We are the St. Louis Democratic Socialists of America!

Our Mission:

Create a more equitable world by establishing socialism as a political force

We Believe:

Our government and economy should operate, through social ownership, for the benefit of all

A Message from the Executive Committee:

IMPORTANT—Join Our Webinar to Protect Public Schools!

Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Members of the St. Louis community, welcome! Here at STL DSA, we have two major events coming up this week and we hope everyone can attend. First, tomorrow is our February Chapter Meeting, at 7pm via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to learn about the campaigns and priorities our chapter is working on—and how you can get involved. RSVP here!

Second, on Wednesday night, STL DSA is hosting:
Millions for the Rich, Pennies for Our Kids: The Role of Big Development Tax Breaks in Defunding Our Schools

We are very excited about this webinar and strongly encourage everyone to attend and invite any guests who are concerned about public education in our city—and how privatization and the capitalist class are trying to destroy it. Joining us will be Ray Cummings, President of American Federation of Teachers Local 420, Megan Green, 15th Ward Alderperson, Gerry Connolly, Tax Incentive expert, and Dorothy Rohde Collins, President of the St. Louis City Board of Education.

Finally, if you have not yet signed the People First Budget petition to demand our local politicians prioritize people over profits for big businesses, we ask that you take a few minutes to read over and submit this petition.

#StandWithSLPS

A few weeks ago, we voted to join the Solidarity With SLPS (St. Louis Public Schools) Coalition. St. Louis continually closes public schools while opening new charter schools, causing further inequality in educational opportunities. The Solidarity With SLPS coalition calls on St. Louis city to put a moratorium on adding new charter schools in order to protect our public schools. We encourage all members to sign the petition!

Upcoming Events:

SocFem Working Group Meeting

Tue, Mar 9 | 6:30 p.m. | RSVP

Demand a People First Budget in 2021!

For decades, the working class, poor, and people of color have long suffered the effects of austerity and cuts to public services while the wealthy have gotten richer and more powerful. In order to pass a People First Budget, St. Louis DSA demands the following of local politicians to

  1. NO cuts to public services EXCEPT police and jails.
  2. Veto or vote no on ANY legislation that privatizes a publicly owned utility or asset -- selling OR leasing.
  3. Support legislation that protects publicly owned utilities and assets.

Chapter Priorities

Our chapter has passed some resolutions establishing certain chapter priorities.

If you're new to DSA, please sign up to help in one or more using the form below.