Statements


May 8, 2023

DSA Chapters Win Biggest Green New Deal Victory in US History

Join our Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA) debrief call Sunday 5/21 at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT to hear from the organizers who made it happen and grow the movement for public power to win a Green New Deal from coast to coast! This week, a four year campaign by DSA chapters across New York…


February 17, 2023

Get Rail Back on Track: Public Ownership Now!

When Norfolk Southern train 32N derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on February 3rd, nearly half of its cars were carrying toxic chemicals. Apocalyptic footage of dark, black clouds hovering over the area is circulating in the media. “Cars containing vinyl chloride, butyl acrylate, ethylhexyl acrylate, and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether are known to have been…


January 20, 2023

DSA Condemns Killing of Forest Defender

The Democratic Socialists of America condemns the murder of an Atlanta Forest Defender, Tortuguita, by Georgia State Troopers. Over several months, the police have escalated their attack on Forest Defenders using violent tactics in an attempt to suppress public opinion and organized political dissent to build a costly, corporate-funded cop training facility. Wednesday morning’s raid…


January 10, 2023

Fascistas não passarão! A Statement on the Brazil Coup Attempt

The Democratic Socialists of America condemns the coup attempt in Brazil’s capital of Brasilia and calls on the Biden administration to revoke any refuge for former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. Nearly two years to the day of the invasion of the US Capitol by far-right hordes, an all-too-similar scene played out in the center of…


December 30, 2022

Statement of Solidarity with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez on Omnibus “No” Vote

The Democratic Socialists of America stand in solidarity with our endorsed member, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who courageously voted against expanded ICE and law enforcement funding and massive military spending increases. After passing in the Senate last Thursday, the House on Friday approved a $1.7 trillion package for the FY 2023 federal budget, passing by a…


December 4, 2022

Stand with Railworkers, Build Workers Power

This fall, the majority of railroad workers rejected a tentative agreement (TA) brokered by their bosses and union leadership that would not include sick leave, an end to Precision Scheduled Railroading, and other fundamental improvements to their working conditions. Railroad work is notoriously brutal. On-call nearly around the clock, workers suffer regular, often fatal, accidents…


November 30, 2022

DSA Stands in Solidarity with Rail Workers

The Democratic Socialists of America call on Biden and members of Congress to force the billionaire railroad bosses to accept workers’ demands. Short of that, railroad workers must not be denied the right to strike. The Tentative Agreement has been rejected by members of the Maintenance of Way Union (BMWE), Sheet Metal and Rail Union (SMART-TD), Signalmen (BRS), and Boilermakers union (IBB), and though some union ratification votes supported it, the approval margins were narrow. All rail unions have pledged to honor the picket line in the event of a strike.

The Democratic Socialists of America call on Biden and members of Congress to force the billionaire railroad bosses to accept workers’ demands. Short of that, railroad workers must not be denied the right to strike. The Tentative Agreement has been rejected by members of the Maintenance of Way Union (BMWE), Sheet Metal and Rail Union…


November 19, 2022

To the UC Academic Workers: Your Fight is Our Fight!

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) stands in unwavering solidarity with the 48,000 academic workers walking picket lines across the University of California system today as three United Auto Worker locals (UAW 2865, SRU-UAW, and UAW 5810) declare an open-ended unfair labor practice (ULP) strike. Some of our highest concentrations of DSA members in unions…


October 11, 2022

United in Common Struggle: Solidarity with Chilean Starbucks Union

The Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the goals of the Encuentro Internacional de Trabajadores Precarizados de la Comida Rápida (International Meeting of Precarious Workers in Fast Food), the international meeting called by the Chilean Starbucks Union on October 10, 2022. On behalf of Starbucks workers and fast food workers and all Chilean…


October 2, 2022

Congratulations to Lula and the Workers Party

  The Democratic Socialists of America extend their congratulations to Lula, the Workers Party, and their electoral coalition for their impressive showing in today’s election. As they prepare to move into another round of elections, we continue to stand on the side of democracy and condemn any efforts to subvert it via political violence.  We…