Who We Are

Monthly Chapter Meeting:

First Saturday of the month, 3-5pm
Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St.
Email: info@dsasantacruz.org  Call/text: (805) 399-2162
Find us on:  Facebook   |   Twitter

Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.
Democratic Socialists of America Santa Cruz was formed originally as a branch of the South San Francisco Bay Democratic Socialists of America chapter shortly after the 2016 presidential election. Because of our membership growth and our unique set of issue priorities that differ from the urban-based organization over the hill, DSA Santa Cruz voted to form its own organizing committee in the spring of 2017. We were formally recognized as a DSA chapter in October 2017.  Chapter Bylaws

Our meetings are normally held on the first Saturday of the month at 3 p.m., at the Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz.  We can be found on Social Media: On Facebook, go to our page here. On Twitter, we can be found here. For more information on DSA Santa Cruz, feel free to email us at info@dsasantacruz.org.