Leadership Positions & Opportunities



Democratic Socialists of America is proudly grassroots funded and member-run. Our members play a critical role in the leadership and growth of our organization by participating in elected and skill-based or interest-based volunteer positions.

National Political Committee, 2017-2019 |     npc(at)dsausa.org

DSA's primary political leadership is the National Political Committee (NPC), a 16-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. The NPC elects five of its members to serve on the Steering Committee (SC). The SC can be emailed at sc(at)dsausa.org.

The YDSA Co-Chairs also serve the NPC and SC, but are elected by YDSA members.

Learn more about the duties of the NPC.

The YDSA Co-Chairs share one vote.

Currently one spot on the NPC is empty.

Ravi Ahmad, New York City
Theresa Alt (Secretary-Treasurer), Ithaca
Delé Balogun, Chicago
Christian Bowe, Central New Jersey
Allie Cohn, Knoxville
Zac Echola, Red River Valley (SC)
Jeremy Gong, East Bay (SC)
Catherine Hoffman, Detroit
Ella Mahony, New York City
Chris Maisano, New York City
Natalie Midiri, Philadelphia (SC)
Christine Riddiough, Washington, D.C. (SC Chair)
Joseph Schwartz, Philadelphia (SC)
R.L. Stephens, Houston
Ajmal Alami, YDSA Co-Chair
Michelle Fisher, YDSA Co-Chair

Non-staff members of work committees are listed below. Members of the NPC are listed with an (*).

Young Democratic Socialists of America National Coordinating Committee
Ajmal Alami*, Co-Chair
Michelle Fisher*, Co-Chair
Democratic Left Magazine   |   dlmagazine(at)dsausa.org
Maxine Phillips, Editor
DSA Blog  | dsablog(at)dsausa.org
R.L. Stephens, Editor-in-Chief*
Medicare For All Steering Committee   |   medicareforall(at)dsausa.org 
Jeremy Gong* 
Chris Riddiough*
Dustin Guastella
Megan Svoboda
Ben Fong

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

Meredith Schafer (co-chair)
Kari Thompson (co-chair)
Delé Balogun*
Christian Bowe* 
Allie Cohn*
Chris Riddiough* (co-chair)
Renée Paradis (co-chair)
Talking Union Blog Editorial Committee   |    talkingunion(at)dsausa.org
Duane Campbell
Paul Garver
The Activist Blog (#TheActivistYDS)   |   yds(at)dsausa.org
Visual Design   |   visualdesign(at)dsausa.org
Dustin Guastella, Visual Design Coordinator
Andy Pressman
Social Media
Catherine Hoffman
Brandon Rey Ramirez
DSA Staff
Maria Svart, National Director  
Sasha Hammad, Operations Director part time [on temporary leave]
Eileen Casterline, Database Coordinator   
Fatou Camara, Financial Manager part time  
Claudia Cahill, Grassroots Fundraising and Member Engagement Coordinator 
Lisa Flores, Administrative and Office Coordinator  
Lawrence Dreyfuss, Program Associate
Ryan Mosgrove, Field Organizer 
Anna Bonomo, Field Organizer 
Hannah Allison, Field Organizer  




Interested in a leadership position? In addition to looking for local chapter founders, we are always looking for members to get more involved in DSA. Click here to read more about ways to become more active and contact us about your interests.

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Talking About Socialism: Create Your Own Rap

August 13, 2018

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

This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA’s webinar or from other sources. Prepare for conversations about socialism that happen when you table or canvass. Join Steve Max, a founder of the legendary community organizing school, the Midwest Academy, to practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism. 

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New Member Call, August 26

August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018

9:00pm ET/8:00 CT/7:00 MT/6:00 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.

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