This is Democratic Socialism

DSA is an activist organization, not a political party. From promoting single-payer health care, to combating Congress' war on the poor, to proposing democratic alternatives to the power of the transnational corporations, DSA is in the center of struggles to advance a progressive America. This struggle is carried on not only by prominent leaders, but more importantly, through the work of thousands of DSA members across the country.

Since 1982, DSA has been working for progressive change. As a national organization, DSA joins with its allies in Congress' Progressive Caucus and in many other progressive organizations, fighting for the interests of the average citizen both in legislative struggles and in other campaigns to educate the public on progressive issues and to secure progressive access to the media.

For a great history of socialism in America, check out this recent speech by John Nickols

People Before Profits

We believe everyone has a right to...

  • Affordable quality health care, quality education, food and shelter, and childcare;
  • A full-time job at a living wage;
  • Living-level disability and retirement income (Social Security);
  • Meaningful participation in public affairs and politics;
  • Meaningful participation in workplace decisions; and,
  • A healthy, clean environment
. . . regardless of income, education, gender, race, or sexual orientation.

We believe in true democracy, in which people, not corporations or political elites, determine public policy and are the primary consideration in such policy, in which all people have equal input into local, state, and national government -- in which all people are the government.

We believe in an economics, a politics, and a culture that promote equal participation and working together toward the good of all rather than elitism and cutthroat "me-first" competition.

Talking Union

DSA runs a labor blog called Talking Union. Check it out!

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