If you’re looking for ways to get involved in progressive politics, we welcome you! We’re looking for people to join our working groups to advance our fight for social, economic and racial justice both nationally and locally in Iowa & Illinois.
Welcome to the Quad Cities Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
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.
2019 Bi-State Socialism Summit
Kicking off the event will be activist Reyma McCoy McDeid. She will give a speech titled: “The myth of ‘red’ rural America: how DSA can save progressives by shifting the harmful narratives about non-urban USA”. Reyma is a former candidate for office and the current executive director of Central Iowa Center for Independent Living (winner of the 2018 Organization of the Year award from the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission), winner of the Activist award from DAWN’s List , endorsed by the Asian & Latino Coalition , Iowa Women for Progressive Change, and the Working Families Party. She is also a single mom. Her campaign was featured in Pantsuit Nation – Public, TIME , the The Des Moines Register, The Gazette, and Progressive Voices of Iowa. Her vocation is mobilizing eligible voters who have been left out of the political process- the working class, people of color, folks with disabilities, religious minorities, and others. It’s a message that is relevant not just in our district, but throughout Iowa- and the US.” Click here to learn more.
Join us at our next meeting
Our meetings are open to the public and welcome to anyone interested in learning more about the Democratic Socialists of America. Join us for our next meeting to learn more about what our working groups are doing within our community to make a difference. Visit our Facebook page to find out when our next meeting is being held, or visit our Events page to learn more.