Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few.


Who We Are

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is an activist organization, not a political party. From fighting for single-payer healthcare or to restore our economy, from combating imperialist wars abroad and the domestic war on the poor, to proposing democratic alternatives to the power of the big banks and transnational corporations, DSA is central to the struggle to advance a progressive America. This struggle is carried on not only by prominent leaders but more importantly, through the work of DSA activists in communities and on campuses.


Active organizing for democracy is needed now more than ever. For this to succeed, both working and poor people—who are the majority—have to have a voice. DSA is one of those voices.

— Dolores Huerta, DSA Honorary Chair


Our Mission

Our mission is to do more than resist Trump. Without a grand vision for a better future, the left cannot hope to do anymore than defend a status quo that we are unsatisfied with. Yes, we must defend the most vulnerable in our society, but we must also demand a future that serves all of us, rather than the wealthy few.


Our Demands

The economy must be run democratically; none shall be poor so another can be rich

The abolition of poverty

Affordable, humane housing for all

Universal Medicare-for-all

Free education: from pre-K to trades, college and beyond

Democracy in the workplace; all workers have the right to organize

Complete reproductive freedom in all forms

An end to racial, gender and all other forms of oppression

An end to punitive justice and mass incarceration

An end to military and police aggression

Democratic control over the environment to preserve the planet


Join Us

If you're interested in what we do, or would like more information, message us on Facebook or Twitter, or join us at one of our monthly meetings. To become a DSA member, join nationally at

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