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 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.
The economy must be run democratically; none shall be poor so another can be rich
The abolition of poverty
Affordable, humane housing 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
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.