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

Endorsement: Justice for Arif Sayed Faisal

Endorsement: Justice for Arif Sayed Faisal

On Wednesday, January 4th, Cambridge police shot and killed 20 year old Cambridge resident, Arif Sayed Faisal, as he was experiencing a mental health crisis. We stand in solidarity and comfort for his family and community as they mourn his unjustified death. Give what...

Solidarity with Railroad Workers

Solidarity with Railroad Workers

For years, railroad companies have cut costs to drive up profits for shareholders, leaving workers to bear the consequences. Rail workers' pay has stagnated despite increasing workloads, long hours, and a lack of paid sick time. The Biden administration is forcing a...

Related News & Updates

January 2023 Update from “We Keep Us Safe” Priority

January 2023 Update from “We Keep Us Safe” Priority

With the selection of the We Keep Us Safe priority for 2023,  your friendly neighborhood DADS (the Direct Action, De-escalation and Security committee) have been busy at work stretching our existing systems of safety and security to other community groups. As you may...

Upcoming Events

  • December 2023 Chapter Orientation

    December 10, 2023 @ 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/december-2023-chapter-orientation-2

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  • Capital Reading Group

    December 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Come read Capital with comrades! Boston DSA's Political Education Working Group is hosting a Capital Reading Group, open to all DSA members. We will be meeting monthly on Zoom and reading Ben Fowkes' translation (please reach out for an e-copy!).

    If you are interested in attending, please reach out to education@bostondsa.org

    The dates for the reading group are:
    5/21/23 - 1-3pm
    6/11/23 - 1-3pm
    7/16/23 - 1-3pm
    8/13/23 - 1-3pm
    9/17/23 - 1-3pm
    10/1/23 - 1-3pm
    11/5/23 - 1-3pm
    12/10/23 - 1-3pm
    1/14/24 - 1-3pm
    2/11/24 - 1-3pm
    3/17/24 - 1-3pm
    4/14/24 - 1-3pm


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