These resources are provided to help our chapter learn about democratic socialism from a variety of perspectives. Unless otherwise noted, these resources do not necessarily represent official positions of the San Francisco chapter of DSA, but are provided for discussion and the education of our members.

The national DSA organization has a general list of resources, including how-to articles, Q&As and flyers.

Getting Started

Chapter Handbook

The DSA SF Chapter handbook is meant to answer the questions we hear frequently from new members. How do I get started? How do I vote? Where can I find out what the chapter is doing? This guide is always evolving and if you have a suggestion or a question that isn’t answered here you can email

What online tools are available to members?

Members have access to:

Need help with access? Email

Member Resources

Resources to help members do everything from running meetings to staying safe at a protest. 

How do I get reimbursed for chapter-related expenses?

Committees have a monthly budget set by the Treasurer on Steering Committee. If you spend money on behalf of the chapter or a committee, you can apply for a refund. Make sure to select “Unpaid” in the dropdown box for “status” and you should receive a refund within about 3 – 5 days. See:

Media Resources

Tweet Threads


Our podcast The Priority features recorded interviews and training sessions from our 3 Priority Campaigns. This is a great place to start to learn about what our chapter does!

Reading Materials

DSA SF maintains a physical library in our office, which has been generously donated by members. You can view our catalog online here. Please see the instructions for our self-service check-out/in system located in the DSA SF office. Additionally, we have collected and created our own online reading materials to understand the theory and history of socialism: