We’re the Houston local of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the country. We fight for more democracy — in our politics, workplaces, and communities. Our members are building and supporting progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in U.S. communities and politics through activism, political education, and community organization.
What’s the socialist answer to housing?
Across the U.S., cities are facing an unprecedented spike in the cost of housing. Now that land and housing are used as investment tools for the wealthy, profit motives are yet again leaving the working class with less and less.
Join us in our conversation on housing policy and urbanism on Monday, April 23. See below for the reading selections!
After collecting some articles on the topic, we decided to pick this essay from a writer in Austin in response to some of the housing politics within Austin DSA to kick-start our discussion. We are aware that this piece may be provocative, but we figured it’d be a good way to start given its local nature: https://medium.com/…/urbanism-is-not-socialist-or-progressi…
For more reading, all of the selections shared by our members can be found here: https://drive.google.com/…/1tYN8pk3gguh10aVDZwHrQQWT8tv2vbz…
We intend for this discussion to be a way for us to dive in and learn about the debate around housing.
The Houston DSA Reading Group is open to members and non-members alike and aims to be accessible to all attendees regardless of background knowledge or expertise.
Austin Goodwin Houston DSA Medicare For All Working Group
Houston DSA is very happy to announce that its general body has endorsed a campaign for Paid Sick Leave by a unanimous vote at the March General Meeting!
The 2018 Democratic Primary is behind us (or at least the first round, anyway) and while our endorsed candidates met with varying levels of success, we couldn’t be prouder of all of them. Here’s how election night went: