Austin Binns

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Austin Binns

Austin Binns is a Philadelphia activist. Studies Politics at Drexel University. Lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America May 2013;

For my Eagle Scout Project led and taught Boy Scouts while repairing a local Catholic School Kindergarten playground.[1]

Boyle intern


In 2015, Austin Binns was interning for Rep. Brendan Boyle.

Democratic activism

  • Intern at Congressman Brendan Boyle, March 2015 – September 2015 (7 months). Was a legislative intern in the Washington D.C office.
  • Fellow at Manan Trivedi for Congress, August 2014 – November 2014 (4 months). Worked on Manan Trivedi's Congressional Campaign in their field apparatus. Continued to recruit members of the Drexel College Democrats to volunteer for the campaign. Continued my experience in campaign field work by learning more advanced aspects of campaign work. Built on my experience in the VoteBuilder program used by the Democratic Party for voter contact.
  • Allyson Schwartz for Govenor - Campus Coordinator for Drexel University, January 2014 – May 2014 (5 months).
  • Obama for America September 2012 – November 2012 (3 months), Volunteer.[2]


Austin Binns is an ROTC officer.

Drexel Socialists

Drexel Socialists march, 2016
Drexel Socialists march, 2016

In 2016 Austin Binns was active in the Drexel Socialists, the Drexel University wing of Philly Socialists.

Ice Cream Social(ism), Public · Hosted by Drexel Socialists.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7 PM - 8 PM EDT

Drexel PSA Building[3]

Are you curious about all the talk about socialism that’s been going around? Do you want to be involved in helping the community on campus? Do you like ice cream? Students new (or old) to Drexel are invited to join Drexel Socialists at 7:00 on September 20th for an evening of ice cream and conversation about seizing the means of production. We’ll meet in the library of the PSA building, located at the corner of 33rd and Powelton.

Attendees included Austin Binns.

Philly Socialists

Philly Socialists 2016

In 2016 Austin Binns was active in the Philly Socialists.

Democratic Socialists of America

Austin Binns, 2017

As of June 1, 2017, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America Public Facebook Group members included Austin Binns.[4]

Socialist Majority Caucus

DSA's Socialist Majority Caucus signatories list as of April 25 2019 included Austin Binns of Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America.

YDS leaders

Young Democratic Socialists - Leaders is a closed Facebook group for leaders of their Young Democratic Socialists chapters.

As of September 30, 2017, members included Austin Binns.[5]

BuxMont DSA Closed Facebook Group

Members of the BuxMont Democratic Socialists of America Closed Facebook Group, as of March 12, 2018 included Austin Binns.

Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Committee

In March 2018 Austin Binns was involved with the Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Committee.

2018 DSA NEC members


New National Electoral Committee Members, as of May 18, 2018 are Abdullah Younus NYC, Adam Parsons Columbus, AJ Reed Quad Cities, Alex Nagle Philadelphia, Allie Cohn Knoxville, Austin Binns Philadelphia, Christine Riddiough Metro DC, Christian Bowe Lansing, David Greve Pittsburgh, Dele Balogun Chicago, Devin McManus NYC, Felicia Hamilton Boulder, Jason Clayton Metro DC, Jessica Culbertson Akron, Katrina Bergstrom Los Angeles, Keaton Slansky Seattle, Lucas Perez-Leahy Omaha, Mark Masaoka Los Angeles, Peter Simon Denver, Rachel Reyes Los Angeles, Renee Paradis NYC, Sarah Ganong Central Connecticut, Spencer Chan Chicago, Tascha Van Auken NYC, Yesenia Padilla San Diego.

Philly DSA supports Mike Doyle


Resolution 7.18.10, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America July 26, 2018 General Meeting.

Support Mike Doyle’s Campaign

Authors: Austin Binns, Quinn Hansen, Jim Lewis.

Whereas, at its June 2017 Local Convention Philadelphia DSA approved an Electoral

Endorsement Criteria; and,

Whereas, the 2017 National DSA Convention voted to prioritize Democratic Socialist electoral efforts; and,

Whereas, the 2018 electoral cycle presents strategic opportunities for our Local to advance Democratic Socialist politics and program; and,

Whereas, Philly DSA has already begun a local campaign for Medicare for All; and,

Whereas, the 2018 Senate, Congressional, Gubernatorial, and State Legislature elections, in particular the May 15, 2017 Democratic Party primary, present strategic opportunities to advance the Democratic Socialist program and in particular Medicare for All; and,

Whereas, Mike Doyle’s answers to Philly DSA’s endorsement questionnaire demonstrate a commitment to advancing a legislative agenda in line with Philly DSA’s values;

Therefore be it resolved, that Philly DSA will support Mike Doyle’s campaign through canvassing, phone banking, and media outreach

DSA NPC meeting

Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee Minutes of Meeting of July 21-22, 2018.

Approved August 13, 2018. Present: Ravi Ahmad, Ajmal Alami (Young Democratic Socialists of America Coordinating Committee), Theresa Alt, Dele Balogun, Christian Bowe, Allie Cohn, Zac Echola, Michelle Fisher (Young Democratic Socialists of America Coordinating Committee), Lisa Flores (Administrative and Office Coordinator), Jeremy Gong, Ella Mahony, Chris Maisano, Natalie Midiri, Chris Riddiough, Frances Rizo (Parliamentarian), R.L. Stephens, Maria Svart (National Director). Present by phone: Catherine Hoffman. Absent and excused: Joseph Schwartz. Visiting: from the Steering Committee of the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC): Francisco Cendejas, Spencer Cox, John Kaderbek, Marsha Niemeijer, John Pearson, Paul Prescod, Meredith Schafer, Kari Thompson, Annabel Vera; also Austin Binns, and DSA member from Washington: Aaron Marks, Annie Shields (The Nation), Melissa Woods, Paula Brantner (by phone).

We met in the office of The Nation. Parliamentarian Frances Rizo chaired throughout.[6]

DSA National Climate & Environmental Justice Working Group

Members of the DSA National Climate & Environmental Justice Working Group closed FB page, as of April 26, 2018 included Austin Binns.

Toward Radical Democracy

Toward Radical Democracy was a 2018 "Proposal for Internal Voting Reform in Boston DSA".

If you would like to sign on in support of this proposal, please click here. To date, over 100 members of Boston DSA have endorsed it. We also welcome support from DSA comrades in other chapters.

Signatories also included non Boston comrades such as Austin Binns.