New York City Democratic Socialists is the NYC local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States with over 70,000 members (as of June 2020). NYC-DSA is run by its thousands of members and activists who are working together to build a democratic socialist organization in the five boroughs.
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. Please see our People’s Bailout for NY page to see a socialist vision for a response to the COVID-19 crisis.
We are socialists because we are opposed to an economy organized for private profit that produces 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 want to work together to develop a concrete strategy for achieving that vision, for achieving a transition to democratic socialism 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. And we believe that only democratic movements and socialist parties can lead the way to a better world.
The Ecosocialist Working Group organizes to build a greener more just New York City, New York State, country and world. We seek to rebuild our systems from extractive white supremacist capitalism to sustainability, social and racial justice. We amplify and build power with working class and BIPOC communities in the fight for climate justice. More about Ecosocialist Working Group ➡
The Debt & Finance Working Group organizes with people in debt to build power against the financial institutions and government entities that profit from our indebtedness. The Debt & Finance Working Group sees debtor organizing as a key to building bonds of solidarity across New York City, and an organizing effort that is critical to the broader struggle for democratic socialism. More about Debt & Finance Working Group ➡
Citywide Leadership Committee