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Join DSA!

The Democratic Socialists of America is the largest socialist organization in the United States because we’re a member-driven mass organization. We are a political and activist organization, not a party. We believe that working people should run both the economy and civil society, and we show our commitment to this principle by being an organization of, by, and for the working class. If you like Bernie Sanders’s policies–Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, tuition-free college, social housing–DSA is the place to be.

When you join DSA, Peninsula DSA’s Membership co-chairs will reach out to connect you to our local organizing work and invite you to the PDSA Discord server.


Peninsula DSA members are encouraged to attend all events, especially our monthly chapter meetings. If you’re not a Peninsula DSA member yet but would like to attend an event, please contact our Steering Committee.

  • Chapter meetings are usually virtual and held on the third Sunday of the month at 4-6pm.
  • Working groups have their own meeting schedules (see below).
  • Reading group meets virtually at least once a month (see below), often on Thursdays at 7-8pm.
  • Socialist game nights are on hold for the time being (see below).
  • Member socials are held in person at least once a month, usually on second Fridays at 5pm.

All our confirmed virtual and in-person events can be found on our event calendar and on the PDSA Discord: #events

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Chapter Meetings

Our monthly chapter meetings are key to coordinating our organizing efforts. We host presentations on socialist topics, hold democratic discussions (and vote!) on chapter priorities, and always share updates from our respective working groups. If you’re a new member, attending a chapter meeting is the best way to get plugged in! Most chapter meetings are held virtually on the PDSA Discord: #general.

Reading Group

Our political reading group discusses socialist books and articles democratically chosen by participants. We read everything from Marx to Malcolm Harris. Read more here or on the PDSA Discord: #reading-group

Working Groups

Peninsula DSA’s working groups organize socialist campaigns and join coalitions around issues that empower the working class. Whether you’re an experienced organizer or new to the movement, you’re welcome to attend any meeting to learn more–and get involved!


ON HIATUS! Our Ecosocialism working group continues to organize for building energy justice and holding PG&E accountable for its dirty, dangerous, and unreliable fossil-fuel energy. We have run workshops on making DIY air purifiers to protect against wildfire smoke (and airborne pathogens). We meet virtually as needed.
Read more here or on the PDSA Discord: #ecosocialism

Healthcare Justice

ON HIATUS! Our Healthcare Justice working group continues to organize for Medicare for All. We endorse and support the California Nurses Association’s (CNA) universal healthcare campaign, CalCare (Guaranteed Healthcare for All, AB 2200).
Read more here or on the PDSA Discord: #healthcare


Our Housing working group has joined Faith in Action Bay Area’s coalition to win rent control and tenant protections in Redwood City! The Affordable Redwood City campaign is a citizens’ ballot measure campaign to fight corporate greed and guarantee dignified housing in November 2024.
Read more here or on the PDSA Discord: #housing and #affordable-rwc


Our newly re-formed Labor working group is developing a Transit for All campaign with a mandate from Peninsula DSA’s 2024 chapter convention.
Read more here and join your labor-minded comrades on the PDSA Discord: #labor

Universal Preschool

ON HIATUS! Our Universal Preschool working group, which spearheaded the Measure DD / Preschool for All South San Francisco ballot measure campaign (2022), continues to organize for universal preschool in San Mateo County.
Read more here or on the PDSA Discord: #universal-preschool

Member Socials

Socialize with Socialists!

Come join your comrades after work on Friday to talk about socialism! We usually pick a place with outdoor seating where under 21s are welcome. Please check the event calendar for confirmed date/time and location.

Socialist Game Nights

ON HIATUS! Defy capitalist productivity by engaging in revolutionary play! Our socialist game nights create space to practice agency and imagine a collective, liberated future through cooperative games. Favorites have included Strike! The Game of Worker Rebellion and Co-opoly (both designed by the worker-owned cooperative TESA Collective). We’re about to demo Bloc by Bloc: Uprising and The Resistance. Our new meetup spot is Game Kastle in Redwood City.
Read more at PDSA Discord: play-n-praxis