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. 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.
For those of our members who live in the northern counties, WSDSA has a branch in your area! The Lake-McHenry branch was established in 2017 and meets on the first Sunday of every month at 1:30pm in Wauconda (Church of the Holy Apostles, 26238 N. IL Rte. 59). If you’d like to help bring socialism to these parts, you can contact the L-M branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter, too!
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.
-The economy must be run democratically; none shall be poor so another can be rich
-The abolition of poverty
-Affordable, humane housing 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
Membership Organizer: Samantha
Internal Organizer: Smitty
Strategy Organizer: Ryan
Outreach Organizer: Vince
Administration Organizer: Sean