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:

Abortion Access Fund-a-Thon Has Been Extended!

Posted: May 10, 2021

This past week, the National Network of Abortion Funds announced that they were extending the Abortion Access Fund-a-Thon! While STL DSA’s Socialist Feminist Working Group has already raised more than $8,000 in funds and achieved top-team status for Missouri Abortion Fund’s campaign this year, this extension means there’s still time to make a donation to those who need abortions and supportive care and help our team stay in the lead.

Remember, these funds directly support abortion seekers in Missouri, as well as Missourians seeking abortions throughout the United States. As abortion access is increasingly under attack at the local, state, and federal levels, it is more important than ever to join the fight for reproductive justice.

Join the Fight to Pass the PRO Act

The fight to pass the PRO Act continues. Congress is currently debating the passage of the PRO Act, which if passed, would be one of the most consequential pro-labor bills since the New Deal.

Currently, DSA has a massive phone banking campaign going on to apply pressure to Congress, but we need extra help! DSA needs to raise funds to keep phone banking moving, so if you can afford to do so, please donate here. If you want to help out by making calls, please sign up for a phone-banking shift here.

Communications Committee Elects New Co-Chairs and Commits to 2021 Goals

Multiple new co-chairs were elected at the March General Chapter Meeting, including Katie Davis and Konstantin Podleski as the two new Communications Committee Co-Chairs.

Both the co-chairs and the larger Communications Committee membership have committed to these goals for the 2021 year:

  • Streamline and reorganize the processes by which STL DSA members can submit requests and stay informed about ongoing projects. This will include a new communications request form and a new content calendar.
  • Prioritize bringing more STL DSA members into the committee and engage more with them on what types of projects they want to be involved with, how they most want to contribute, and any additional skills they want to learn.
  • Put more emphasis behind social-media efforts and recruit more committee members to help on this front.
  • Work to become more proactive in STL DSA’s approach to communications, developing a foundation by which the committee can both work on requests and on more creative endeavors. 

If you have any interest in joining or helping out with the Communications Committee and its goals this year - whether through social media, graphic design, writing, editing, PR work or anything else - please reach out to Katie and Konstantin at comms@stldsa.org.

2021 DSA Convention: Attend a Pre-Convention Conference; Self-Nominate to Be a Delegate

https://convention2021.dsausa.org, “From the Ashes of the Old: Socialism for a New Tomorrow,” is online-only and takes place Sunday August 1, through Sunday, August 8.

All members in good standing can both register to attend one of the many pre-convention conferences, as well as self-nominate to be a delegate representing STL DSA at the national convention. Note, you don’t have to be a convention delegate to attend a pre-convention conference.

If you’re interested in attending one of the pre-convention conferences, be aware, each event has a different registration deadline. Registration is already closed for the conferences on Saturday, May 15, and Saturday, May 22.

Those wanting to self-nominate to be a delegate at the national convention must do so before the May Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, May 25.

Upcoming Events:

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.