We are a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, with over 50,000 members nationally and over 1,000 members locally. DSA is a "big tent," multi-tendency organization that includes people with a variety of views on socialism and how to achieve it. We believe that free and open debate is beneficial towards our movement and welcome people from all corners of the political left.
As socialists, we believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically and collectively to meet public needs and to provide the best possible life for all people. We oppose all forms of oppression such those based on class, gender, and race, we reject all violence in defense of the status quo, and we organize with the ultimate goal of a better society beyond the exploitation of capitalism. We are committed to building our movement through outreach, education, organizing, legislative work, electoral work, collaboration with other organizations, and direct action. While we meet regularly as a chapter, most of our work happens on the ground level in smaller groups organized around our members’ various interests.
Unlike many traditional progressive organizations, DSA engages in political activity both within the existing United States electoral system and outside of it, with plenty of room for different approaches according to members’ own ideas. In DSA there’s a place for everyone ready to join in the socialist struggle for a better world.
Want to hear more about our recent activities? Check out our local newsletter, Bread and Rose City: Issue 001, Issue 002, Issue 002 Audio. Our local bylaws and grievance contact and policy are also available.
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