We are socialists because we reject an economic order based on private profit, alienated labor, gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on race and sex, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo. We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships. We are socialists because we are developing a concrete strategy for achieving that vision, for building a majority movement that will make democratic socialism a reality in America. We believe that such a strategy must acknowledge the class structure of American society and that this class structure means that there is a basic conflict of interest between those sectors with enormous economic power and the vast majority of the population. -- Where We Stand
Welcome to the Olympia chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. DSA is the nation's largest socialist organization with over 55,000 members across the US. We believe that the economy should be managed democratically, for the benefit of all people, and not for the wealthy few. We are not an electoral party, although many of our members work to support the elections of socialists like Bernie Sanders either as independents or on the Democratic Party ticket. We as organize working people to fight for our own interests in the workplace, in the home, and in society through a range of means, from unionization, to education, to mutual aid, to voting. If you are interested in learning more about DSA's national organization, please visit the website at dsausa.org. You can also join or pay your dues at dsausa.org/join.
Our Local has been working since the end of 2016 to create an organized political force for those who want politics to serve the many. We have Working Groups either developing or actively implementing strategies for socialist action on immigration, public internet, mutual aid, tax equity, housing, and labor.
Some of the specific work of our local over the last year:
Is there something missing from that list that we're not working on? Of course there is! We rely on the energy and commitment of our members to power our work. If there is a campaign to expand worker's rights and power in our community you would like to help organize, let us know! Our ability to fight and win comes entirely from people who volunteer their time and energy to building a better society.