Modern capitalism is a holistic system which inherently creates inequalities, dismantles & destroys communities, isolates individuals & precludes the fulfillment of dreams for millions.
Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters, DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.
As seen by the success of the Bernie Sanders campaign in the local Democratic Caucuses, Tennesseans are open to socialist ideas. Our organization aims to help Sanders' political revolution maintain its momentum into the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Our state and country are in need of urgent action; the most vulnerable among us face considerable threats and liberal politicians are failing to stop the growing wave of Trumpism. In the end, only socialism can defeat barbarism.