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
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.
12:00 am

Empty Home Tax/ Yes on N! Canvass

Join your comrades in going door to door talking to your neighbors about Measure N (aka the Empty Home Tax) to raise millions of dollars for affordable housing in Santa Cruz! 
No experience necessary. We'll be there to train you and get you set up with any supplies that you might need and a comrade to walk with. You can use your phone or a printed list from the campaign. 

We've got 9 more weeks to go to win this! Lets keep fighting hard to make sure that Santa Cruz is a place where its workers can live, families can stay together, and to make this an inclusive place for all of us, and not just a gentrified play ground for the rich to get even richer! 

12:00 am

Labor Working Group Meeting

We're back in person! Outdoors at Lupulo this time, and planning to meet Mondays at 5 in general. 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.

1:00 am

Comms & Santa Cruz Left Working Group Meeting

We develop and publish content to various media. We collaborate with other working groups to make sure they get the resources they need for getting their message out. We also manage communication within the group regarding upcoming meetings and actions.

12:00 am

Empty Home Tax Lit Drop Day!

Join your comrades to do a lit drop for the empty home tax! If you haven’t had a chance to plug into the campaign yet, or have felt intimidated about jumping in to going door to door canvassing, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join in. All that’s required in doing a lit drop is picking up fliers and then dropping them off door to door in a neighborhood. It’s a great way to get involved with the campaign and build up your confidence to start canvassing. We’ll be meeting at the Tabby Cat Cafe to pick up supplies and then hit the town together.

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