Milwaukee DSA

Democratic Socialists of America


Milwaukee DSA Statement on MPS School Board District 8 Race

By on February 21, 2019

While the Milwaukee chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is disappointed that Derek Beyer will not be moving forward in the MPS School Board, District 8 elections, we are proud of the work of Derek and our members to advance socialism in Milwaukee. Derek’s demonstrated history as a caring teacher driven by a belief […]

Milwaukee DSA Supports Derek Beyer for MPS Board of School Directors, District 8

By on January 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: MILWAUKEE, WI – January 11, 2018 – Congratulations to Derek Beyer, who has received the endorsement of the Milwaukee chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Board of School Directors, District 8. Derek is well-suited for the MPS School Board not only as […]


By on December 21, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: MILWAUKEE, WI – December 21, 2018 – The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) system is under attack by neoliberal austerity imperatives and lingering racial injustice. Working-class families, students, and staff deserve an advocate on the MPS Board of School Directors who understands deeply the structural obstacles holding back transformative change in […]

Milwaukee DSA Statement on the GOP’s Lame-Duck Coup

By on December 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: MILWAUKEE, WI — December 4, 2018 — Wisconsin Republicans—like their peers in Michigan and North Carolina—are staging a coup. In last month’s elections, the people of this state said no to Governor Scott Walker’s eight-year assault on the working class and to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s efforts to gut protections for […]

DSA Statement Against Narrowing Scope of Gender Definition

By on October 24, 2018

Trans rights are human rights. Full stop. The Department of Health and Human Services aims to narrow the federal government’s definition of “sex” under Title IX—make no mistake, this is a horrifying step to legislatively dehumanize trans, nonbinary, genderqueer people. “The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined […]

Milwaukee DSA: Say No to Brett Kavanaugh and the System That Made Him

By on October 1, 2018

Milwaukee, WI — We, the Milwaukee Democratic Socialists of America, demand that Wisconsin senators #VoteNoOnKavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh represents a misogynistic system that perpetuates violence against women and attempts to deny women’s agency and choice. Credible allegations from multiple women reveal that Kavanaugh engaged in serious sexual violence which the Senate is refusing to investigate. He […]


By on July 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: MILWAUKEE, WI – July 30, 2018 – Capitalism isn’t working for Milwaukee. Working-class people throughout this city have difficulty making monthly rent, buying groceries, and paying for their prescriptions. At the same time, for unscrupulous landlords, voucher-school profiteers, low-wage employers, and the prison-industrial complex, Milwaukee remains “open for business.” Milwaukeeans […]

What Really Energizes Democratic Socialists

By on July 14, 2018

A specter is haunting the United States –– the specter of democratic socialism. Yet as Joel McNally rightly notes in his July 12 Shepherd Express column, socialism ought to be seen as a friendly and familiar ghost, especially in Milwaukee, which for nearly forty years grew and thrived under the leadership of socialist mayors. McNally’s […]

Milwaukee DSA Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

By on June 27, 2018

The Supreme Court’s decision today in Janus v. AFSCME is the latest assault in the ongoing war on working-class Americans. This decision comes as no surprise to us. We have seen a once vibrant Wisconsin democracy transformed into a feudal estate, run by and for the benefit of the capitalist class. In the six years since […]

Milwaukee DSA Calls for Action: Abolish ICE, End Imprisonment of Families

By on June 26, 2018

Milwaukee, WI –– The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) calls on all Milwaukeeans to take action to demand the safety and freedom of immigrant families and children and an end to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy, which criminalizes immigrants, violently separates families, divides the working class, and rips at the fabric of our society. We […]