Help Metro DC DSA Get to the DSA National Convention

We’re less than two weeks away from the DSA National Convention in Chicago, Illinois! August 3-6, Democratic Socialists of America will host our largest-ever convention in Chicago. Hundreds of socialist organizers from all over the country will convene for a weekend of building skills, solidarity, and socialism in all 50 states (and the District of Columbia, of course!).

Metro DC DSA will be sending 29 delegates to the convention. These delegates planned DC’s May Day week, built strong relationships with local worker’s rights organizations, developed an anti-eviction campaign for local residents, and participated in many other incredible initiatives and actions over the past two years. At the convention they will vote on proposals that will shape DSA’s national policies, train in organizing and mobilizing techniques, and share best practices with each other while building a strong nationwide network of committed DSA members.

We’re still working to raise funds for our delegates to attend. If you’re able, please consider donating at our Fundrazr page. Thanks!

Meet Rusty, the Metro DC DSA Mascot!

Rusty the Red PandaMetro DC DSA is pleased to introduce Rusty, our chapter mascot. Rusty is a red panda currently residing at the National Zoo, and proclaims himself to be “The People’s Panda.” That– coupled with his brave attempts at liberation– make Rusty an honorary Metro DC DSA member and the perfect mascot as we all fight to Escape Capitalism.

Statement from National Democratic Socialists of America

We Fight for Socialism over Barbarism: On November 8, voters in the United States narrowly elected an openly racist, misogynist and nativist candidate for president. Donald Trump succeeded in defining himself as an anti-establishment candidate who will end dynastic rule in Washington, D.C., by elites who care little for “forgotten Americans.” The grain of truth in this rhetoric masked an ideological appeal to a “white identity” that Republicans have long cultivated. Continue reading...

A Post-Election Message from Maria Svart, National Director: Tuesday night was not unpredictable. For centuries, the ruling class has used racism to divide working class and poor people and grind us down. It makes sense that people are scared, angry and desperate for change. Even so, many of us are in mourning. Many of us are very afraid for our families, our neighbors, and our country. We need to talk about how it came to this so we can develop a strong and strategic response. Continue reading…

Get Involved!

If you’re looking for ways to get involved in progressive politics, we welcome you! We’re looking for people to join our working groups to advance our fight for social, economic and racial justice both nationally and locally in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

You can also learn more about democratic socialism and the issues we support here. And you can find information specifically about our local chapter here.

What Is Democratic Socialism?

Democratic socialists advocate for a radical restructuring of our economic and political systems to value people over profits. Rather than our current economy, which is controlled by the wealthy few for their own benefit, we envision an economy that is democratically controlled by all Americans. By working toward progressive change that empowers workers, people of color, women, the LGBTQ community and other marginalized Americans, we believe that we can create a free, democratic, humane society. Read More

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