The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) grew from less than 5,000 members in 2016 to more than 50,000 today. DSA is now the largest socialist organization in the United States since World War II.
This phenomenal growth was inspired by Bernie Sanders’ open identification as a “democratic-socialist,” and spurred by the Democratic Party’s rejection of Sanders and the ensuing oligarch take-over of all branches of the U.S. government.
DSA is not a political party — some DSAers are loyal Democrats — but many new members joined out of disillusionment with the Democratic Party. One of the strongest groupings within the DSA is the Refoundation Caucus, which explicitly calls for a new mass working-class party.
I support the Refoundation impulse and see the need for a party that is not tainted by dependence on the oligarchy.
I am a serious socialist committed to a real alternative to the corporate controlled duopoly. I support the Green Party of the U.S. as the only realistic option for a new mass working-class party. Greens fought to obtain ballot access in 45 sates in 2016. No other progressive party comes close to this access to voters.
The nationwide organization and international affiliates make the Green Party (Pacific Green in Oregon) the obvious choice for socialists (newmenu.org/mikebeilstein).
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