About Us


WHO WE ARE
We are the newly founded West Suburban, IL, chapter of Democratic Socialists of America. We believe everyone should be able to live a full and dignified life. We demand a society where all participate as equals and are respected for their worth as human beings. We demand a society where, through democratic processes, a full life for all is achieved.

WHERE WE ARE
We cover a large territory of the Illinois' western suburbs, spanning from Goose Lake in the south to the Wisconsin border. To find out if you're in our territory, click here. We include everything within the red lines. Our monthly meetings are on the second Sunday of the month in the College of DuPage cafeteria. You do not have to be a DSA member to attend, although it is encouraged. During these meetings we discuss both short- and long-term goals and how we can organize most effectively in our communities.

WHAT WE DO
Our local committees include women's rights, minority rights, activism, and education. We use these committees to work on issues in our communities by organizing locally and serving as a bridge between various progressive organizations.

OUR DEMANDS
-The economy must be run democratically; none shall be poor so another can be rich
-The abolition of poverty
-Affordable, humane housing for all
-Universal Medicare-for-all
-Free education: from pre-K to trades, college and beyond
-Democracy in the workplace, all workers have the right to organize
-Complete reproductive freedom in all forms
-An end to racial, gender and all other forms of oppression
-An end to punitive justice and mass incarceration
-An end to military and police aggression
-Democratic control over the environment to preserve the planet

OUR LEADERSHIP
Membership Organizer: Samantha
mbr.org@westsuburbsildsa.org

Internal Organizer: Smitty
int.org@westsuburbsildsa.org

Strategy Organizer: Ryan
str.org@westsuburbsildsa.org

Outreach Organizer: Vince
out.org@westsuburbsildsa.org

Administration Organizer: Sean
adm.org@westsuburbsildsa.org