The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States. We believe that the economy should be run democratically, by working people, to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are an activist organization, not a political party. We oppose all forms of oppression, including those based on race, immigration status, ethnicity, religion, ability, gender, and sexuality. In local chapters around the country, DSA members are building movements for social change and establishing a democratic socialist presence in American communities and politics.
Meetings are generally the first Saturday of the month, 10 am – noon at Ant Hall (2320 Caniff, Hamtramck). We are currently meeting online to protect the health and safety of our members.
The heart of Detroit DSA is our working groups. Through these small groups, we promote strategies and advance tactics in our communities that move forward a working-class-centered politics of humanity and solidarity, effect positive change in the metro Detroit area, and build relationships with other organizations with similar values and goals. There are also sometimes ad hoc groups that form to take on specific tasks. There’s sure to be something that will let you get involved with the DSA in a way that speaks to your motivations. Follow our events page or send an email to the working group address to keep up with upcoming meetings and actions.
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Standing Committees are permanent subcommittees of the Steering Committee. These committees help administrate, plan, and guide major Chapter activities such as fundraising, membership engagement or electoral work.
Builds and maintains the various lines of communication of the MDDSA.
Organizes direct action events and campaigns and identifies possible actions.
Education and Policy
Responsible for the political education and policy research of the Chapter.
Coordinates the electoral activities and campaigns of the Chapter.
Responsible for managing, coordinating, and assisting fundraising efforts for the Chapter, Branches, working groups, and committees.
Responsible for the oversight and implementation of a member engagement system that may engage in recruitment, onboarding, or engaging members with Chapter projects and initiatives.
Rules & Bylaws
Assists the Chapter in drafting and maintaining necessary rules and amendments to bylaws.
Coordinates the technology needs of the Chapter like overseeing cyber-security or programming.
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