PEOPLE OVER PROFIT

What is DSA?

Kansas City 

Chapter History

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States. DSA’s members are building progressive movements 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

  • empower ordinary people in workplaces and the economy

  • restructure gender and cultural relationships to be more equitable.

 

We are activists 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 people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism – a vision of a more free, democratic 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 both on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.

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. We are anti-capitalist and anti-fascist.

Currently, our active campaigns are:

  • Medicare-for-All

  • Prison Abolition

  • Marx Reading Group 

Don't see what you care about? Come to a monthly meeting any talk to our members about how you can get involved.