Who We Are
In New Jersey history is made by broad-based movements of working class people. North New Jersey DSA is the regional chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. We believe that working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. From the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913 to the Newark Rebellion of 1967, the BLM protests of 2020 to glimpses today of an ascendant labor movement, North NJ DSA is building on the legacy of working-class organizing from the bottom up. We use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.
North New Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (NNJ-DSA) is part of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States with over 92,000 members (as of June 2022.) NNJDSA has over 1,000 members across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren counties and is growing.
We are socialists because we are opposed to an economy organized for private profit that produces gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on race and sex, brutality and violence in defense of the status quo and toxic poisoning of our natural resources.
We are socialists because we believe that both the economy and society should be organized democratically to meet human needs—not to make profits for a few.
Now is a critical time for action—through pandemic and lack of health care, burdening housing costs and inadequate government response, raging environmental catastrophe and no democracy and no plan in sight. Now is the time to join us in the fight for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, racial justice, ending poverty and winning a better future for all.
If you want to build a better world join us