Leadership and 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.
  • gives the NPC the power to charter DSA locals and commissions, as well as DSA’s Youth Section.

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
  • gives instructions to the national staff about how to carry forward DSA’s day-to-day work.
  • creates task forces and committees to guide particular areas of DSA’s political work.
  • conducts long weekend meetings four times each year.
  • elects five of its members to serve on the Steering Committee (SC). The SC can be emailed at sc(at)dsausa.org. SC members’ names are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

National Political Committee Members, 2021-2023.

*Indicates Steering Committee members.

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

  • Ashik Siddique, Metro DC, DC
  • Gilman Bagga, Louisville, KY
  • Gustavo Gordillo, New York City, NY
  • *Jen McKinney, Eugene, OR
  • Jennifer Bolen, San Francisco, CA
  • Jose Alejandro La Luz, New York City, NY
  • *Justin Charles, New York City, NY
  • Kara Hall, Las Vegas, NV
  • Kevin Richardson, Durham, NC
  • *Kristian Hernandez, North Texas, TX, Chair
  • *Laura Gabby, New York City, NY
  • Marvin Gonzalez, New York City, NY
  • Sabrina Chan, Chicago, IL
  • Sofia Guimarães Cutler, Northern NJ, NJ
  • *Sydney Ghazarian, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tefa Galvis, New York City, NY
  • *Cyn Huang, YDSA Co-Chair
  • *Sarandon Elliot, YDSA Co-Chair

Young Democratic Socialists of America National Coordinating Committee
*Cyn Huang, Co-Chair
*Sarandon Elliot, Co-Chair

Democratic Left Magazine | dlmagazine(at)dsausa.org
Maxine Phillips, Editor

Medicare For All Steering Committee | medicareforall(at)dsausa.org

Democratic Socialist Labor Commission | DSLC(at)dsausa.org

National Electoral Committee | elections(at)dsausa.org

DSA Weekly Blog
Maxine Phillips, Editor

Visual Design | visualdesign(at)dsausa.org

DSA Staff:

The DSA and DSA Fund national offices are located in New York City and Washington D.C.

DSA staff does not set the organization’s political goals. Rather, staff helps to fulfill the goals set by DSA’s elected volunteer leadership.

Leadership:

The elected National Political Committee leads the implementation of DSA’s major political and organizational goals. These are broadly defined by delegates to the National Convention every two years.

Click here to read more about DSA’s structure and national leadership.

Staff:

The DSA and DSA Fund national offices are located in New York City and Washington D.C.

DSA staff does not set the organization’s political goals. Rather, staff helps to fulfill the goals set by DSA’s elected volunteer leadership.

National Director: Maria 

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Finance 

Fiscal Officer & Assistant to the National Director: Heidi 

Finance Coordinator: Chris 

Revenue Bookkeeper: Tom  

Finance Manager (PT): Fatou 

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Organizing 

Organizing Director: Glenn

Organizing Manager: Amy

Field Organizer: Amanda

Senior Electoral Field Organizer: Eric

Senior Field Organizer: Kaitlin

Senior YDSA Organizer: Anna 

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Communications

Communications Director: Chris

Senior Communications Coordinator: Claudia

Program Associate – Creative Assets: Rachel

Program Associate – External Communications: Priscilla

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Development

Development Director: Emma 

Program Associate – Events & Retention: Zachariah

Senior Program Associate – Membership: Elizabeth

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Operations

Operations Director: Kristina

Senior Events Coordinator: Michael 

Chapter Pipeline Coordinator: Dana 

Office Coordinator: Maura 

Compliance Manager: Brandon 

Data and Tech Manager: Rebecca 

Data Analyst: Eileen 

Full Stack Developer: Kalil  

Organizing Tools Coordinator: Walker 

Database Coordinator: Émilia 

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