Who We Are

Boston DSA is the Eastern MA chapter of Democratic Socialists of America.


We are working against the oppressive capitalist system in its many forms. We see these oppressions — economic inequality, patriarchy, white supremacy, to name a few — as interlinked, intersecting, and inseparable.


Join us in building mass movements for the world we deserve and growing an openly socialist presence in communities and politics in the Greater Boston Area.


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Join a 2023 Chapter Priority Campaign

Boston DSA members vote on organizing campaigns to prioritize and focus on every year. Our 2023 campaigns are “We Keep Us Safe: Growing Direct Action, Safety & Security in Our Community” and “Expanding Socialists in Office Committees.” Learn more about our priorities and get involved today.

Join a BDSA Working Group

Boston DSA’s working groups carry out the external political work of the chapter. Working groups are centered strategies such as labor organizing (supporting striking workers and educators) or socialist electoral politics (challenging the legislative system). Learn about the working groups and find your organizing home within the chapter.

Recent Endorsements

Medicare for All testimony

Boston DSA endorses the Massachusetts Medicare for All bills H.1239 & S.744, and submitted the following written testimony of the bill: Dear Chair Friedman, Chair Lawn, and members of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, We are the Boston chapter of the...

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Upcoming Events

  • May 2024 Chapter Orientation

    May 19, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    New to Boston DSA? Not sure how to get started? Not a member yet, but looking to dip your toe in? Or maybe you're a not-so-new member, but haven't been active in a while? Welcome! Join us via Zoom for a Chapter Orientation.

    Comrades from our Membership Committee will walk you through the chapter's structure, answer questions, facilitate discussion about socialist organizing in Boston, discuss our Chapter's current priorities and projects, and help you get plugged in and involved in fighting back locally against capitalism.

    *Link to RSVP on ActionNetwork:* https://actionnetwork.org/events/may-2024-chapter-orientation

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  • BUGWU Commencement Picket

    May 19, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Nickerson Field, 1010 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA, 02215

    Members of Boston University Graduate Workers Union (BUGWU, SEIU-509) have been on strike for almost eight weeks. As they enter the end of the semester, BUGWU is calling on their allies in the labor movement to join them as they picket BU’s commencement ceremony. The picket will be celebratory — offering well wishes to the undergraduate students that they taught — while also calling on BU to take their demands seriously and bargain with the union in good faith.

    Date: Sunday, May 19th

    Time: 11am-3pm

    Location: Near Nickerson Field, 1010 Commonwealth Ave, Boston.

    If you’re not able to make it to the demonstration in person, you can also show your support for graduate workers by donating to their hardship fund or sharing their content on Instagram and Twitter @gradworkersofbu .

    *Link to RSVP on ActionNetwork:* https://actionnetwork.org/events/bugwu-commencement-picket

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