Climate and Environmental Justice Working Group

Our mission is to ensure that the transition to socialism in the United States is based on sound ecological principles, preserving the viability of the natural and human environments for future generations and other forms of life, and bearing in mind the historical and present inequities imposed by prior forms of society.

This working group seeks to help chapters build local power for climate & environmental justice with the backing of a national network; advance an ecosocialist perspective in environmental justice movements, the DSA & greater left; promote understanding of climate science as well as the intersections of capitalism, imperialism, systemic oppression & climate crisis; and build a socialist movement that reflects the needs of the people and limits of our planet.

The working group's primary goals are:


  • Help build local power for climate & environmental justice with the backing of a national ecosocialist network;
  • Provide tools and tacit and structured knowledge to organizers, encourage coalition-building;
  • Incubate DSA's ecosocialist position on climate action, future planning and a just transition;
  • Serve as an assessment body for locals and national to ensure that ground-level organizing and campaigns incorporate and advance a climate justice agenda

Education + Media:

  • Highlight climate and citizen science + the intersections of capitalism, imperialism, and the climate crisis;
  • Produce and provide articles, literature, graphic designs and agitprop;
  • Publicize actions, events, campaigns, disaster responses across the nation, with a special focus on growing, rural, and environmentally vulnerable or affected areas and DSA chapters;
  • Provide spaces for eco-concerned comrades to collaborate and discuss

Any and all interested, dues-paying members are welcome to get involved and help shape the purpose and function of this vitally important, national entity. Join the Climate & Environmental Justice Working Group to fight for truly democratic use of the world's land and resources, and to stop the damage that capitalism is inflicting upon the earth and the global community.

Get involved by filling out our membership survey!

Once you fill out the survey, you will be added to our listserv and can then join our closed Facebook group!

Also follow on Twitter: @DSA_Enviro

Reach out to with any questions or comments!

New Member Call, June 24

June 24, 2018

9pm ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT

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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.

Questions or Comments? Contact: 

Sam M

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**Note: this page originally had the wrong date listed. The Correct date is Sunday the 24th**

M4A Chapter Activist Training Call: How to Pass a Medicare for All City Council Resolution

June 30, 2018

Saturday June 30th at 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PST

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In March, Philadelphia DSA members showed up in droves with healthcare workers, community members, and elected leaders to pass a Philadelphia city-wide resolution supporting the Medicare for All Act of 2017 and affirming universal access to healthcare as a human right. This victory showed that in a city where the poverty rate is over 26%, city council leaders learned where to stand when it comes to universal healthcare. To move a national campaign to win Medicare for All, we need to build support from a broad range of cities and municipalities across the country. With some research, planning, and lobbying, you could work with city council members to pass a resolution of support in your city too!

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