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.
2019 Chapter Convention
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.
In Feburary, Austin DSA’s city-wide canvassing for Paid Sick Days and Medicare for All proved to be a deciding factor in City Council’s vote to establish an ordinance that guarantees every worker in the city earned sick time.
The fight is far from over. Not only must we protect Paid Sick Days from the reactionary Texas Legislature, we must also continue the fight for universal Medicare for All. Learn more here (also available in Spanish).
Austin DSA endorses Prop A, a $250 million affordable housing bond on the ballot this November. Want to help us build homes for people, not for profit? Learn how at the Housing Committee page.
Ready to help make a difference?
The next general body meetings will be 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and the January 26, 2019 Convention! See our calendar for more events!
Housing Committee Meeting
January 17, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Austin Central Library Room 621, Austin Public Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Happy new year comrades! Join us at the first Housing Committee meeting of 2019 to start strategizing in earnest about the priorities we established back in December, including:
-- Partnering with ADAPT to disentangle supportive services from housing.
-- Launching a chapter-wide education effort around housing justice.
-- Collaborating with BASTA to support their tenant rights organizing.
-- Decriminalizing homelessness and helping build out the mutual aid working group's efforts around supporting people experiencing homelessness.
-- Developing a national housing campaign platform.
-- Outreach to allies on the ACC Board of Trustees and YDSA to build robust support for more affordable housing to be built on ACC-owned land.
We have a few other items that were of interest, so come share your perspective and help us build consensus as we move boldly forward.
Labor Committee Meeting
January 17, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- CLC updates
- Updates from local unions
- Discussing the first half (Up to Permeation & the Highjacking of the CIO) in the Rank & File Strategy (https://solidarity-us.org/pdfs/RFS.pdf)
Robert's Rules of Order Convention Training
January 21, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A training and discussion to help Austin DSA members be more well versed and comfortable with our parliamentary procedures for the Chapter Convention! The training should last around and hour, with the extra time allocated in case it is needed for questions.
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Austin DSA Annual Convention
January 26, 2019 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
900 Chicon (Huston-Tillotson), Austin, TX 78702, USA
Feminist Action Committee meeting
February 12, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
To be determined