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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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

July 25, 2019
  • Socialist Housing Education - How to Start A Housing Co-Op

    July 25, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    1905 Nueces St, Austin, Texas 78705

    The DSA Austin Housing Committee invites you to join us for a year-long series of events on socialism and housing. The events are designed to be educational, engaging, and personal as we learn about a variety of housing topics, demystify housing politics, and grapple with what a socialist approach to housing justice looks like.

    Following our Socialist Night School event in May, we are continuing with an event on cooperative housing. If you live in Austin, it's likely that you know somebody who lives in a housing co-op. But what are housing co-ops? What problems do they solve? And how do we get more of them?

    Join Austin DSA in collaboration with the Austin Cooperative Business Association and College Houses to learn about the intersection between socialism and cooperative housing. We will cover a brief history, talk housing politics, and also walk through a rough overview of how to establish a housing co-op in Austin.

    This is a very broad topic which covers a variety of housing types, and as we continue to shape the conversation around housing justice we have a great opportunity to learn from our partners at the forefront of this discussion. Invite your friends and let's learn how to subtract landlords from the equation and live cooperatively.

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July 28, 2019
  • Green New Deal Canvass

    July 28, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    2312 Rogge Ln, Austin, TX 78723, USA

    We're canvassing Austin neighborhoods about the climate emergency and what we can do about it right now. We're moving the City to engage in a massive Green New Deal mobilization to end burning of fossil fuels for Austin's energy utility. Green New Deal = Zero Carbon. We're talking with our neighbors about how Austin's gas and coal plants pollute neighborhoods, raise asthma rates, emit deadly greenhouse gases and encourage the dirty, dangerous fracking industry and the abuse of Texas land and people. And we're giving them ideas for how to change it all! Join us!

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July 29, 2019
  • Immigrant Rights Committee Monthly Meeting

    July 29, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Wildflower Church, 1314 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704, USA

    Join the Immigrant Rights Committee as we take nominations for a new co chair and plan for a fundraiser that we'll be hosting at the end of August.

    Accessibility information: Wildflower is adjacent to a bus station and has ample parking. The church is accessible to people with mobility impairments and has accessible bathrooms.

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July 30, 2019
  • Zoom Call: Plan VDR Training/DSA Campaigns/Bernie 2020 Meeting

    July 30, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    https://zoom.us/j/642275173

    Austin DSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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August 9, 2019
  • DSA Socialist Hour!

    August 9, 2019  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Black Star Co-op, 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752, USA

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August 13, 2019
  • Before Roe vs. Now: organizing for reproductive justice, a panel discussion | Feminist Action Committee

    August 13, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    IBEW Local Union 520, 4818 E Ben White Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78741, USA

    Panel to discuss women’s status before Roe v. Wade. The organizing behind the push for abortion access and the organizing behind bringing Roe to the Supreme Court.

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August 20, 2019
  • General Meeting

    August 20, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Justin Ln, 2208, Austin, TX, United States

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