Harassment policy


DSA is committed to creating a space that is welcoming and inclusive to members of all genders, races, and classes. This policy provides guidelines to ensure that everyone is able to organize without fear of harassment, abuse, or harm.

To file a grievance, contact a Milwaukee DSA harassment grievance officer (HGO). Our two HGOs can be contacted via an email address that functions as a confidential reporting “hotline” and is only accessible by the HGOs: grievance.mkedsa@gmail.com. Please include your contact information, the names of the parties involved, and a description of the incident(s) you would like to report.

The HGO(s) will conduct interviews and any other necessary investigation, determine if a report is credible, and make any recommendation of appropriate disciplinary action to the Executive Committee, in writing, within 30 days. If any Executive member either files or is the subject of a grievance, they will recuse themselves from any HGO communication to Executive regarding said grievance.

In order to ensure an effective alternative option for anyone who does not have full faith and confidence that their report will be quickly and correctly resolved through the chapter’s HGO(s), National has also designated an HGO. To file a grievance with National, contact the National Harassment and Grievance Officer at nationalgrievanceofficer@dsausa.org.

Resolution 33 prohibits retaliation against any member for filing a grievance.