Statements

NPC Unanimously Endorse Global Call on China to Release Arrested Jasic Labor Activists

The NPC voted unanimously to endorse the Global Call on China to Release Arrested Jasic Labor Activists. The text of the call follows: We stand with the workers and their allies unjustly arrested for unionizing and organizing solidarity actions in China. In May, workers at Shenzhen Jasic Technology reported to the local authorities the company’s labor…

NPC Statement on Democracy in Brazil

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns the concerted and sustained attack on Brazilian democracy by the government of Michel Temer and his allies in the Brazilian judiciary, and calls upon the government of Brazil to restore all political, civil and social rights that have been eroded during Temer’s presidency. This includes restoring the political rights…

NPC Statement of Apology Regarding the Charlottesville Medical Funds

We know that for many, this statement may be too little, too late. We owe the deepest apology to all of the survivors who have been left waiting for support funds they desperately need while recovering mentally and physically from the neo-fascist attack on Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. We also owe a tremendous apology…

DSLC on West Virginia Teachers

This Tuesday, through collective action and solidarity, West Virginia’s public school teachers and support staff won a 5% pay raise for themselves and all state workers, a freeze in health insurance premiums, and the end of a punitive “wellness” program. Together, these rank and file educators also stopped a charter school bill, and beat back…

News and Announcements

September DSA Dispatch

Our country is in flames. The Republican Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh calls birth control abortion and basic health and safety regulations government overreach. Police can apparently enter a private home without cause and shoot a man because he’s black, Democratic and Republican politicians can purge tens of thousands of voters from the rolls, federal…

August DSA Dispatch

We’re doing something right, because they’re coming after us. Last week our member Julia Salazar, New York state senate candidate in Brooklyn, was taken to court in a frivolous lawsuit by the Democratic incumbent Senator Martin Dilan. I sat in solidarity in the courtroom as the Senator’s pitbull of a lawyer grilled Julia for hours…

July DSA Dispatch

I never thought the New York Daily News would publish an op ed from me about democratic socialism, but they did Monday! I’ve linked to it below, along with some updates from the national office. But first, let’s think about the bittersweet and extraordinary political moment in which we find ourselves and our organization. While the nation was transfixed…

June 2018 National Updates

Announcing our National Harassment and Grievance Officer In response to delegates’ democratic decision at the last convention, and in our quest to build a strong DSA where all members can organize and thrive, we have hired a National Harassment and Grievance Officer (NHGO). Members must trust that if they come forward with concerns, they will…

DSAers Strike Down Barriers to Reproductive Justice

As part of our support for reproductive justice, DSA chapters across the United States participated in the April Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon for the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). The NNAF provides grants and support for people who face economic barriers to receive abortion services. Click Read More for how you can donate — there’s still time!…