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
Miami DSA Condemns Passage of HB1
On April 15, 2021, the Florida Senate voted to pass House Bill 1 (HB 1), Governor DeSantis’ anti-protest bill. This legislation was drafted in September 2020, long before the Capitol riot, specifically in response to the massive showing of solidarity in the wake of police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. DeSantis fears people in the streets organizing for a more just world because he, rightfully, sees us as a direct threat to the systems of oppression that brought him to power. The passage of this bill shows that ALL of the republican rhetoric around “protecting free speech”, “limited government”, and “promoting law and order” are simple ploys which they have no problem actively abandoning at the first opportunity to seize more power for themselves.
Reaction to Denunciation of Democratic Socialism
On January 27, 2021, Florida Senate Republicans approved a resolution in committee denouncing democratic socialism 4–2 on a party line vote. In response, the undersigned Florida chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America denounce Florida’s political establishment and its failure to respond to the COVID–19 crisis, and invite all Floridians who believe a better world is possible to join our vibrant, nationwide movement.
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.