Organizing Blog Posts

April 1, 2021

What is DSA? An Introduction.

New to DSA? Join us for an upcoming New Member Orientation call! We’ve had several thousand new members this year, so we’re restarting our New Member Orientation calls where you can find out how to get involved in your DSA chapter and hear about our national priorities in 2020 — along with how we’re responding…

April 28, 2020

Chapter Incorporation Kit

This kit is for chapters who are considering forming nonprofit corporations. Please send questions to Chapter Incorporation Manual Incorporation and Tax Status Flowchart State Incorporation Guide Model Articles of Incorporation Model Organizational Resolutions Tips from Incorporated Chapters and State Compliance Guide Coming soon!

June 27, 2018

#AbolishICE Resources

Right now, DSAers across the country are fighting to #AbolishICE and end the #MuslimBan, including hosting rallies, lobbying elected officials, and planning direct actions. And you can be part of this vital work. Trump and his right-wing supporters are using racist attacks on immigrants and whipping up Islamophobia to divide working people. And establishment Democrats…

March 5, 2018

Women’s Strike Resources

As part of our socialist feminist work, DSA has endorsed the International Women’s Strike Thursday, March 8th. The strike’s platform includes universal healthcare (including reproductive freedom and abortion care), women’s labor rights, firm demands for an anti-racist and anti-imperialist feminism, and environmental justice. You can find downloadable signs under the “Attachments and Resources” section of this…

September 8, 2017

How to Run a Film Discussion: Pride

Film discussions are a great way to talk about democratic socialism and make organizing connections in your community. You can do this with a group of friends, or host a larger event. And the British film Pride (2014) is a good choice to talk about queer organizing, workers’ rights, and solidarity in action. Check out…

August 16, 2017

Emergency Post-Charlottesville DSA Organizing Guide

For all DSA members and chapters, here is our post-Charlottesville organizing guide. There are some great tips here about running meetings, doing outreach, and finding concrete ways to help. You can download the guide under the “Attachments and Resources” section of this page. We also have a great DSA anti-fascist, anti-hate sign available for download.…

July 11, 2017

Information Security Memo for Members

Maintaining security and privacy has always been a challenge for political organizers, long before personal computers and the Internet. Today, the combination of ubiquitous information technology and a radical right-wing authoritarian political climate has made digital security a top concern for politically active organizations and individuals. Online harassment and surveillance are, sadly, ubiquitous and effective…

May 10, 2017

How to Run a Film Discussion: The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu is currently running a 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale. The mini-series tells the story of a dystopian future, in which a militaristic elite has seized control of the United States, and used religion and brute force to turn women into walking incubators. The series continues until June. Right now, the horrifying prospects shown…

May 1, 2017

May Day: Immigrants Rights Resources

For this May Day, DSA has endorsed Movimiento Cosecha’s call for a Día Sin Inmigrantes (Day Without Immigrants). DSA local groups from New York to California are working with them and other immigrants’ rights group active in their communities. As socialists, we know that immigrants’ rights and labor rights are intertwined. Check out our DSA May Day page to learn…

April 25, 2017

Climate March Resources

As democratic socialists, we understand the connections between capitalism and environmental destruction. That’s why DSA has endorsed the People’s Climate March on April 29th. Metro DC DSA has a full schedule of events in addition to the March. Many local DSA groups are working on events in their community. You can find your local DSA…