By the People.
For the People.

We are building working-class power both in and outside of City Hall to organize our community around human prosperity, not corporate bottom lines.

Putting Our Community First

Santa Cruz was once deemed "The Leftmost City," celebrated as a "deviant case" from the typical real estate and development interests power that permeates the United States. 30 years on, that vision of Santa Cruz has all but vanished: ever-increasing rents, pervasive housing insecurity, and dwindling community culture have been the consequence of a city council controlled by establishment Democrats–and by proxy–the real estate industry.

Now, more than ever, we need to build socialist organization that is not beholden to Democratic Party donors and capitalist class interests. That means building worker power! Tenant power! Student power! Community power!

While capitalism concentrates wealth and power in the hands of the few, socialists want collective, democratic ownership of our economy and decision-making power in the hands of workers— not private individuals or the state.

Upcoming Events & Actions

This Month
1:00 am

Labor Working Group

Socialists have long held that labor is key in overthrowing capitalism. The Labor Working Group is organizing working people in Santa Cruz to build power on the shop floor. We are currently mapping where DSA Santa Cruz members work, what their working conditions are, and where organizing possibilities exist. Contact for meeting location and working group information.
1:00 am

BDS & Palestinian solidarity Working Group

Join us for a coalition meeting of local Palestinian solidarity groups and organizers. Find out what local actions are being planned, connect with campus organizers with Students for Justice in Palestine, and learn how you can participate in fighting US and Israeli imperialism.   It will also be a chance to get plugged in to local organizing in support of the nationwide DSA campaign, No Appetit for Apartheid- which encourages grocery stores to commit to not stocking products of Israeli companies and other companies that are complicit in the occupation.  Can't make the meeting but still want to be involved in upcoming events?  Email:
10:00 pm

Monthly Membership Meeting

Our monthly meeting where we discuss the general business of the chapter. 

Log in at 2:30 for a new/returning member orientation.

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5:00 pm

"Love Boat" mutual aid distribution

Weekly distribution of food, hygiene and first aid supplies to the unhoused community in Santa Cruz. We aim to build networks of social solidarity between the housed and the unhoused to effectively combat anti-homeless politics and meet essential needs. Please contact for location information if you would like to join us.

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