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.

2019 Chapter Convention

Register for the Austin DSA chapter convention by Thursday, January 17 at atxdsacon.eventbrite.com!

Join Today

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

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).

Housing

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 meetings will be 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and the January 26, 2019 Convention! See our calendar for more events!

Upcoming Events

January 17, 2019
  • Housing Committee Meeting

    January 17, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Austin Central Library Room 621, Austin Public Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    Happy new year comrades! Join us at the first Housing Committee meeting of 2019 to start strategizing in earnest about the priorities we established back in December, including:

    -- Partnering with ADAPT to disentangle supportive services from housing.
    -- Launching a chapter-wide education effort around housing justice.
    -- Collaborating with BASTA to support their tenant rights organizing.
    -- Decriminalizing homelessness and helping build out the mutual aid working group's efforts around supporting people experiencing homelessness.
    -- Developing a national housing campaign platform.
    -- Outreach to allies on the ACC Board of Trustees and YDSA to build robust support for more affordable housing to be built on ACC-owned land.

    We have a few other items that were of interest, so come share your perspective and help us build consensus as we move boldly forward.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2192125917516216/

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  • Labor Committee Meeting

    January 17, 2019  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    - CLC updates
    - Updates from local unions
    - Discussing the first half (Up to Permeation & the Highjacking of the CIO) in the Rank & File Strategy (https://solidarity-us.org/pdfs/RFS.pdf)

    And more!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/222195015385837/

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January 20, 2019
  • Health Justice Committee Meeting

    January 20, 2019  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Heidi's House- For location please email: [email protected]

    Discussion of Health Justice 2019 structure, including implementation of new sub-committees!

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January 21, 2019
  • Robert's Rules of Order Convention Training

    January 21, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    https://zoom.us/j/435013688

    A training and discussion to help Austin DSA members be more well versed and comfortable with our parliamentary procedures for the Chapter Convention! The training should last around and hour, with the extra time allocated in case it is needed for questions.

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January 22, 2019
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    January 22, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    For location, please email [email protected]

    We will be finalizing the agenda for the convention.

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January 26, 2019
  • Austin DSA Annual Convention

    January 26, 2019  9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    900 Chicon (Huston-Tillotson), Austin, TX 78702, USA

    Come join us for a big, big meeting where we'll make decisions about 2019 and look back at 2018. Way more details to come!

    Buy tickets here!

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February 11, 2019
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    February 11, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 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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February 12, 2019
  • Feminist Action Committee meeting

    February 12, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    To be determined

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Austin DSA in Action