Joint Statement from Central NJ and North NJ DSA

To the NPC of Democratic Socialists of America, the publishers of Democratic Left, and the Rutgers University community, Central NJ DSA and North NJ DSA were alarmed to see that Democratic Left, a publication of the Democratic Socialists of America, recently published a piece by Rutgers University president Jonathan Holloway, a man notorious for fighting against union demands.[1] While this article has […]

North NJ DSA Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

The North New Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (NNJDSA) condemn in the strongest possible terms the actions of the Memphis police officers who savagely murdered Tyre Nichols. Time and time again we see the police harass, beat, and kill, rather than serve and protect. We demand an end to police violence now! The horrific footage […]

EC Resolution Calling on the NPC to Criticize the CPC and DSA Members Within It

Because DSA’s Political Platform calls on members to “work to address, cease, and heal the harm caused by our ruling class;” Because our ruling class has, for decades, stoked tensions against Russia rather than resolve conflict; Because these tensions contributed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; and Whereas Ukrainian officials themselves, leaders from the United States […]

Housing Ordinances: Essex County [Updated: 5/18/2021]

BELLEVILLE TWP. Belleville township municipal code. Chapter 12: Building and Housing BLOOMFIELD TWP. Township of Bloomfield municipal code. Chapter 435: Rent Control CALDWELL BORO TWP. Caldwell township uploads. Municipal code Chapter 182: Rent Control CEDAR GROVE TWP. Cedar Grove Township municipal code, Article I: section 208-1 thru 208-14 EAST ORANGE CITY Ecode 360 website. East […]

NNJDSA Statement on the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

NNJDSA Petition: The leaked draft of the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization by the illegitimate Supreme Court paints a bleak picture for the future of reproductive rights in America. As socialists we not only condemn this but are prepared to fight tooth and nail against the upcoming overturn of Roe v. […]


North New Jersey DSA February 24th, 2022 The North New Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns Texas governor Greg Abbott’s grotesque attack on transgender children and their access to gender-affirming healthcare. In the days to come, there will be many assertions that trans rights are human rights. We agree with this but want to […]

NNJ DSA 2022 Convention Resolutions

On January 30th, the North New Jersey Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America held its annual convention to decide which Priority and General Resolutions would be the chapter’s focus for the year. After a long day of debate, the chapter voted on resolutions which focused on housing justice, labor power, and building a stronger […]

Statement on the Newark Ordinance Prohibiting Feeding Houseless People

North New Jersey DSA December 14th, 2021 In Newark, New Jersey’s largest city and the location of many of North NJ DSA’s organizing work, enforcing an ordinance that would restrict feeding houseless people who live on the street is being proposed. This rule would require groups servicing the houseless population through food shares, mutual aid […]

NNJ DSA Condemns Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse

North New Jersey DSA November 22nd, 2021 The Executive Committee of the North New Jersey Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is disgusted by the acquittal of Rittenhouse. This decision demonstrates how the U.S. government protects white supremacist violence. It demonstrates the political system’s disrespect for and resistance to the Black-led movement for liberation.  […]

Statement on New York City Expanding Voting Rights to Non-Citizens

Monday, December 13, 2021 Contact: Karl Schwartz, EMAIL:  “The North New Jersey chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (NNJDSA) is excited to see New York City come closer to a true democracy by passing a bill to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. We call on all municipalities in New Jersey to […]