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What is the Democratic Socialists of America?

"Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives."


- From the Democratic Socialists of America website


The Democratic Socialists of America is a national political and activist organization that seeks to join Americans in making changes that benefit all. With over 70,000 members and growing, the DSA has chapters that are active across the country. Members of the DSA are engaged in politics, social issues, mutual-aid, and many more activities which work to address the needs of the people. The Democratic Socialists of America welcome all people that embrace progressive and leftist politics regardless of race, sexual identity, ability, or religion who want to make a difference.

Find out more about the Democratic Socialists of America by visiting www.dsausa.org

What does DSACV do?

Please visit the Programs & Campaigns page for more information about DSACV's activities!

Why should I become a DSACV member?

As a 100% member-funded organization, our collective funds are used to run Programs & Campaigns like community assistance programs, labor and tenant organizing campaigns, trainings, outreach, electoral campaign assistance, and much more. As a democratic organization, our members have complete control over both our chapter goals and the strategy for achieving those goals. DSA membership gets you a vote in local chapter issues, a DSA National membership card, access to DSA National organizing resources, and a well-funded nationwide organization.

How do I join DSACV?

Please visit the Join Us page for information about becoming a DSACV member!

If you can't find what you're looking for, please check the National DSA FAQ site or email us at dsacoachellavalley@gmail.com.