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.

Convention 2020 is coming up and you can be apart of it!

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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.

Ready to help make a difference?

The next general body meeting will be 6:45PM-8:30PM at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. See our calendar for more events!

Upcoming Events

January 17, 2020
  • Neighborhood Canvass for Heidi and Bernie in Far West

    January 17, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Epoch Coffee, 3900 Far W Blvd, Austin, TX 78731, USA

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  • January Karaoke Caucus

    January 17, 2020  10:00 pm - 1:00 am
    The Hole in the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Do you hear the people sing? Join Austin DSA's karaoke caucus in the Hole in the Wall back bar. People may enter through the San Antonio St. (back bar) entrance, but there are stairs. This event is accessible through a Guadalupe street (front bar) entrance. The bathrooms are accessible.

    The Hole in the Wall is across the street from the northbound Guadalupe/Dean Keeton bus stop and just south of the southbound 26th and Guadalupe St. bus stop, as well as the UT Dean Keeton Station.

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January 18, 2020
  • M4A National Week of Action: Canvass for Heidi/Bernie, 1st Shift

    January 18, 2020  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Eastwoods Neighborhood Park, 3001 Harris Park Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Medicare for All is a bill proposed by Pramila Jayapal & Bernie Sanders that would eliminate the for-profit private health insurance industry and use the billions in profits that industry pocketed for shareholders to provide quality healthcare for every resident in the US - with no copayments, no deductibles, no out-of-pocket costs. Come to learn more about this amazing proposal and how we can work together to win it.

    Heidi Sloan is a farmer transitioning people out of homelessness, a former public school teacher for kids with disabilities, and a community organizer running for US Congress in TX-25. She led an 18-month campaign to move Congressional Rep. Lloyd Doggett to sign onto the House Medicare For All bill, and now she is continuing the fight to win real healthcare for all by knocking on doors and spreading the word!

    We are going to be talking to our neighbors about this transformative program. We provide training and pair newcomers with experienced canvassers. Refreshments will be provided.

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  • M4A National Week of Action: Canvass for Heidi/Bernie, 2nd Shift

    January 18, 2020  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Eastwoods Neighborhood Park, 3001 Harris Park Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Medicare for All is a bill proposed by Pramila Jayapal & Bernie Sanders that would eliminate the for-profit private health insurance industry and use the billions in profits that industry pocketed for shareholders to provide quality healthcare for every resident in the US - with no copayments, no deductibles, no out-of-pocket costs. Come to learn more about this amazing proposal and how we can work together to win it.

    Heidi Sloan is a farmer transitioning people out of homelessness, a former public school teacher for kids with disabilities, and a community organizer running for US Congress in TX-25. She led an 18-month campaign to move Congressional Rep. Lloyd Doggett to sign onto the House Medicare For All bill, and now she is continuing the fight to win real healthcare for all by knocking on doors and spreading the word!

    We are going to be talking to our neighbors about this transformative program. We provide training and pair newcomers with experienced canvassers. Refreshments will be provided.

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  • Mutual Aid Committee Meeting

    January 18, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    812 E 31st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Join us at the January Mutual Aid Committee meeting! We are really excited to have a big meeting this month with lots of new DSA members and first-time MAC-ers!

    Agenda will be posted soon!

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January 19, 2020
  • M4A National Week of Action: Canvass for Heidi/Bernie

    January 19, 2020  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Eastwoods Neighborhood Park, 3001 Harris Park Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Medicare for All is a bill proposed by Pramila Jayapal & Bernie Sanders that would eliminate the for-profit private health insurance industry and use the billions in profits that industry pocketed for shareholders to provide quality healthcare for every resident in the US - with no copayments, no deductibles, no out-of-pocket costs. Come to learn more about this amazing proposal and how we can work together to win it.

    Heidi Sloan is a farmer transitioning people out of homelessness, a former public school teacher for kids with disabilities, and a community organizer running for US Congress in TX-25. She led an 18-month campaign to move Congressional Rep. Lloyd Doggett to sign onto the House Medicare For All bill, and now she is continuing the fight to win real healthcare for all by knocking on doors and spreading the word!

    We are going to be talking to our neighbors about this transformative program. We provide training and pair newcomers with experienced canvassers. Refreshments will be provided.

    See more details

January 20, 2020
  • M4A National Week of Action: Canvass for Heidi/Bernie

    January 20, 2020  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Eastwoods Neighborhood Park, 3001 Harris Park Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Medicare for All is a bill proposed by Pramila Jayapal & Bernie Sanders that would eliminate the for-profit private health insurance industry and use the billions in profits that industry pocketed for shareholders to provide quality healthcare for every resident in the US - with no copayments, no deductibles, no out-of-pocket costs. Come to learn more about this amazing proposal and how we can work together to win it.

    Heidi Sloan is a farmer transitioning people out of homelessness, a former public school teacher for kids with disabilities, and a community organizer running for US Congress in TX-25. She led an 18-month campaign to move Congressional Rep. Lloyd Doggett to sign onto the House Medicare For All bill, and now she is continuing the fight to win real healthcare for all by knocking on doors and spreading the word!

    We are going to be talking to our neighbors about this transformative program. We provide training and pair newcomers with experienced canvassers. Refreshments will be provided.

    See more details

January 21, 2020
  • Neighborhood Canvass for Heidi and Bernie in East Austin

    January 21, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    1174 Curve St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

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  • General Meeting - Open to All!

    January 21, 2020  6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Parish Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection: 2008 Justin Ln. Austin, Texas 78757

    We meet at the Parish Hall on the east side of their property. Look for the DSA banner and groups of friendly socialists!

    Agenda will be available one week prior to the meeting.

    Questions? DM us on Facebook or reach out at [email protected]

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January 22, 2020
January 23, 2020
  • Neighborhood Canvass for Heidi and Bernie in Hyde Park

    January 23, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    1400 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78722, USA

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January 24, 2020
  • Neighborhood Canvass for Heidi and Bernie in Far West

    January 24, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Epoch Coffee, 3900 Far W Blvd, Austin, TX 78731, USA

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January 25, 2020
  • Austin DSA Chapter Convention

    January 25, 2020  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Huston-Tillotson University

    Check out the convention website for details: https://sites.google.com/view/atxconvention2020/home

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  • Convention Afterparty

    January 25, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    TBD

    Come relax and hang out with comrades after a long day of learning and democracy!

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January 27, 2020
  • Neighborhood Canvass for Heidi and Bernie in West Campus

    January 27, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    3607 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

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January 28, 2020
  • Neighborhood Canvass for Heidi and Bernie in Hyde Park

    January 28, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    411 E 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751, USA

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  • Labor Committee Meeting

    January 28, 2020  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Austin DSA is sending radicals to LaborNotes 2020 in Chicago! Let's talk about how to fundraise

    Additionally, we will be planning our Secrets of a Successful Organizer workshop

    And of course as always there will be free time at the end to talk about workplace and union organizing issues! Hope to see y'all there!

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January 29, 2020
  • Phonebank Voters for Heidi & Bernie

    January 29, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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January 30, 2020
  • Neighborhood Canvass for Heidi and Bernie in East Austin

    January 30, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    1174 Curve St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

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January 31, 2020
  • Neighborhood Canvass for Heidi and Bernie in Hyde Park

    January 31, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    5011 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751, USA

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February 1, 2020
  • Labor Canvass for Heidi Shift I

    February 1, 2020  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Allen Park, 6413 Westside Dr, Austin, TX 78731, USA

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  • Labor Canvass for Heidi Shift II

    February 1, 2020  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Allen Park, 6413 Westside Dr, Austin, TX 78731, USA

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February 2, 2020
  • Heidi/Bernie Big Ass Canvass III

    February 2, 2020  11:00 pm - 3:00 am
    Dick Nichols District Park, 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin, TX 78749, USA

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February 4, 2020
  • Immigrant Rights Committee Monthly Meeting

    February 4, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wildflower Church, 1314 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704, USA

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February 5, 2020
  • Phonebank Voters for Heidi & Bernie

    February 5, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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February 6, 2020
  • Ecosoc Working Group

    February 6, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702, USA

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February 11, 2020
  • Feminist Action Committee Meeting

    February 11, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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February 12, 2020
  • Phonebank Voters for Heidi & Bernie

    February 12, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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