The Charleston DSA chapter was founded in early 2017 by members of leftist organizations in the community. After hosting several successful meetups in the area, we formed a constitution and began building our working groups and campaigns.
The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States. DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in American communities and politics.
We recognize that many of the issues facing our society, such as racism, sexism, and other forms of inequality have been exacerbated by, if not traced to, capitalism. We seek to find solutions to Charleston's problems outside of a capitalism framework.