Our Structure

THE NATIONAL POLITICAL COMMITTEE

DSA's primary political leadership is the National Political Committee (NPC), a sixteen-person body which functions as the board of directors of DSA and is elected every two years by the delegates to DSA's National Convention. Every DSA chapter is entitled to send a certain number of delegates to the National Convention, based upon the chapter's size. There are also "at-large" delegates to represent areas where there are no active chapters.

The DSA Constitution requires that eight slots of the NPC be reserved for women, and that at least five of the NPC slots be reserved for people of color.

The NPC guides and leads the implementation of DSA's major political and organizational goals, which are broadly defined every two years by the delegates to the National Convention.

The NPC gives instructions to the national staff about how to carry forward DSA's day-to-day work. The NPC creates task forces and committees to guide particular areas of DSA's political work.

The DSA Constitution gives the NPC the power to charter DSA locals and commissions, as well as DSA's Youth Section.

The NPC conducts long weekend meetings four times each year. The NPC also elects a five-person NPC Steering Committee, which meets more frequently, both in person and by conference call. The Honorary Chairs and Vice-Chairs are also elected at each bi-ennial National Convention, and may also participate in internal governance issues through the NPC meetings. They do so to a varying extent.

Click here for contact information for DSA's volunteer leadership, including the National Political Committee steering committee and other national leaders, as well as details about how to get more involved at the national level.

National Political Committee Members, 2017-2019

Contact the NPC at: npc(at)dsausa.org

Ravi Ahmad, New York City
Theresa Alt (Secretary-Treasurer), Ithaca, NY
Dele Balogun, Chicago
Christian Bowe, Central New Jersey
Allie Cohn, Knoxville
Leslie Driskill, Oklahoma City, OK
Zac Echola, Red River Valley, MN/ND
Jeremy Gong, East Bay, CA
Catherine Hoffman, Detroit
Ella Mahony, New York City
Chris Maisano, New York City
Natalie Midiri, Philadelphia
Christine Riddiough, Washington, DC
Joseph Schwartz, Philadelphia
R.L. Stephens, Houston
Ajmal Alami, YDSA Co-Chair
Michelle Fisher, YDSA Co-Chair

 

New Member Call, June 24

June 24, 2018

9pm ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT

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You've joined DSA - Great! Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision. And, most importantly, how you can become involved.

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Sam M


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**Note: this page originally had the wrong date listed. The Correct date is Sunday the 24th**

M4A Chapter Activist Training Call: How to Pass a Medicare for All City Council Resolution

June 30, 2018

Saturday June 30th at 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PST

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In March, Philadelphia DSA members showed up in droves with healthcare workers, community members, and elected leaders to pass a Philadelphia city-wide resolution supporting the Medicare for All Act of 2017 and affirming universal access to healthcare as a human right. This victory showed that in a city where the poverty rate is over 26%, city council leaders learned where to stand when it comes to universal healthcare. To move a national campaign to win Medicare for All, we need to build support from a broad range of cities and municipalities across the country. With some research, planning, and lobbying, you could work with city council members to pass a resolution of support in your city too!

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