Austin Democratic Socialists of America
Democratic Socialists of America
Austin Chapter

Welcome to Austin DSA. Join us in our mission to build a democratically run economy and society that serves the needs of all.

Who We Are

Democratic Socialists of America is the largest socialist organization in the United States and we are in the midst of explosive growth nationally and locally. We are not a political party; we are an activist organization. Our vision is of a democratically run economy and society that gives power to the people rather than the privileged elites.

The actions of the Trump administration give new urgency to the DSA’s mission. We stand in solidarity with people of color, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, women, LGBTQ people and all those targeted by Trump and the GOP.

Join us in the fight for a better world.

Get Involved

Thanks to our canvassing efforts for Medicare for All nationally and paid sick leave here in Austin proved the deciding factor in the City Council vote. Thanks to our work, all workers in Austin now have paid sick leave! Join us to help accomplish our next goal for a better world!

Ready to help make a difference?

The next general body meeting will be 7PM-8:30PM at the IBEW 520 Hall on March 22nd, 2018. 4818 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741

April 26, 2018
  • Tell City Council: De-Confederate Our Streets

    April 26, 2018  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    City Council will be considering ordinances to change the names of Jeff Davis Avenue and Robert E. Lee Road. We want to be there to tell them to pass the ordinances. Confederate icons perpetuate historical and moral lies; serve to intimidate and degrade African-Americans; and rally militant racists, as we saw last year in Charlottesville.

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  • DSA Reading Group/Book Club

    April 26, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

    Discussion of SOCIALISM, PAST AND FUTURE by Michael Harrington. 

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April 28, 2018
  • Medicare For All Neighborhood Canvass

    April 28, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Please email [email protected] for address

    The next Saturday, April 28, we will be canvassing for Medicare for All. Trish and Patrick have been generous enough to volunteer their home and we will canvass their neighborhood. It is an area with many Spanish speakers so bilingual comrades we can especially use your help! We will be collecting petitions for congressman Lloyd Doggett to support the Medicare for All bill. Our comrades in Virginia have already convinced one Congressperson to support the bill and we hope to continue on their success.

    We will also be experimenting with deep canvassing, a method where we will have longer, more engaging conversations that are more likely to change minds and activate people who can become leaders in their community.

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  • Education Working Group Meeting

    April 28, 2018  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Yarborough Branch, Austin Public Library, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756, USA

    Join us as we refine and finalize a new member handbook for Austin DSA.

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  • HGO Open House: Collaborative Communication

    April 28, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    please email [email protected] for location

    Please join us for a workshop on assuming good faith, communicating, collaborating, and organizing with each other within Austin DSA. This open house will be facilitated by the Austin DSA Harassment Grievance Officers (HGOs). Together, we can build a better future!

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April 29, 2018
  • Bowlathon 2018!

    April 29, 2018  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    Bowl-a-Thon is here! Support your local abortion fund! Join us in working to ensure that all people have access to safe abortion care in Texas! 

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April 30, 2018
  • Housing Committee Meeting

    April 30, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Vessel Coworking, 500 E St Johns Ave Suite 2.620, Austin, TX 78752, USA

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May 5, 2018
  • ICE on Trial

    May 5, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    T Don Hutto Residential Center, 1001 Welch Street, Taylor, TX 76574, USA

    On May 5, join us as we gather in front of the T. Don Hutto detention center for a people’s tribunal to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), CoreCivic, Williamson County Commissioners, and the Williamson County Sheriff accountable for perpetuating systemic abuse against immigrant communities through the operation of the T. Don Hutto detention center and hundreds of similar facilities across the country.

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May 7, 2018
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    May 7, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Monthly LC Meeting. Email [email protected] if you'd like to attend or have an idea or issue you'd like to bring up!

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May 11, 2018
  • Texas DSA Leadership Training (in Houston)

    May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018  

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May 12, 2018
  • Texas DSA Leadership Training (in Houston)

    May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018  

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May 13, 2018
  • Texas DSA Leadership Training (in Houston)

    May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018  

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May 17, 2018
  • General Meeting

    May 17, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    IBEW Local Union 520, 4818 E Ben White Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78741, USA

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