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, June 18, 2019. See our calendar for more events!

Upcoming Events

May 26, 2019
  • Body Positive Queer Coalition Pool hang out and planning session

    May 26, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Bartholomew Municipal Pool, 1800 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78723, USA

    Join us for a body positive, gender-affirming pool hang out. Wear anything you’d feel comfortable in!
    We will have sunscreen, water, and queer jams!

    The pool entrance is $5 a person (cash) but we will have a solidarity fund for those who need it. Email [email protected] for more info on funds. Also, this pool is ADA compliant.

    From 2-2:45pm we will be talking shop. Agenda items include: planning for the June Socialist Night School covering Queer History, creating a petition drive for local bars to sign on as trans-inclusive spaces, and canvassing residents near the AISD PAC to help us shut down the homophobic church renting school property.

    From 2:45-3:30 we will kick back, enjoy the sun, the pool, and jam out to some queer anthems.

    Feel free to bring snacks and non alcoholic beverages! We will have a cooler with ice and water available.

    See more details

  • Homes Not Handcuffs Canvass to Decriminalize Homelessness

    May 26, 2019  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    1606 Nickerson St Apt B, Austin, TX 78704, USA

    Petition to sign & share:
    https://grassrootsleadership.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=80&reset=1

    Please let us know if you use a wheelchair or need any accommodations! We welcome people of all abilities in our canvassing.

    With over 2,000 people experiencing homelessness in our city, Austin has three city ordinances that criminalize the extreme poverty faced by those living without shelter.

    - No sit/no lie: prohibits sitting or lying in public.
    - No camping: prohibits camping in public.
    - No solicitation: prohibits asking for money in public or panhandling.

    A 9th circuit court ruling recently deemed similar ordinances cruel & unusual and thus unconstitutional, and for good reason. These ordinances criminalize those most profoundly harmed by capitalism and waste city resources on policing rather than housing our homeless community. When you have nowhere else to go because the number of people made homeless by skyrocketing rents far exceeds the number of shelter beds, the solution is not to push more of these folks into hiding where they are harder to reach and harder to help.

    Please join us in a canvass asking folks to urge city council to overturn these immoral ordinances. No canvassing experience or prior knowledge necessary - we will pair new folks with experienced canvassers, and we will have a training on the ordinances and talking points at the beginning. We have the chance to right an egregious wrong in our city - let's step up in solidarity with people experiencing homelessness.

    See more details

May 27, 2019
  • Health Justice Medicare For All Call

    May 27, 2019  7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
    Zoom Call

    Weekly Health Justice Medicare For All Zoom Call. See #healthjustice channel in Slack for details!

    See more details

May 28, 2019
May 30, 2019
  • Socialist Night School: Socialist History In Texas

    May 30, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Carver Branch, Austin Public Library, 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    This month's Socialist Night School is about Socialist History in Texas. Readings to come!

    See more details

June 3, 2019
  • Health Justice Medicare For All Call

    June 3, 2019  7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
    Zoom Call

    Weekly Health Justice Medicare For All Zoom Call. See #healthjustice channel in Slack for details!

    See more details

June 10, 2019
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    June 10, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

    See more details

  • Health Justice Medicare For All Call

    June 10, 2019  7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
    Zoom Call

    Weekly Health Justice Medicare For All Zoom Call. See #healthjustice channel in Slack for details!

    See more details

June 11, 2019
  • Feminist Action Committee meeting

    June 11, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    To be determined

    See more details

June 15, 2019
  • Mutual Aid Committee Meeting

    June 15, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    See more details

June 17, 2019
  • Health Justice Medicare For All Call

    June 17, 2019  7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
    Zoom Call

    Weekly Health Justice Medicare For All Zoom Call. See #healthjustice channel in Slack for details!

    See more details

June 18, 2019
  • General Meeting

    June 18, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Justin Ln, 2208, Austin, TX, United States

    See more details

June 20, 2019
  • Housing Committee Meeting

    June 20, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

    See more details

June 24, 2019
  • Socialist Night School: Reform vs. Revolution

    June 24, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Carver Branch, Austin Public Library, 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    Readings TBA!

    See more details

June 25, 2019

 

Austin DSA in Action