DSA is funded by our membership — not corporate foundations or private companies. This ensures that DSA members are in full democratic and political control of our organization. Through national dues and local contributions, DSA members self-fund our own tools for liberation. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Contact us for more information.
Becoming a DSA Member
To become a DSA member you must pay dues to our national organization. We encourage everyone to pay dues on a monthly basis, as that is the only way for our chapter to get a portion of your dues. Please pay what you’re able to. And if it’s a particular burden, others may pay on your behalf.
Sustaining our local chapter
Local contributions are not mandatory, but they are enormously helpful, as we only get a small portion of dues that our members pay to National, and only from monthly (not annual) dues payments. Money from dues and donations paid directly to the chapter are used for printing materials, renting rooms, and other logistical needs. One-time donations are always appreciated, but regular monthly contributions allow us to build a more stable and sustainable organization. Your contributions help make sure that our organization is accountable to its membership alone.