Organizing Blog Posts

DSA Healthcare Organizing Resources

DSA members across the country stand up for socialist reforms that make real differences in working people’s lives. Healthcare is a great example. DSA has supported single payer healthcare and reproductive rights for many years. That work is more important now than ever. Here are some resources you can use to fight cutbacks and work…

How To Run a Socialist Reading Group

Many DSA local organizing groups and chapters use socialist reading groups to grow and become stronger. Strong locals can use one to increase members’ knowledge of current events and socialist strategy. Fledgling groups and new members find them the perfect first step for connecting with other socialists in the community. This flyer contains useful tips…

Being an Effective Ally

Socialists believe in solidarity. We know that an injury to one is an injury to all. And as organizers, we understand the importance of working together in coalition with diverse community groups. So how do we practice solidarity in our everyday lives and in our campaigns? This article shows how DSA local groups and individual…

Four Pillars for Building a Socialist Chapter

DSA chapters can make real changes, in their communities and beyond. But we need to plan well to do that. This handout lays out some tips to balance out your chapter’s work. Here is a four pillar model to build community connections, support your organizing, and have fun too. Click the Download PDF icon on the…

DSA Guidelines for Respectful Discussion

Meetings are more productive — and more fun — when the conversation includes everyone. Respectful discussion guidelines are helpful for keeping things focused too. You can read these before meetings and forums. (We’ve sometimes asked for volunteers to read each one off.) This has been helpful at DSA and YDS meetings, especially when new people…

Making DSA Accessible to Parents

To put real democratic power into the hands of working people, we need to make our local groups accessible to everyone. Without support, parents may not be able to attend DSA meetings. Here are some ways to change that. In the United States, parents get almost no support in raising the next generation. And since…

Safety Tips for Events

In these times, event safety is on many organizers’ minds. DSA local groups have held peaceful actions across the country. But counter-demonstrators don’t always respect that. Here are some guidelines to keep event participants safe. Click the Download PDF icon to the left to download this handout. This handout was adapted from Up in Arms: A…