We are the Miami-Dade County Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America
We seek to facilitate the transition to a truly democratic and socialist society. We reject the capitalist economic order based on private profit, alienated labor, gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on identity, ecological destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo. We envision a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.
In order to keep our members and community healthy Miami DSA has suspended all in-person activities until further notice. All meetings will be held via Zoom. If you have any questions regarding Miami DSA activities please contact: [email protected]
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We are not a political party. We are a coalition of people, united to fight against the worst that capitalism has to offer. Everything we do is based on the core vision that everyone should be able to live a full and dignified life.
We believe in:
- Abolition of poverty
- Housing for all
- Healthcare as a human right
- Free education: from Pre-K to trades, college and beyond
- Democratic control over the environment to preserve the planet
- Complete reproductive freedom in all forms
- An end to all forms of oppression
- An end to punitive justice and mass incarceration
- An end to military and police aggression
Recent Chapter News
Free Brake Light Replacement
May 15th | 11:30am-3pm
at Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Miami DSA volunteers will be out on Sunday fixing brake lights in South Miami.
Email us to register in advance or just stop by!
Labor Notes Conference Fundraiser
Workers in Miami face stagnant wages, exorbitant housing prices, and a state government bent on decimating the public sector. We’re building a democratic and militant labor union movement that can guide the working-class through this crisis!
The Rank and File Educators of Miami-Dade and Miami DSA are teaming up to raise funds to send local workers to the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago in June where they’ll learn new organizing skills and develop connections with workers in their industries. Labor Notes is an organizing project that has been building the labor movement for forty years.
Please contribute to this fund to help Miami-Dade school bus drivers and aides, and Starbucks workers attend the conference. 100% of funds raised will go to conference expenses for the workers. We will report back how the money was spent.
Fund the People Miami Website
Every July, Miami-Dade County releases its plan for how to spend our money in our communities for public comment before it is adopted in September. The Proposed Budget, however, runs hundreds of pages long and is no easy read.
Fundthepeoplemiami.com is our attempt to break down this mammoth document. We undertook this work with a group of community organizations in the wake of George Floyd’s death, and it soon became apparent that the disproportionate amount of spending on local law enforcement being decried across the country was also evident in Miami.
In this first iteration of the website, we focus on the discrepancies between our county’s funding for policing and jails versus community services. We hope that as more people join our efforts and new findings are made we can create the most powerful and accessible budget visualization tool our communities deserve.