Statements

“An Injury to One is An Injury to All”

Organized labor must embrace the reality that there is no robust labor movement without the struggle for Black liberation, which requires solidarity against policing, state-sanctioned violence, and all forms of oppression. After pressure from the local Fraternal Order of Police, UFCW Local 1994 President Gino Renne fired Maryland House Delegate, DSA member, and union organizer…

Democratic socialists build on 2018 victories

Eleven DSA-endorsed candidates were up for election yesterday in Buffalo, New York City, and Kentucky, for offices ranging from city council to Congress. Today we celebrate the re-election of two incredible democratic socialist leaders, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and New York State Senator Julia Salazar. Their 2018 victories delivered severe blows to the ruling class and…

DSA members working to get socialists into office! Over 2000 members volunteered. Over 1,000,000 voters contacted. dsausa.org

Here to Stay/Aquí Estamos y No Nos Vamos

A statement by the DSA National Political Committee Yesterday, the Supreme Court declared the Trump administration’s rescission of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an immigration policy allowing for eligible undocumented individuals to receive a renewable two-year work permit and period of deferred action from deportation, “arbitrary and capricious” for failing to provide necessary “reasoned…

DSA Celebrates the SCOTUS Decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

As a democratic socialist organization with over 70,000 members in the U.S., we celebrate today’s landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County, Georgia, which has established that employers cannot discriminate against workers based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This decision could make a monumental difference in the lives of millions of people.…

DSA Supports #8toAbolition

The Democratic Socialists of America affirm and support the goals of #8toAbolition. We can no longer abide the oppression waged on Black people at the hands of a white supremacist, misogynist, imperialist, and capitalist police state. The demands for minor reforms have gone unanswered and proven ineffective for far too long. We take responsibility for…

#8toAbolition -- A World without prisons or police, where we can all be safe. Abolition can't wait. Defund the police, demilitarize communities, remove police from schools, free people from prisons and jails, repeal laws criminalizing survival, invest in community self-governance, provide safe housing for everyone, invest in care, not cops

DSA condemns the public execution of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police

We, the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America, condemn the public execution of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. His murder falls into the deeply entrenched pattern of violence, anti-Blackness, and oppression upheld by policing in this country. There is no justification for it, only contempt for the institution…

Beyond Bernie: a Statement from the DSA National Political Committee

Following the withdrawal of Bernie Sanders from the presidential race, our country has lost the only viable Presidential candidate advocating the comprehensive reform we need to address this pandemic head-on. Sanders’s exit leaves Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. His differences with Sanders and the broader left could not be starker, as…

DSA Endorses Increased Transit Funding in the Face of COVID-19

DSA has officially endorsed the Labor Network for Sustainability and Institute for Policy Studies partnership of more than 70 unions, civil rights groups, transit organizations, and coalitions in the labor and environmental justice movements to urge Congress to provide more funding for transit agencies. You can read their letter to Congress below. Dear Speaker Pelosi,…

Socialism is the Best Path Forward

Bernie Sanders may not have won the presidency, but our movement will never be the same. This was the most successful socialist electoral campaign in U.S. history, and we want to thank Senator Sanders for everything he and his team built during this campaign. Our DSA for Bernie campaign gave everything we had into putting…

Socialism or Barbarism — the fight continues!

Too many times we’ve seen the U.S. government bail out corporations and banks instead of working people. Today, history is set to repeat itself, with Democrats and Republicans coming together on a bill that allocates seventeen times as much to financial relief for big business than it does to direct financial assistance to workers. The…