Houston Democratic Socialists of America

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Houston Democratic Socialists of America is a Texas affiliate of Democratic Socialists of America.

DSA judge

A rally and fund raiser for returning Democratic Socialists of America member, Judge Ben G. Levy to the 14th Court of Appeals was held in Houston January 26. 1990.[1]

New beginnings

In 2016, Houston Democratic Socialists of America Organizing Committee contact was Amy Zachmeyer.[2]

From June 2017 it was Nick Bunce.

2018 Houston DSA endorsed candidates

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Houston Democratic Socialists of America, announced the endorsement of three additional candidates for the March 2018 primary, bringing the total number of endorsed candidates to four in this election cycle. The endorsements took place via a majority vote of the organization’s membership at its January general meeting.

Houston DSA’s list of endorsed candidates includes: Franklin Bynum, candidate for Harris County Criminal Court #8; Danny Norris, for Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees, Position 6, Precinct 1; Fran Watson, for Texas Senate District 17; and Ali Khorasani, for U.S. Congress, Texas’ 2nd congressional district.

“These candidates represent the highest ideals of our organization: a commitment to fighting for social and economic equality, building democracy, and empowering working people in our institutions, workplaces, and communities.” said Amy Zachmeyer, Houston DSA co-chair. “We can’t wait to work alongside these campaigns to spread our values and build a better world for all the people in the Houston area.”[3]

Cooperating with communists

The Houston Communist Party USA club is also building a close and integrated plan of action with the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Our strategy is to build a united front within the popular front. The united front includes Our Revolution, DSA and the Houston Area Progressives. Through it we can become even more involved in electoral struggles, the trade union movement, work in the African American community and with immigrants. This includes lobbying, demonstrations, picket lines, and voter registration.[4]

Religious Socialists Working Group

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Houston DSA Religious Socialists Working Group, Hosted by Democratic Socialists of America - Houston

Wednesday, April 12 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM CDT, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, Texas 77057

Houston DSA's Religion and Socialism group is open to DSA members of all faiths whose socialism is in some way inspired by their spiritual identity.
There is a long tradition of religious socialism in the United States that has been ignored or forgotten. The Religion and Socialism group of Houston DSA refuses to cede the ground of faith to the religious right.

Many in faith-based communities hesitate to join a socialist movement because of what they perceive as an anti-religious bias among leftists.
We see ourselves as a bridge group. Our work is with and within faith communities as allies and coalition partners. Examples of such work include the New Sanctuary Movement, religion and labor coalitions, reproductive justice, and LGBTQ advocacy.

Invited on Facebook

Interested

Going

Houston DSA April General Meeting

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Houston DSA April General Meeting, Public · Hosted by Democratic Socialists of America - Houston

Harris County AFL-CIO, 2506 Sutherland St, Houston, Texas 77023

Invited on Facebook

Interested

Going

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