Statements

DSA supports protests against extradition bill in Hong Kong

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) strongly supports the Hong Kong peoples’ protests against the controversial extradition bill, which would not only repress political, social, and labor activism in the city, but would also endanger political and civil rights of the citizens. In February 2019, the Hong Kong government proposed revisions to the Fugitive Offenders and…

NPC Minutes April 13-14, 2019

The current National Political Committee (NPC) held its seventh meeting April 13-14 in New York, NY. Minutes for that meeting are posted here.

DSA Statement on Georgia Abortion Law

DSA condemns the draconian new Georgia law outlawing abortion after six weeks. That’s earlier than most people even realize they are pregnant, with no exception for rape or incest. We are happy that legal challenges will likely delay its actual implementation. The law expands the definition of “natural persons” to include embryos and fetuses. That…

DSA Statement on Venezuela Coup

DSA stands with the people of Venezuela against the U.S.-sponsored coup attempt led by Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo López. DSA affirms our commitment to defending the sovereign right of the Venezuelan people to determine their internal matters through the democratic process, and opposes any foreign interventions. The statements and actions of the U.S. government in…

DSA Statement In Solidarity with Representative Ilhan Omar

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) denounces the racist incitement from President Trump toward Representative Ilhan Omar and the initially tepid or nonexistent defense coming from most Democratic elected officials. Trump targets Rep. Omar for her Muslim faith, for her bravery in standing up to Islamophobia, and to divide us from each other. As the recent…

DSA Supports the Highlander Education and Research Center. Y’allidarity.

We are saddened and angry to hear about the fire at the Highlander Education and Research Center on Friday morning, March 29, 2019, in New Market, Tennessee. The fire is under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Section. And this morning, the Highlander Center announced that a symbol…

DSA stands in solidarity with Christchurch

DSA is horrified by the massacre of dozens of men, women and children in the Christchurch, New Zealand mosques. Our hearts go out to the survivors. We stand against Islamophobia, and are ready to defend members of religious minorities in our own communities as part of our anti-fascist work. Yet we cannot stay silent about…

DSA Elected Officials Support Teacher Power and Working People Everywhere

As DSA elected officials around the country, we congratulate the teachers who have won their strikes in Oakland, following successful strikes in Los Angeles, West Virginia, Chicago, and Denver. What’s more, we stand with the workers ready to strike at Kentucky Schools, Stop and Shop, Wabtec, and unfair workplaces everywhere. 95% of Oakland teachers voted…

DSA Condemns Pelosi and Trump Budget Bargain

After airport workers threatened a strike and brought Trump to his knees last month, and as they threatened to do so again this coming Saturday, Pelosi has capitulated to his anti-immigrant hysteria and agreed to increases for immigration enforcement, including $7.6 billion for ICE ($512 million over FY2018) and $14.9 billion for CBP ($942 million over FY2018). $1.375 billion is allocated towards border…

DSA Stands with Congresswoman Omar

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is under attack by both Donald Trump and neoliberal Democrats for a tweet highlighting the financial influence of AIPAC. In the wake of the Tree of Life massacre and the increasing influence of genuinely anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in the United States, DSA finds these attacks a cynical attempt to instill fear in…