Our Mission

Our mission is to establish democratic socialism as a political force in the United States and around the world by training and mobilizing socialist activists to participate in a vibrant and diverse socialist organization at both the local and the national level. DSA both educates the public about democratic socialist values and policies and builds progressive coalitions to win victories that move the U.S. and the world toward social democracy. In the near term, democratic socialists struggle for reforms that shift power and resources away from corporate elites and put them in the hands of ordinary citizens. In the long term, democratic socialists fight for a world in which all people share equally in the governing of the economic, political and cultural institutions and relationships that shape their lives.

Chicago DSA operates from a democratically agreed upon constitution which you can read here.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, please email info@chicagodsa.org

For media inquiries, please email cdsacomms@gmail.com


Chicago DSA has 3 geographical branches: a North Side Branch, a South Side Branch, and a West Cook Branch. Find out more about each branch below.

Working Groups

The heart of Chicago DSA is our working groups.  Through these small groups, we promote strategies and advance tactics in our communities that forward a working-class-centered politics of humanity and solidarity, effect positive change in Chicago’s neighborhoods, and build relationships with other organizations with similar values and goals. New working groups are also forming — there’s sure to be something that will let you get involved with the DSA in a way that speaks to your motivations. Find more information about them below, and check out the events calendar to find out when the next meeting is!