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!


April General Body Meeting Voting Items

The next general body meeting on April 16th will be our first voting GBM of the year! We have four different items on the agenda

  1. Approving new HGO’s
  2. Bylaws changes left over from the chapter convention
  3. Accessibility proposals
  4. Online voting bylaws change

You can review the full text of all items up for vote with our guide here

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, April 16, 2019. See our calendar for more events!

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2019
  • DSA Reading & Discussion Group Meeting

    April 25, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

    Meeting in the coffee shop!
    We will have another book report meeting. Each member will present a report on some book, article, video that has made an impression for group discussion.

    All DSA members welcome.

    See more details

April 28, 2019
  • Medicare for All BBQ and Canvass

    April 28, 2019  10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Dick Nichols District Park, 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin, TX 78749, USA

    Springtime is here and it's time to come together as an organization to finish the season strong in our fight for Medicare for All. We are going to have food and drink, training, and an update on the campaign before hitting the pavement. As always, if you've never canvassed before or aren't sure about all the details around Medicare for All, we'll make sure you're prepared and paired up with an experienced canvasser.

    The health insurance lobby has become unified in their pushback and they've successfully moved the Democratic candidates away from DSA's demands for complete M4A legislation. Come out and talk to our neighbors, help us tell them that DSA stands for five items in any M4A legislation:
    A Single Health Program - no patchwork of programs
    Comprehensive Coverage - EVERYTHING is covered, including mental healthcare, dental, and vision
    Free at the point of service - no copays, no premiums
    Universal Coverage - EVERYONE is covered
    Jobs - a jobs initiative and severance for those affected by the transition to government-run healthcare

    See more details

April 29, 2019
  • Socialist Night School: Social Housing

    April 29, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    The Populist Movement and the Socialist Movement in America. Readings TBA.

    See more details

  • Immigrant Rights Committee

    April 29, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Willie Mae Kirk Branch, Austin Public Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    See #immigrant-rights in slack for details

    See more details

  • Health Justice Medicare For All Call

    April 29, 2019  7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
    Zoom Cal

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

    See more details

May 1, 2019
  • May Day! Teachers' Strikes w. Eric Blanc

    May 1, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca St #200, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/522501971613072/

    The teachers' strike wave has reignited the flame of working class struggle around the country!

    Join us, Education Austin, Young Active Labor Leaders - YALL in Austin, and Underpaid at UT on International Workers' Day and hear from Eric Blanc! Eric has covered the strikes for Jacobin Magazine and is the author of "Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics" which will be out soon on Verso Books. https://www.versobooks.com/books/2955-red-state-revolt #redfored

    See more details

May 2, 2019
  • Tech Committee Meeting

    May 2, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Check #techcomm in Slack for details!

    See more details

  • EcoSocialist Working Group Meeting

    May 2, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Carver Branch, Austin Public Library, 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    We're continuing our discussions to plan campaigns and education events. Please come if you want to help contribute to outward-facing educational events and our upcoming general body meeting on the Green New Deal. We will also continue planning our campaign for Austin environmental justice. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions!

    See more details

May 6, 2019
  • Health Justice Medicare For All Call

    May 6, 2019  7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
    Zoom Cal

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

    See more details

May 12, 2019
  • Labor History and Resistance in the Age of Trump w. Fred Glass

    May 12, 2019  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca St #200, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/412142806291650/

    Join us and hear from Fred Glass, DSA member and former Communications Director of California Federation of Teachers! 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.

    See more details

May 13, 2019
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    May 13, 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

    May 13, 2019  7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
    Zoom Cal

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

    See more details

May 14, 2019
  • Feminist Action Committee meeting

    May 14, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    To be determined

    See more details

May 16, 2019
  • Housing Committee Meeting

    May 16, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

    See more details

May 18, 2019
  • Mutual Aid Committee Meeting

    May 18, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    See more details

May 20, 2019
  • Health Justice Medicare For All Call

    May 20, 2019  7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
    Zoom Cal

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

    See more details

May 21, 2019
  • General Meeting

    May 21, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Justin Ln, 2208, Austin, TX, United States

    See more details

 

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