Statements


January 7, 2021

Fight the Right, Fight for Democracy/Luchemos contra la Derecha, Luchemos por la Democracia

Yesterday’s events were an ugly attempt by white nationalists — led by President Trump and emboldened by right-wing political elites like Senator Josh Hawley — to overturn the results of a democratic election. The last year has been a particularly brutal one for the multiracial working class. The crisis of capitalism, exacerbated by the pandemic…


January 5, 2021

Should House Progressives #ForceTheVote on Medicare for All?

It is a moral outrage that 88% of Democrats and 69% of all voters support Medicare for All, yet Democratic Party leadership in Congress has refused to fight for it, particularly during a pandemic that has resulted in millions losing their jobs and health insurance. When the 2021 legislative session begins in January, House Progressives…


December 10, 2020

DSA Rejects the Trump Administration’s Attacks on the Palestinian Call for BDS

The Democratic Socialists of America BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group condemns the Trump administration’s latest attack on Palestinian civil society’s call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). In 2017, DSA overwhelmingly endorsed BDS and its demands for human rights and equality for Palestinians. As socialists, we stand for freedom and self-determination for all people,…


November 4, 2020

Demand Democracy: A Statement from the National Political Committee

Thousands of DSA members organized in our workplaces and communities this year, despite hit after hit from the pandemic, economic crisis, and police violence. It was the blood, sweat and tears of the multi-racial working class that brought us this far. When the Biden campaign stopped canvassing, laid-off union members of UNITE HERE kept pounding…


October 29, 2020

DSA Stands in Solidarity with the #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

Since October 7th, 2020, protests have raged throughout many of Nigeria’s cities demanding the dismantlement of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and a thorough transformation of Nigerian police forces. Video showing officers murdering an unarmed man on camera went viral. This brutality was only the latest act of violence from a police unit known…


October 28, 2020

This Struggle is Real, Part 1: Walter Wallace’s Death and the Rotten System/Esta Lucha es Real, Parte 1: La Muerte de Walter Wallace y el sistema podrido

Walter Wallace Jr. was murdered last night, another human being killed at the hands of the police. Another Black working class man in Philadelphia was killed while his community and his family helplessly pleaded for his life. The Democratic Socialists of America mourns with every human being, and we mourn specifically with the Black community…


August 25, 2020

For those Grieving and Raging Today

Hundreds of thousands of us marched, rallied, and demanded justice in the almost three months since the murder of George Floyd. While the media began to look away from weeks of protests, we, the people, remain resolute in our calls of Black Lives Matter. For George, for Breonna Taylor, for Ahmaud Arbery, and most recently,…