Published on December 21st, 2017 | by Admin0
Democratic Socialists of America Has Become a Budding Political Force
Nation Magazine reports:
Since Trump’s Victory, Democratic Socialists of America Has Become a Budding Political Force
Subtitle: Why an army of young people is joining DSA.
“Everyone on the left agrees that the Democratic Party…must be our main political arena.” —DSA founder Michael Harrington in 1984.
Despite the organization’s amorphous nature, its aims over the past year have gotten explicitly more political. Chapters formed from the leftovers of the Sanders campaign’s networks—there are now more than 300 local groups—are experimenting with doing their own electoral campaigns, some with running local candidates. In the state and municipal elections across the country on November 7, 15 DSA members won their races, bringing the total number of DSA members in elective office to around 35, as high as it’s ever been. One was Lee Carter, who defeated Jackson Miller, the Republican majority whip of Virginia’s House of Delegates.