Much of the work of our chapter is accomplished through our committees. Some of these committees are standing committees; others are convened for a specific purpose or event. Members who have an interest or expertise in a particular area are encouraged to serve on or start a committee. For more information on starting or joining a committee, contact us.

Arts and Culture Committee –
Produces and promotes works of literature, music, theater, dance and visual art that challenge the capitalism, support and grow the vision of a socialist utopia, encourage creativity among our members, and preserve working class history.

Climate and Eco Justice Committee –
Advocates for non market based solutions to environmental and economic justice in our region. Leads action on intersectional environmental issues that build solidarity between environmental activists and anti-capitalists with the goal of shifting power from corporations to the 99%.

Communications Committee – 
Produces written content for website, press releases and social media. Creates visual content and branding. Ensures consistency in voice and messaging with DSA nationally. This Secretary oversees the work of the Communications Committee.

Education Committee –
Plans and oversees the educational activities of the chapter and socialist education outreach to the Southern Maine community. Develops and maintains the chapter’s library, subscriptions and educational materials.

Executive Board –
Acts as a liaison with the national DSA and other chapters, formulates strategic plans and tracks progress on committee work, sets general membership meeting agendas, and oversees routine business of the chapter. The Chair oversees the work of the Executive Committee.

Fundraising Committee –
Organizes events for the purpose of raising money to support the activities of the Southern Maine DSA. Events can include parties, theater or music performances, dances, picnics or other social activities. The Treasurer oversees the work of the Fundraising Committee.

Healthcare Action Committee –
Works to promote the idea that healthcare is a human right. Campaigns for policies that help achieve the highest standards for physical and mental health regardless of one’s ability to pay. Collaborates with other community and political organizations to bring about social changes that improve access to healthcare.

Prison Abolition Committee –
Our Prison Abolition committee is one of the newest committees. Ideas are brewing around prison letters, book drives, education, organizing within and outside the prison with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. Interested? Have ideas? Come join us in the fight against the prison industrial complex!

Research Committee –
Looks into fact-based questions posed at general meetings or by other committees to help the chapter make well informed decisions. Promotes information literacy and research competency among members. Produces original research for publication.

Student and Youth Committee –
Promotes democratic socialism among college and youth communities. Assists in the creation of YDSA chapters.

Tech Committee –
Supports, researches, and implements technical operations and technical security for chapter functions.