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, August 16th, 2018. 2208 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757 See our calendar for more events!

August 20, 2018
August 21, 2018
  • Health Justice Deep Dive

    August 21, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

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August 22, 2018
  • Political Education Working Group

    August 22, 2018  6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
    Little Walnut Creek Branch, Austin Public Library, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758, USA

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August 23, 2018
  • DSA Reading Group Meeting

    August 23, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    DSA reading/ discussion group will meet Thursday, August 23, 2018 at BOOKPEOPLE coffee shop at 7pm-8:30pm. We will discuss the book WHITE FRAGILITY, by Robin Diangelo.

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August 25, 2018
  • Free Socialism Now: Governance and Democracy in Reactionary Times

    August 25, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    IBEW Local Union 520, 4818 E Ben White Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78741, USA

    Trump is in office in the U.S.. Social democratic forces are in decline across Europe. Reactionary nationalist politics has assumed power in a number of nations around the world. Welfare provisions, social services, and the very concept of public life are all under attack. Radical electoral projects from Jackson to Greece have met major structural roadblocks. What is to be done?

    R.L. Stephens of DSA's National Political Committee, Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson, and Ariel Diliberto of Philly Socialists contend that there are no easy solutions. Rather, we must engage in the long-term work of building a popular movement for socialism.

    This means running projects in communities that serve people in ways that capitalism does not. Making radical demands and use our collective power to push them through. Creating politics that speaks to people's material needs. Exercising socialist values here and now, because people have to be able to see and feel the vision we're asking them to buy into. Learn how DSA, Cooperation Jackson, and Philly Socialists are doing this.

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August 26, 2018
  • Medicare For All Canvass

    August 26, 2018
    Texas State Employees Union, 1700 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA

    Join us for a big push to pressure Lloyd Doggett into signing on to HR 676 and the Medicare For All caucus in the house! More details to come.

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September 2, 2018
  • Williamson County DSA Meeting

    September 2, 2018
    Burros Tex Mex Bar and Grill, 900 E Palm Valley Blvd Suite 920, Round Rock, TX 78664, USA

    Join us at our monthly meeting where we strategize on how to building socialism in Williamson County !!

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September 6, 2018
  • Why BDS? Why Now?

    September 6, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Willie Mae Kirk Branch, Austin Public Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin, TX 78702, USA

    Join us as we hear from Dr. Roy Casagranda, Ph.D., Professor of Government at Austin Community College (, and President/Found of The Austin School for a talk on the "History of the Palestine-Israel Conflict and the Current Situation" and why BDS matters !!

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September 10, 2018
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    September 10, 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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