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What is DSA? An Introduction.

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 to COVID-19.

DSA provides a supportive community for folks questioning capitalism and looking and working for an alternative. DSA members educate the public about democratic socialism and “join the fights” as activists, too.

Here are some resources so new members can do that. And long-time members can use these too: to learn more, to share with friends, and even to start their own chapter.

First: welcome to DSA! Click here to find a chapter near you. We are the largest socialist organization in the United States. DSA members are building the mass, multi-racial democratic socialist movement we need right now.

DSA members come from many political perspectives. But we all believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We work to end oppression based on race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, and more. And we understand how these forms of oppression connect with capitalism.

You can learn more about DSA’s political orientation and strategy here. You can share this piece with friends — or at a chapter meeting.  This short reading list is helpful also.

You can find organizing tools on our members’ organizing blog here. And we have online and phone educational events and skills training regularly. Check our calendar for dates and times of, and to RSVP to, our next New Member Orientation call, conference calls, and webinar trainings. We are adding new events on a regular basis.

Would you like to get more involved? Learn more about our national working groups and caucuses. Our current national priority campaigns are our Democratic Socialist Labor Commission to build a strong labor movement, our Green New Deal Campaign Committee, and our National Electoral Commission.

We also have the Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus, Our Medicare for All Campaign, the Disability Working Group, our Immigrants’ Rights Working Group, the Housing Justice Commission, our BDS & Palestine Solidarity Working Group, the National Political Education Committee, Antifascism, Socialist Feminism, Religion and Socialism, Queer Socialism, the International Committee, our Abolition Working Group, and our Mutual Aid Working Group. If you want to volunteer right away and don’t see anything here that seems to fit, click here to check out our activist sign-up page.

And here’s a sign you can download to show your commitment to DSA’s mass, multi-racial democratic resistance!

And of course, make sure to like DSA on Facebook, follow DSA on Twitter, and read, share, like, retweet, and comment. Encourage your friends to #TrySocialism, and let’s build this movement!