Socialist Majority

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Socialist Majority is a caucus of Democratic Socialists of America.

2020 Leadership

  • Kristian Hernandez, Dallas, TX DSA National Political Committee Member
  • Hannah Allison, Lawrence, KS DSA National Political Committee Member
  • Beth Huang, Boston, MA Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member
  • Cathy Garcia, Santa Fe, NM Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member
  • Allie Lahey, Oakland, CA Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member
  • Josh Del Colle, Pine Ridge, SD Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member
  • Tim Zhu, Washington, D.C. Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member
  • Abdullah Younus, New York, NY DSA National Political Committee Member
  • Maikiko James, Los Angeles, California DSA National Political Committee Member
  • Kevin Richardson, Raleigh, NC Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member
  • Nick Bunce, Denver, CO Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member
  • Sam Lewis, New York, NY Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member
  • Chris Ottolino, Saint Louis, MO Socialist Majority Steering Committee Member[1]


The Socialist Majority Caucus was formed in early 2019 by DSA members across the country from dozens of chapters and organizing committees. As the name suggests, we look forward to a movement that wins over broad swaths of the working class to democratic socialist values and our shared principles. We recognize this can only be accomplished through a movement that doesn’t just win in every geographic region of the country, but also one that mirrors the composition of the working class—especially its most oppressed groups. However, we also recognize that by any appreciable metric the capitalist class and their right-wing allies hold control and power over much of our economy, state, and culture. DSA’s strategy is not to retreat in fear, equivocate in impotence, or offer revolutionary sloganeering that amounts to little more than symbolism; rather, our answer is—organize.

As a caucus, our approach to this strategy—which will be outlined more fully in our coming platform—means applying a critical socialist lens to the following areas:

Local organizing: we believe chapters are best equipped to assess their own specific, unique material conditions and how this shapes the context of their work. Winnable campaigns that tackle clear targets and make tangible shifts in power structures are the best way to build our own capacity and confidence in preparation for tackling larger and more consequential issues. National organizing: we also recognize that some problems transcend individual cities, or even states and regions, and may require the coordinated efforts of not only DSA, but allied left-progressive and working class movements in coalition. Electoral organizing: in order to secure victories won in the streets, we understand the necessity of critical engagement with state power. This arena is also uniquely suited to build connections with the working class, as it is the only explicitly political outlet many folks engage with. Labor organizing: we fully believe DSA can help grow a militant and democratic labor movement that is both oriented toward rank-and-file power and ready to struggle against oppressive forces, including white supremacy and heteropatriarchy. Internal Organizing: our members, even those who have joined more recently, share a deep love and commitment to DSA as an organization. It is from this place, and not one of malice, that we seek to improve it. The qualitative changes we have undergone from a small, mostly regional organization to what is hopefully a mass organization in its embryonic stages are undeniable; it is time the structures of the organization begins to reflect these changes as well. We in Socialist Majority are united in our positive vision for DSA and for the world we’re working toward. We seek to ground our work in the hope and joy of a socialist future. Our political tradition is that of movement organizers who have worked to transform everyday working people into leaders and organizers themselves, who have kept the fire burning during times of repression and fanned the flames as mass movements have challenged the status quo.

We believe the DSA model for mass politics is crucial to our growth. Our low barrier to entry allows new socialists the space to develop their politics through struggle, political education, and the practice of formal democracy. We believe we should maintain and strengthen these elements of our organization.

Caucus members will be present at the Chicago DSA preconvention conference, this coming weekend April 12–14th, to answer any questions and provide further information. We are open to all DSA members that share our values and align with our shared principles—you may sign up here.

In solidarity,

Signatories list

Socialist Majority Caucus signatories list April 25 2019:[3]

More names had been added by March 4, 2020.