The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is a national political and activist organization, not a party. We’re the largest socialist organization in the United States.

DSA Southern Maine is an affiliate of the Democratic Socialists of America. Anyone in Southern Maine who pays national DSA membership dues is automatically a member of DSA Southern Maine. We are incorporated as a Maine non-profit and have 501(c)4 status from the IRS. This means we are tax exempt but contributions are not tax deductible.

Southern Maine DSA is based in Portland, Maine. Because the size of our territory makes it difficult for many members to attend chapter-wide meetings, we encourage the formation of regional groups. If there isn’t one in your area, consider forming one. The members of the Executive Committee will be happy to assist you.

We endorse candidates running for office in Southern Maine, regardless of party designation, whose platform is in substantial alignment with our principles. Any eligible candidate who has declared their intention to run for public office in our region may apply.



2018 Officers

Chair – Meg Reilly

Vice Chair – Mikayla Damon

Treasurer – Seth Berner

Secretary – Kate Sykes

2018 At-Large Members

Mike Desjardins

Rusty Foster

Cynthia Handlen

Jai Kang

Pat McKeen





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