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
9:00 pm

Games with Comrades!

Games with Comrades will take place at Joy's house on the Westside, 1123 Escalona Drive. We will have well-ventilated indoor and outdoor spaces for play. If you are not vaccinated or have the sniffles, please wear a mask.  We will have a selection of games and snacks, but please bring either to share if you'd like. Accessibility notes: there are cats and incense users in the house, There are two small steps to get up to the front entry and the main space. Access to step-free back yard and downstairs play table (2 inch threshold)  around the corner via Olive St. driveway.
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.
1:00 am

Labor Working Group

1:30 am

Tenant Organizing Committee

SEIU Local 521, 517 Mission St B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USAThe Tenant Organizing Committee meets weekly. Our goal is to support tenants in Santa Cruz county to create our own organizations to fight the power of landlords and the real estate industry. Our current project is a survey of DSA membership to learn about members’ living conditions and to support members in forming tenant organizations to better those conditions and gain power in their homes. 

2:00 am

Membership Engagement Working Group (MEWG)

We are a working group aimed at recruitment, welcoming, retention, and engagement of potential and current members. All are welcome (even brand new members!). You are free to come just to see what we’re about too. Zoom: Email: ( 

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