and 3:00pm Hawaii Time. Please RSVP.
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:
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. 2 pm ET; 1 pm CT; 12 pm MT; 11 am PT.
Join Victoria Bynum, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, Texas State University, San Marcos, to discuss The Free State of Jones. STX Entertainment bought the film rights to Bynum's book of the same title. She also served as a consultant and appears in a cameo scene. What was the Free State of Jones? During the Civil War, an armed band of deserters led by Newt Knight, a non-slaveholding white farmer, took to the swamps of southeastern Mississippi and battled against the Confederacy in an uprising popularly known as “The Free State of Jones.” Joining Newt in this rebellion was Rachel, a slave. From their relationship, there developed a controversial mixed-race community that endured long after the Civil War had ended. View the film here for $6 before the discussion. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.