“We can promise an army”: The Democratic Socialist plan to help…

“We can promise an army”: The Democratic Socialist plan to help progressives win America back

  • 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)