CHICAGO — “Socialist” used to be the dirtiest smear you could levy at a mainstream Democrat. But for America’s largest generation, those days may be over.
According to a recent study, millennials, the largest demographic in the United States by age, view socialism more favorably than they view capitalism.
Those findings may explain why the Democratic Party has found itself mired under endless infighting over Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ unexpected resonance with the youngest members of the base.
But politics isn’t just about polls or popularity — it’s about power.
And in order to wield that power, American socialists need to start making their mark on elections.
To that end, the Democratic Socialists of America has a plan.
Since Trump’s election, the DSA — which held its national convention in Chicago over the weekend to plan its path toward 2018 and beyond — says its numbers have quadrupled in a year to over 25,000 card-carrying members, turning them from a fringe group of lefties into the largest socialist organization in the U.S. since World War II. Read more (8/7/17)