Statements

NPC Statement on 2018 Elections

Yesterday democratic socialists fought and won inspiring election campaigns across the country, representing the rebirth of the American socialist movement after generations in retreat. Most significantly, DSA members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York and Rashida Tlaib in Michigan were officially elected as members of Congress, and Summer Lee, Gabriel Acevero, Mike Sylvester and many other…

DSA Steering Committee Resolution on the Violence of the Last Week

In the last week we have witnessed so many acts of violence that it makes us weep in despair and anger, but as Mother Jones told us, “mourn the dead, and fight like hell for the living.” In that, the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh has shown us the way. Their solidarity and support…

DSA Statement: Transgender People Will Not be Erased

DSA condemns the attack by the Trump administration on the rights of transgender and genderqueer people. A recent memo proposing to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX presents another threat by this administration to repeal the rights of people in the LGBTQIA+ communities. The memo from the Department of Health and Human…

Statement on Central American Caravan/DSA se solidariza con la actual caravana centroamericana en un éxodo a los Estados Unidos

DSA stands in solidarity with the current Central American caravan on an exodus to the United States. As a result of U.S. intervention and imperialism, political turmoil in Honduras and Nicaragua, and capitalist-driven environmental destruction in Guatemala and El Salvador, migrants have been forced to either flee or stay in a capitalist-made laboratory of violence.…

Free Max Zirngast! DSA Condemns Political Repression of Journalists and Dissidents in Turkey

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns the Turkish government’s imprisonment of Max Zirngast, an Austrian socialist, journalist, and student. Zirngast — who has written for a variety of publications, including the American socialist magazine Jacobin — was arrested on September 11 by Turkish anti-terror police at his apartment in Ankara along with three other activists.…

News and Announcements

Special Post-Election Dispatch

The Democrats won back the House of Representatives Tuesday. But that very night Nancy Pelosi signaled she’s ready to collaborate with Trump, who within 24 hours had a reporter kicked out of the White House and later released a doctored video about the incident. No one will save us but ourselves. Not the Supreme Court, even with…

DSA supports workers on strike at Marriott

UPDATE 11/13/2018: The strike is still on in Maui, Oahu, Boston, and San Francisco. Workers have reached a deal in Oakland, Detroit, San Jose, and San Diego. You can find strike updates here.  Democratic Socialists of America stands strongly in support of nearly 8,000 hotel workers of UNITE HERE on strike at Marriott for a…

LEGALIZE RENT CONTROL!

DSA Endorses California’s Proposition 10

DSA’s nationally elected leadership, the National Political Committee (NPC), endorses California’s Proposition 10. This ballot initiative would expand rent control, preventing evictions and stabilizing communities in the face of gentrification. Proposition 10, the Affordable Housing Act, would allow communities to expand and strengthen tenant protections, legalizing rent control for every California renter regardless of what…

Tell The Today Show: Don’t Re-Brand Racism!

Yesterday the Today Show aired a softball interview with Patrick Casey, the ‘clean-cut’ leader of white nationalist group Identity Evropa (pronounced Eur-OH-pa). Identity Evropa was one of the far-right groups that organized last year’s deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. The interviewer asked Casey a bunch of easy questions with no rebuttal — including…

October Dispatch: Elections Matter — and are Not Enough

I want to start this month’s Dispatch by celebrating the folks who helped lead the DSA charge against Brett Kavanaugh last month. Allie and Chris, NPC members who took action in Washington, DC; Kim and Renee who helped develop our Unleash Your Fury Socialist Feminist Working Group messaging; and Anna, Regina and Annie for creating…