The DSA works at both the national and local levels, doing a combination of strategic nationwide planning and local actions. Every DSA member, regardless of location, pays annual dues to the national organization. Optionally, St. Louis DSA supporters can also choose to donate directly to the local St. Louis DSA chapter. That money stays local and allows STL DSA to spend our resources on local campaigns and programs.
*Note: Membership in National DSA gives you full membership rights, including voting rights, in StL DSA. Donating locally does not give you any additional rights or privileges in the organization, but it does help us build power!