San Francisco DSA is funded and managed by our members. Our chapter structure consists of a Steering Committee made up of seven elected officers, and numerous committees, working groups and caucuses focused on various types of work both internal and external. We also vote on chapter priorities each year.
It is the local chapter of the National AfroSocialists Caucus. It is majority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. All are welcome.
The Chapter Coordination Committee (CCC) is dedicated to helping grow and mobilize the membership of the chapter; from the person on the street to activist. We do this by onboarding new members, provide tech and administrative support, and work with all committees on various projects.
If you care about how DSA is run and your fellow comrades, or just want to learn how to be a better organizer please contact us to get involved.
The Communications Committee’s mission is to amplify the chapter’s actions to the public, drive recruitment and engagement through various media platforms, especially social media, and provide overall communications support for the chapter.
The Ecosocialist Committee seeks to build a socialist future that is free from oppressive capitalist and colonialist systems of exploitation that harm human and environmental health. We reject the idea that green capitalism will solve current or future environmental crises, and strive to decarbonize, decommodify, decolonize, and demand a radical Green New Deal.
Current priorities include:
- Free Muni Full Service – promoting an accessible, sustainable, and just public transit system (sign up here!)
- Green Buildings For All – supporting work to make healthy, sustainable, and affordable housing for the working class, including developing a ballot measure to decarbonize buildings in SF
- Indigenous Sovereignty – working to write a local land acknowledgement and engage in material decolonizing work related to it
- Political Education – leading book clubs, making zines, and other poli-ed to benefit the chapter, new members, and Bay Area communities who are curious about ecosocialism
- Utility Justice – fighting PG&E and supporting Reclaim Our Power, a utility justice and frontline-led public power coalition democratizing control over major energy systems and resources and building a climate resilient energy system.
Read more about our guiding principles here.
The mission of this committee is to support the DSA’s goals by agitating, advocating, and organizing for a comprehensive universal healthcare system that is accessible to all, regardless of employment, income, or immigration status.
The DSA’s Homelessness Working Group has three goals: outreach to those in need, research-led direct action, and public education. Please join us in lending assistance to people without homes, determining ways to help them get permanently housed, and combating the capitalist ideology of poisonous individualism and lower-class oppression.
The International Solidarity Committee, or ISC, works to build anti-war and anti-imperialist movements in the diasporic working class and oppressed communities. Its work includes:
- Conducting political education about the historical development and current dynamics of US imperialism and how the international community is impacted.
- Building relationships and partnerships with diaspora communities, coalitions, and other movements working on international solidarity issues.
- Organizing with at-large members to attend mass mobilizations locally.
- Collaborating with the national-level DSA International Committee on specific campaigns that also reflect our chapter work.
Justice Committee seeks to reduce and replace the current system of criminalization, policing, judgement, and incarceration with alternatives that recognize our common humanity and equality. Join us as we organize various legislative and mutual aid projects in furtherance of these goals, including:
- Bay Area wide brake light fixing events in heavily policed communities to both provide a service to our neighbors and to limit interactions between our communities and the police
- Organizing to keep SFPD from adding Tasers to their deadly arsenal
- Organizing against a bicycle chop-shop bill that would further the oppression of the unhoused and marginalized population in SF
- Mutual aid direct actions at jails
- Legislative and direct action bail reform
- Anti-death penalty work