The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States and the principal US affiliate of the Socialist International. 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. Because 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
- Redistribute wealth and decommodify basic needs
- Restructure gender and cultural relationships to be more equitable
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 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.