Freedom, Equality, Solidarity

The Olympia Local of the Democratic Socialists of America

We are the local chapter of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States. We are working in Olympia and the South Sound to empower working people and create a more free and equal world, whether that is through universal healthcare, housing for all, or strong, democratic unions.

We hold our general membership meetings on the third Saturday of every month, at 4pm at 119 Washington St in downtown Olympia. People who are new to DSA are welcome, but we encourage folks who are interested to reach out to us ahead of time at dsaolympia@gmail.com. That way, we can provide some orientation and maybe meet in person head of time, either for a quick meeting over coffee or at one of our monthly Socials.

Socialist Socials

Members, new and old, and anyone interested in the Local are encouraged to come to our monthly Socialist Socials, at Vic's Pizzaria (223 Division St NW, Olympia) at 6pm on the second Friday of the month. A great time to get to know your fellow socialists, have good conversations, and good food!

DSA National Convention

DSA will be holding our biannual Convention in Atlanta in the first weekend in August. Any DSA member in good standing may stand for election as a delegate to the Convention from the Local Chapter. To learn more, visit https://www.dsausa.org/national-convention/

If you would like more information or if you are interested in joining and would like a chance to meet one of our organizers, please contact us at dsaolympia@gmail.com.

Support Social Housing for Thurston County

The Olympia DSA Social Housing Working Group has drafted an open letter to the Thurston County Housing Authority asking them to incorporate a vision for expanding social housing as part of their long-term planning. We want our Housing Authority to be using its existing powers to build and operate publicly owned housing that will be permanently affordable, rather than relying on subsidies to private developers who are only obligated to maintain reasonable rents for a matter of years.

Creating and steadily expanding a supply of publicly owned, good quality housing would help stabilize and moderate rent, provide revenue that can subsidize low-income housing, and help make it possible to realize the goal of housing for everyone.

If you would like to sign, use this form!