Joining DSA means making a commitment to cooperation and solidarity. Join and help us build working class power, further democratic socialist ideas in the United States, and fight to democratize our economy and society.
As a DSA Member, you can participate in a variety of ways, depending on time, financial resources, and interests. All are important.
Get involved in your local chapter.
Find the chapter nearest to you! DSA (and our high school and college wing the Young Democratic Socialists of America) chapters organize campaigns to transform their communities and spread our political ideas.
Sign up for National Priorities.
Participate in identity/issue-based working groups.
DSA’s national working groups, caucuses and commissions organize around issues of identity or particular political interests. These help link DSA to critical social movements and provide an important mechanism through which DSA members can organize at the national or chapter level.
- Abolition Working Group
- Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus
- Antifascist Working Group
- Disability Working Group
- Ecosocialist Working Group
- Housing Justice Commission
- Immigrants’ Rights Working Group
- International Committee
- Mutual Aid Working Group
- Queer Socialists Working Group
- Religion and Socialism Working Group
- Socialist Feminist Working Group
- Veterans Working Group
Participate in national work committees.
Members who are not near a DSA chapter can contribute skills such as graphic design, social media organizing, editing, writing, etc. Current committees are:
If you have no chapter where you are but still want to volunteer in national at-large efforts, please sign up to be an at-large mobilizer.
Attend online, national and regional events.
DSA chapters are all over the country and organize local campaigns and activities. Headquarters also organizes national and regional gatherings plus an annual convention every other year, and especially now, regular national video conference calls on a variety of topics.
Share DSA content with others!
Many people share our values, but don’t know there is a name for the ideas. Others already consider themselves democratic socialists or anti-capitalist, but haven’t heard of DSA. You can play a critical role by visibly representing DSA and talking to friends, family, neighbors, coalition partners and others. If you share a flyer, blog post, copy of Democratic Left or other DSA literature, they may thank you for letting them know about DSA. Downloadable flyers and web versions can be found in our resources section and articles from our three blogs on the DSA homepage.
Follow us on key social media platforms and help spread the word by liking, sharing, commenting on, retweeting, and favoriting posts:
Understanding DSA Structure
DSA is democratic from top to bottom. Find the best place to get involved.
Pay Dues and/or make additional financial contributions.
DSA is entirely member funded. This means we are accountable to members, but that sometimes we must raise additional funds for special projects. In our highly capitalistic country, we appreciate every dollar from memberships, special fundraising, or bequests. We especially appreciate members who build a solid foundation for DSA by making a regular monthly contribution.