Statements


March 22, 2021

Solidarity with Bessemer Workers/Solidaridad con los Trabajadores de Bessemer

All eyes are on the workers of Bessemer, Alabama as they struggle against Amazon to win a union. These mostly Black and brown workers, a majority of whom are women, are in the midst of a seven-week union election ending on March 29th to affiliate with RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union.) While Amazon…


March 22, 2021

In Solidarity with Kshama Sawant

In Seattle a vicious campaign against working-class communities and politics is underway in the form of a campaign to recall Kshama Sawant. Sawant, the three-time elected city councilwoman, is a socialist, trade unionist, and community activist who has dared to run as an open independent socialist and take on Big Business. Sawant long championed the…


March 18, 2021

International Committee Secretariat of DSA Statement on Puerto Rico

In keeping with the precedent set by our last convention, the International Committee Secretariat of DSA advises the National Political Committee (NPC) not to approve the charter of a Puerto Rico DSA chapter. Furthermore, the Secretariat reaffirms its commitment to Puerto Rican decolonization, specifically through working with the existing left, socialist, and working-class organizations. Finally,…


March 17, 2021

In Grief and Solidarity/En Dolor y Solidaridad

We mourn the lives of the 8 people, including 6 Asian women, who were murdered last night in Georgia and send love to their families and communities. These attacks fit into a xenophobic pattern of anti-Asian violence that the capitalist class not only condones, but welcomes as a scapegoat for their complete inaction in the…


March 11, 2021

Dignity Not Desperation

When the winter storm hit a few weeks ago, all eyes were on Texas. Many were left without power, without heat, and without water for days at a time in the midst of freezing temperatures. The winter storm, too, was a direct result of capitalist-made climate change. The damage created a financial burden on the…


February 10, 2021

National Priorities/Prioridades Nacionales

DSA must be a political home that attracts, retains, and supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) organizers. This starts by acknowledging the pain experienced by BIPOC members caused by a white supremacy culture in our practices, recognizing the overburdened work that falls on BIPOC organizers to repair these issues, and by educating and…


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…