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 Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on July 19th, 2018. 2200 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757 See our calendar for more events!

July 17, 2018
  • Housing Committee Meeting

    July 17, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Willie Mae Kirk Branch, Austin Public Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    Come debrief about the housing bond campaign so far and help plan our campaign to ensure the bond passes in November.

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July 19, 2018
  • Religion and Socialism Committee

    July 19, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Parish Hall, 2208 Justin Lane

    The Religion and Socialism committee meets every month directly before the general body meeting.

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  • General Meeting

    July 19, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Parish Hall, 2208 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA

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July 20, 2018
  • Karaoke Caucus

    July 20, 2018  10:00 pm - 1:00 am
    The Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Can you hear the people sing? Join Austin DSA members for a night of karaoke at the Hole in the Wall back bar! Enter through the San Antonio Street entrance.

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July 21, 2018
  • Housing Committee Book Group: Shadows of a Sun Belt City

    July 21, 2018  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    The housing committee and the Austin International Socialist Organization are co-hosting a discussion of Eliot Tretter's book "Shadows of a Sun Belt City", which reinterprets the story of Austin as an urban, "creative class" success story by exploring the racial and environmental underpinnings of the postindustrial knowledge economy. Tretter, who has written extensively on environmental justice and race in Austin, will be joining us via Skype. Email [email protected] to order the book at a discount. All are welcome to join!

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July 24, 2018
  • Queer Coalition Meeting

    July 24, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Email [email protected] for location

    Next up, continuing the momentum. Join us Tuesday July 24 @ 7pm for our monthly Queer Coalition meeting. Email [email protected] for the address. We’ll be discussing the Drag prom-what went well, what we could improve upon, and actions we can take to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ Texans.

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July 30, 2018
  • Immigrant Rights Committee Meeting

    July 30, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Genuine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA

    The Immigration Rights Committee meets the last Monday of every month at Genuine Joes!

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August 5, 2018
  • Williamson County DSA Meeting

    August 5, 2018  10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664, USA

    General body meeting for the Williamson County DSA. Come join us !!

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August 6, 2018
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    August 6, 2018  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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August 16, 2018
  • General Meeting

    August 16, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Justin Ln, 2208, Austin, TX, United States

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