DSA-North Texas’ goal is to build a strong progressive movement for social change while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in North Texas. At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. DSA-North Texas is committed to the fight for social and economic justice for all people.
Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of their lives. Our vision of socialism is a profoundly democratic one, rooted in the belief that individuals can only reach their full potential in a society that embodies the values of liberty, equality, and solidarity. Only through creating material and cultural bonds of solidarity across racial, gender, age, national, and class lines can true equality of opportunity be achieved. We call this vision democratic socialism — a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society.
Civil Rights: Every individual’s civil rights must be protected; discrimination and harassment based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or physical and developmental ability should be prohibited.
Economic Justice: Prosperity should be accessible to everyone, not merely the few.
Environment: We must commit to restoring and protecting our environment.
Limits on Corporate Power: Corporations are not people and money is not speech. Human beings alone are entitled to Constitutional Rights.
Health Care: Every individual should have affordable, quality health care.
Money Out of Politics: Having recognized money as the most corrupting influence in politics, we are committed to comprehensive legislation to reform campaign finance laws.
Education: It is essential that we invest in quality public education for all.
Reproductive Freedom: Women and men – not politicians – deserve the right to make personal decisions about their reproductive health in accordance with their own personal and moral beliefs.