Welcome to DSA-LA, We’re so excited to have you!
Welcome to the fastest-growing socialist organization in the country. We need you (and your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors) to pitch in, show up, and drag a new world into being. There’s no time to lose, and everything to win.
Democratic Socialists of America is a grassroots, multi-tendency, socialist organization committed to the radical deepening of democracy and freedom in every aspect of our lives. Our goal is a society liberated from oppression, using tactics rooted in a realistic understanding of how to build political power and challenge entrenched structures. With over 75,000 members, DSA is the largest socialist organization in the United States and poised to be a significant force in the resurgence of a popular socialist movement. DSA is not a political party, nor is it a movement that has a narrow, unchanging view of how to achieve our collective political goals, but rather it’s a collection of organizers with the ultimate goal of building our member’s collective power and organizing skills at the hyperlocal level, while acting together as a cohesive body against capitalism.
The principal goal of DSA is the complete elimination of capitalist modes of economic organization and all interrelated forms of oppression. DSA members typically believe that capitalism is inseparable from racism, misogyny, ableism, anti-LGBTQ+ violence, classism, and the myriad intersecting forms of oppression we experience and witness on a daily basis.
Democratic socialists believe our economy and society should exist not to make profits for a few, but to meet human needs and foster true equality.
All of our chapter’s members are volunteers. We are workers, students, and retirees. We are various ages, races, and genders. We have diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills. We engage with the work, contributing our time and labor each as we are able. Some are veteran activists and some of us are just beginning. We share a vision of a just and equitable society, and we are building power across Los Angeles (and beyond!) to achieve that vision.