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 IBEW 520 Hall on March 22nd, 2018. 4818 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741

June 24, 2018
  • Crafting Party for Drag Prom

    June 24, 2018

    The Feminist Action Committee is hosting a crafting party for Drag Prom. Stay tuned for more details.

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June 28, 2018
  • Demand $300 Million for the Housing Bond!

    June 28, 2018  5:30 pm - 1:30 am
    Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    Join us at Austin City Hall to demand a $300 million Housing!

    Austin DSA has endorsed a $300 million housing bond to fund affordable housing and land acquisition. This is your chance to let your City Council know you support affordable housing for our working families.

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June 30, 2018
  • DSA Drag Prom

    June 30, 2018  8:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Spider House, 2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

    Queer Coalition is going to put on a fundraiser for Austin DSA and as a public outreach opportunity for QC. We'll be having a "Drag Prom" , Saturday June 30th at 8pm. Location TBD We're looking for a venue, volunteers, make up artists, folks willing to share outfits for a "Drag closet", and more. Please email [email protected] for more info!

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July 1, 2018
  • Healthy Texas Canvass

    July 1, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Texas State Employees Union, 1700 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA

    Come canvass with us! This is going to be the big kickoff of our Healthy Texas campaign. What better way to nurse your Drag Prom hangover than going door to door in July heat? Save the date!

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July 9, 2018
  • Leadership Committee Meeting

    July 9, 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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July 19, 2018
  • General Meeting

    July 19, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    IBEW Local Union 520, 4818 E Ben White Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78741, USA

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July 21, 2018
  • Housing Committee Book Group: Shadows of a Sun Belt City

    July 21, 2018  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    The housing committee and the Austin International Socialist Organization are co-hosting a discussion of Eliot Tretter's book "Shadows of a Sun Belt City", which reinterprets the story of Austin as an urban, "creative class" success story by exploring the racial and environmental underpinnings of the postindustrial knowledge economy. Tretter, who has written extensively on environmental justice and race in Austin, will be joining us via Skype. Email [email protected] to order the book at a discount. All are welcome to join!

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