Austin Democratic Socialists of America

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. Learn more about us.

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Simply put, we fight for a better world. Join us in our mission to build a democratically run economy and society that serves the needs of all.

Get Involved

National Network of Abortion Funds Bowlathon

Austin DSA is joining DSA chapters across the nation in raising money for a specific and crucial healthcare procedure, abortions!

We have six of the over 50 DSA affiliated teams nationwide, raising money for three different abortion funds in Texas:

Lilith Fund

Lilith Fund in Austin

Frontera Fund

Frontera Fund in the Rio Grande Valley

West Fund

West Fund in El Paso

You can donate to and follow along with our teams below!


Ready to help make a difference?

The next general body meeting will be 7:00PM-8:30PM at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. See our calendar for more events!

Upcoming Events

August 20, 2019
  • General Meeting - Open to All!

    August 20, 2019  6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
    Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2200 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA

    We meet at the Parish Hall on the east side of their property. Look for the DSA banner and groups of friendly socialists!

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August 23, 2019
  • Karaoke Caucus

    August 23, 2019  10:00 pm - 2:00 am
    The Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Meet in the back bar of HITW

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August 24, 2019
  • Voter Registrar Training + DSA

    August 24, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca St #200, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    Become a Voter Deputy Registrar (VDR) so you can register folks to vote!
    Socialists believe in universal suffrage. We need to fight capitalist power and to bring marginalized working class communities together. We will bring people the Democratic Party doesn't care about into the political process by registering them to vote and talking to them about the issues and candidates we support as we build working class power!

    Agenda:
    2pm-3pm
    From 2pm-3pm, we will have a VDR training. With dozens of DSA members as registrars, we will be able to register folks to vote at any of our future events.

    3pm-3:30pm
    We host regular canvasses about issues and campaigns. The conversations in these canvasses can touch on the breadth of what DSA does, so it's important for canvassers to be good chapter representatives.

    From 3pm-3:30pm, Austin DSA leaders will discuss their ongoing campaigns and how to represent our work and our politics at the door.

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  • August Mutual Aid Committee Meeting

    August 24, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    812 E 31st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Mutual Aid Committee is excited to invite you to our August MAC meeting! We'll be discussing our Socialist Sprouts, Jail Support, and Chapter Inventory programs, as well as any new ideas or concerns. We're excited to continue our work developing socialist care practices and resource exchanges within our DSA chapter and the city of Austin... We're even MORE excited to build these programs with YOU! New faces are more than welcome! See you there!

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  • Austin DSA Trivia Night to benefit Casa Marianella

    August 24, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Black Star Co-op, 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752, USA

    All are welcome at what we hope will be the first of many Austin DSA Trivia Nights! Assemble a team of up to 6 players and test your knowledge of socialism, the immigration system and pop culture.
    In order to compete for prizes, you must purchase special answer sheets which you’ll use to fill in the answers to trivia questions (suggested donation is $5-10). These will be available at the DSA table.

    All proceeds will benefit Casa Marianella, a local nonprofit and shelter that provides direct services to Austin’s immigrant community. In addition to shelter, Casa also offers access to legal representation, health care, food, clothing, English classes, and many more services that help make life transitions easier for every person they help.

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August 25, 2019
  • Green New Deal Canvass with Heidi Sloan for Congress

    August 25, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Bartholomew District Park, 5201 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78723, USA

    Austin DSA's Green New Deal campaign to get Austin on 100% renewable energy continues with our next canvass, where we will be joined by Socialist Congressional Candidate and DSA organizer Heidi Sloan! Come out to hear Heidi speak and learn how we can build a better world with a more democratic economy and save the planet with a Green New Deal.

    New canvassers welcome! No experience necessary - we will have a training before we go and all new canvassers will be paired with experienced canvassers.

    There will be food and coffee provided!

    Bartholomew District Park is wheelchair accessible and is located on the number 10, 335, or 300 bus lines.

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August 26, 2019
  • Immigrant Rights Committee Monthly Meeting

    August 26, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Wildflower Church, 1314 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704, USA

    Come vote for a new co-chair for IRC!
    Monthly Meeting. Full agenda TBA.

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August 27, 2019
  • Labor Committee Meeting

    August 27, 2019  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    IBEW Local Union 520, 4818 E Ben White Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78741, USA

    Recently the national convention passed a bunch of labor resolutions! Let's talk about how we can build strong ties between DSA and the labor movement!

    Recommended reading from NYC's Labor Branch: https://medium.com/@nycdsalabor/rolling-out-socialist-rank-and-file-work-a-case-study-from-nyc-dsa-b7b9e6bc1bfa

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September 4, 2019
  • Climate Change Debate Watch Party

    September 4, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Black Star Co-op, 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752, USA

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September 6, 2019
  • DSA Socialist Hour!

    September 6, 2019  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, USA

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September 11, 2019
  • Placeholder Ecosocialism WG Meeting

    September 11, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

    In case we want to have one

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September 15, 2019
  • September Green New Deal Canvass

    September 15, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    TBD

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September 17, 2019
  • General Meeting - Open to All!

    September 17, 2019  6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
    Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2200 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA

    Agenda Forthcoming! Come socialize with a hundred friendly socialist organizers!

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