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Getting involved is as easy as showing up to any of our meetings or events. Our New Member Meetings, General Meetings, and Socialist Social events are good places to start!

 

Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. BuxMont DSA is working in the suburbs to build power for the people. Here are some of the things we do:

    • Canvas and advocate for Medicare For All

    • Ecosocialist cleanup hikes

    • Political education sessions

    • Support local socialists running for office

    • Support local strikes and labor actions

    • Community gardening

    • … and more! 

Get Involved With BuxMont DSA!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a registered DSA member?

Nope! Our meetings and events are open to anyone, regardless of DSA membership status. The only restriction is voting on motions or officer elections, which is limited to registered DSA members.

What does it mean to be a registered DSA member?

Aside from voting on motions and officer elections, being a DSA member means you are a part of the largest socialist organization and movement this country has seen since the 1930s. You’ll be plugged into a wide network of organizers experienced in a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people. You can join DSA at our national website.

Where do you meet?

We hold our meetings at various locations – it’s best to check the event details for the exact location for that meeting. Since we cover a two-county area, it’s hard to find a single spot that limits driving time for everyone. If our upcoming meeting is a bit far for you, make sure to check back as the next one may be closer!

 

What are all these different meeting types?

General Meetings are where we vote on resolutions, listen to speakers, discuss new initiatives, facilitate breakout sessions, and so forth. Committees & working groups host their own meetings and are asked to give reports at our General Meetings, and often our breakout sessions will focus on a committee or working group.

New folks are welcome at all of our meetings and events. Feel free to stop by anything on our events calendar. Our monthly Socialist Socials or New Member Meetings are great places to get started!

What’s a working group?

Working groups are a subset of members who organize around a specific issue. For example, if you’re interested in getting Medicare for All passed, you might join the Medicare for All working group by showing up to their meetings. Members can (and are encouraged to!) join multiple working groups.

Is childcare available?

Yes! It’s important to us to make our meetings accessible to parents and other caretakers. Please let us know if you’re planning to bring kids and we’ll make sure childcare is available.