Statements


July 15, 2020

A New International Committee/Un Nuevo Comité Internacional

We are happy to announce that the members of the new leadership of the DSA International Committee (IC) have been formally appointed by the National Political Committee. After a long and thorough vetting process this is a huge step forward in our ongoing process of restructuring the International Committee and begins the process of putting…


July 12, 2020

DSA NPC Decides on Online Convention and New NPC Appointments

Dear friends and comrades: Given the extreme uncertainty about the status and availability of a vaccine for COVID-19, and taking into consideration the financial impact the pandemic has had on our membership, the National Political Committee has decided that DSA shall hold its 2021 convention online. We did not make this decision lightly, as we…


July 2, 2020

“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…


June 26, 2020

Democratic socialists build on 2018 victories

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

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…


June 19, 2020

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…


June 18, 2020

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.…


June 15, 2020

DSA Supports #8toAbolition

#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

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…


May 28, 2020

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…