Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America is a chapter of the national Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. Since our organization’s We Need Bernie campaign, an initiative to support Bernie Sanders’ bid for the presidency, we have grown into a potent political force both nationally and locally in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area.
As a local chapter and a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, we support efforts in the DC area to advance workers’ rights, build strong unions, oppose gentrification, promote racial justice and support reproductive rights. Please check out our events page to learn more about our campaigns and visit our membership page to discover how you can support the work of our local!
We advocate for democratic socialism, 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.