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The Kansas City chapter of DSA held it's first meeting in January 2017. Since then, we've been building a local, socialist community that works toward the liberation of all people. Ready to join? Click here.

What is DSA?

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States. DSA’s members are building a movement for social change while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in American communities and politics.


At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. As we are unlikely to see an immediate end to capitalism tomorrow, DSA fights for reforms today that will weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of working people. For example, we support reforms that:

  • decrease the influence of money in politics

  • build worker and tenant power on the job and at home

  • protect people from exploitation on the basis of gender, citizenship status, and race

We are committed to democracy as not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society. Our vision is of a society in which ordinary people have decision-making power in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism – a vision of a more free and humane society.

We are socialists because we reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.

We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based on building working class power to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful labor, a healthy ecosystem, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.

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