Amber A'Lee Frost is a writer and musician in Brooklyn. She is a contributor to Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Legacy and False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Young Democratic Socialists
"WTF is Socialism Anyway?"
In 2010, at the Detroit US Social Forum, "WTF is Socialism Anyway?"—Young Democratic Socialists organizer Erik Rosenberg and YDS leaders Sean Monaghan and Amber Frost presented a brief introduction to socialism for young progressives.
Amber Frost and Ryan Briles, members of Young Democratic Socialists (youth wing of Democratic Socialists of America) stated that they arrived at 4pm on Sept. 17 (day 1) of the Occupy Wall Street protest. In a report published on the DSA website, the pair explained their involvement in helping establish & coordinate the early days of Occupy Wall Street:
- "...The cops had already blocked off Wall St. by the time we had arrived. Protesters gathered in a nearby park. They had no one directing people to this park. A very helpful cop actually told us where they were. We arrived at the park to a disorganized, confused looking bunch of kids arguing about assemblies and theory.
- This being the absolute worst use of resources, we formed coalitions with some friends with Working Families Party (particularly my co-worker Dave Handy) and Kristen Lee from Socialist Party USA and we started marching just around the park (at this point the Penn State Chapter of Young Democratic Socialists and some Jersey kids were also with us). After a few passes around the park, we started to pick up some people and momentum, despite the fact that one of the organizers of the demonstration tried to pull us all aside to have a dialogue-based assembly, much to the distaste of all the marchers. So we decided to march to Wall St. anyway. The majority of the people in the park ended up following.
- We got loud, we got big, the cops started to mobilize very quickly—lots of them. Dave, Kristin, Ryan, and I tried to keep to communication going from the front of the march to the back, but there were just too many people."
- When we got to the actual Wall St. barricade, the cops placed additional barricades behind us and ordered us to disperse, despite the fact that we were corralled in and paddy wagons were lining up. At this point, order began to break down. We tried to organize a sit down, but the cops successfully blocked communication with those in the back, so many (who could not see us) marched off when the barricade was lifted. At this point, the demonstration descended back into arguments and assemblies in the park (think drum circles, hula hoops, and grand pronouncements on megaphones)."
2013 DSA leadership
National Political Committee
- Jared Abbott, Philadelphia
- Theresa Alt, Ithaca
- David Duhalde, Boston
- Stuart Elliott, Wichita
- Amber A’Lee Frost, New York City
- Paul Garver, Boston
- David Green, Detroit
- Jose Gutierrez, Washington, D.C.
- Barbara Joye, Atlanta
- Simone Morgen, Columbus
- Maxine Phillips, New York City
- David Roddy, Sacramento
- Joseph Schwartz, Philadelphia
- Peg Strobel, Chicago
- Alex Deane and Matthew Porter, as co-chairs of the Young Democratic Socialists share a vote on the NPC. 
Chapo Trap House
Chapo Trap House has been called the leftwing alternative to Breitbart – a subversive, humorous and politics-focused new media presence that has attracted a devoted following on both sides of the Atlantic.
Will Menaker and co-hosts Brendan James, Matt Christman, Felix Biederman, Virgil Texas and Amber A’Lee Frost hane developed an enthusiastic audience, of supporters they call “grey wolves”. Chapo subscriptions have grown rapidly, now at 16,000 and bringing in $70,000 a month.
The hosts, who are aligned with Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), met on social media, gaining followers with their offbeat humor and views on what is termed “left Twitter”.
That led to a series of podcasts on the popular Street Fight Radio before the launch of Chapo Trap House, named for Sinaloa cartel head Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and the hip-hop term for a drug house.
People for Bernie
In 2016 Amber Frost journalist, was a leader of People for Bernie.
- GDDSA newsletter, July 2010 Volume 11, Issue 4
- DSA website, accessed November 18, 2013
- The Guardian, Leftwing Breitbart? Chapo Trap House is strong new voice in resistance to Trump Edward Helmore Sunday 23 July 2017