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 Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. 2208 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757 See our calendar for more events!

September 20, 2018
  • General Meeting

    September 20, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Justin Ln, 2208, Austin, TX, United States

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September 21, 2018
  • Karaoke Caucus 1 Year Anniversary

    September 21, 2018  10:00 pm - 1:00 am
    The Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Join us in the Hole in the Wall back bar for the one year anniversary of Austin DSA's much beloved karaoke caucus!

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September 22, 2018
  • Labor History and Resistance in the Age of Trump

    September 22, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    IBEW Local Union 520, 4818 E Ben White Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78741, USA

    This talk will provide an overview of a few key events from the history of the labor movement, leading to some ideas about what working class tactics and strategies are most relevant to activism and movement politics today. Video clips will enhance the spoken word, and time will remain for discussion.

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September 23, 2018
  • Housing Bond Canvass - Prop A Victory Day

    September 23, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    IBEW Local Union 520, 4818 E Ben White Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78741, USA

    Come out to help Austin DSA win the historic $250m Affordable Housing Bond Prop A vote in November! We're looking to make sure this is a landslide victory so that we can build upon it and push for larger housing equity efforts in the future, and this canvass will be the first of a few larger canvass Victory Days for which DSA's Housing Committee is pushing for a huge turnout. We have to mobilize as many folks as possible to reach everyone we are hoping to talk to, so if you've been considering attending one of our canvasses this is a great one to start with. We will have training along with coffee and breakfast that morning. Please come, bring your friends and family, and be a part of housing justice history in our city.

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September 24, 2018
  • Accounting/Legal Grunt Work Meeting

    September 24, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Genuine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA

    The chapter is growing and the movement is getting stronger. Now it's time to add to the foundation and make this chapter last for generations. If you have any interest in setting up the chapter's "back-office" while using your Legal, Bookkeeping, and/or Administrative skills, come join us to brainstorm ideas on how to make socialism win at everything!

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  • Immigrant Rights Committee Meeting

    September 24, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Genuine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA

    Join us at our monthly meeting to discuss our Immigrant Rights work, including the upcoming DSA fundraiser for the women detained at Hutto.

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October 4, 2018
  • Celebrating The Life of Glenn Scott

    October 4, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    It goes without saying that Glenn Scott was a soul unlike her other. She had a tenacity, kindness and spunk that was unrivaled and the world was better for having her in it.

    With Glenn’s family’s blessing, we have organized a march and candlelight vigil to celebrate and honor her life.

    Please join us at Austin City Hall where we will meet at the steps outside the main building. From there, we will march to the South Steps of the Capitol for a candlelit vigil. Please note: wax candles are strictly forbidden on the Capitol Grounds; please bring electronic candles if possible.

    This is open to comrades, friends, family and all who knew Glenn and want to join together to honor and celebrate her memory.

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  • Ecosocialism - Preliminary Meeting Part II

    October 4, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    Agenda TBD

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October 8, 2018
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    October 8, 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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October 18, 2018
  • General Meeting

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

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