Everyone should be able to live a full & dignified life; yet wealth - the means to do so - cannot be justly gained from another’s suffering. Modern capitalism is a holistic system which inherently creates inequalities, dismantles & destroys communities, isolates individuals & precludes the fulfillment of dreams for millions.
Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters, DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.
As seen by the success of the Bernie Sanders campaign in the local Democratic Caucuses, Alaskans are open to socialist ideas. Our organization aims to help Sanders' political revolution maintain its momentum into the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Our state and country are in need of urgent action; the most vulnerable among us face considerable threats and liberal politicians are failing to stop the growing wave of Trumpism. In the end, only socialism can defeat barbarism.
Anchorage DSA agrees with the national DSA in its support for workers rights, civil rights, environmental rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, and disabled rights. We strive to be a diverse, dynamic group of Alaskans who actively work to create a better future with these issues in mind. We believe that this is only possible if we are a unified group of democratic socialists whose members actively support and participate in the work that many progressive organizations are doing in our city and state.
America needs a strong, united left to defeat the corrupt conservatism, centrism, and liberalism that have dominated our national politics. Justice for Alaskans is directly linked to justice for Americans, which is directly linked to justice for all humans. We are friends and partners of anyone working in support of the goals listed above.