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.

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Health Justice

In Feburary, Austin DSA’s city-wide canvassing for Paid Sick Days and Medicare for All proved to be a deciding factor in City Council’s vote to establish an ordinance that guarantees every worker in the city earned sick time.

The fight is far from over. Not only must we protect Paid Sick Days from the reactionary Texas Legislature, we must also continue the fight for universal Medicare for All. Learn more here (also available in Spanish).


Austin DSA endorses Prop A, a $250 million affordable housing bond on the ballot this November. Want to help us build homes for people, not for profit? Learn how at the Housing Committee page.

Ready to help make a difference?

The next general body meeting will be 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018. 2008 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757 See our calendar for more events!

Upcoming Events

December 12, 2018
  • Feminist Action Committee meeting

    December 12, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Austin Central Library Room 621

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December 13, 2018
  • 2018 Electoral Debrief Forum

    December 13, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Willie Mae Kirk Branch, Austin Public Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    This event will be limited to DSA members only.

    With Austin’s 2018 electoral season in the books we want to take some time and debrief. What went well in 2018? What could we have done better? It is no secret that our electoral endorsement process produced a lot of tension, and we want to discuss how we can improve the process going forward. We will also be discussing the Houston chapter’s process for endorsements and whether that could potentially work for us.

    The meeting will consist mostly of breakout groups. Bring your ideas for how we can do electoral work even better in the future!

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December 15, 2018
  • Pre-Convention Office Hours

    December 15, 2018  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Genuine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA

    Mark McCartney will be there to assist.

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December 17, 2018
  • Socialist Night School

    December 17, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    Topic TBD

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December 18, 2018
  • General Meeting

    December 18, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Justin Ln, 2208, Austin, TX, United States

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December 19, 2018
  • Pre-Convention Office Hours

    December 19, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Windsor Park Branch (5833 Westminster Drive)

    Come get help preparing your bylaws amendments or resolutions for the January Austin DSA Convention.

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December 20, 2018
  • Housing committee meeting

    December 20, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ruiz Branch, Austin Public Library, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741, USA

    We will be voting on a slate of very exciting housing justice projects for 2019, and all input would be valuable and appreciated.

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  • Labor Committee Meeting

    December 20, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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December 22, 2018
  • Pre-Convention Office Hours at Radio Coffee and Beer

    December 22, 2018  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Come get help preparing your bylaws amendments or resolutions for the January Austin DSA Convention.

    Mark McCartney will be attending to assist.

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January 8, 2019
  • Feminist Action Committee meeting

    January 8, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Austin DSA in Action