Statements


September 9, 2021

Choosing Political Courage This Week

As the pandemic rages on, the willful inaction of people in power continues to remind us of our disposability under capitalism and the extent to which the capitalist class will go to defend their wealth. It’s enough to make us all feel like everything is bad and there’s nothing to be done.  But, the world…


August 27, 2021

Stop Line 3

The National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America sends strength and solidarity to the water protectors at the Minnesota state capitol fighting to stop the expansion of the Enbridge pipeline. We condemn any and all escalation by state police toward the hundreds of Indigenous and allied activists taking a stand to protect our…


August 3, 2021

“No Time for Games”

The National Political Committee of DSA would like to congratulate Congresswoman Cori Bush on the pivotal role she played in ensuring that millions of people, covering 90% of those renting, can continue living in their homes. This expansion of the eviction moratorium, specifically targeting counties with higher COVID infection rates, is a necessary step for…


June 8, 2021

Statement on the Elections in Peru

It is with great honor that DSA congratulates the citizens of Perú for upholding their democracy amidst a very polarizing presidential election. The impending victory of Pedro Castillo and Perú Libre over Fujimorismo represents the power of the poor, the working class, and the campesinos of rural Perú. DSA celebrates the democratic choice made by…


May 13, 2021

DSA Stands with Palestinians: from Sheikh Jarrah to Gaza and Beyond

The Democratic Socialists of America unequivocally condemns the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians everywhere, including the dispossession (aka illegal “evictions”) of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, the ongoing racist violence by Israeli police and Jewish settlers, and Israel’s latest bombardment, invasion, and murder of Palestinians in Gaza. We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against…


April 20, 2021

The Derek Chauvin Verdict is Not Justice

The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is not justice. Justice looks like a world where George Floyd grows old, where Black people can live with dignity, where police no longer terrorize our streets. As they did today, cops will sacrifice their own in order to quell outrage and maintain trust. But justice will not…


April 12, 2021

For Daunte Wright/Para Daunte Wright

Not even a whole year after the public execution of George Floyd, the Brooklyn Center Police Department has murdered a Black man: Daunte Wright. The murder of Daunte occurring during the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd showcases how deeply entrenched this cycle of violence is not only in the Twin Cities…


March 31, 2021

Justice for Trans People Requires Power

DSA unequivocally condemns the legislative attacks on transgender youth and on transgender athletes of all ages in Arkansas and in 26 other states.  Legislatures in many of these states are trying to make the provision of lifesaving healthcare for young trans people illegal, forcing young people to disclose their identities to potentially-hostile parents to receive…


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…