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April 17, 2021 | Press Release

Las Vegas DSA Condemns Police Violence and Reaffirms the Need to Abolish the Police / Las Vegas DSA condena la violencia policial y reafirma la necesidad de abolir a la policía

Las Vegas DSA stands in solidarity with Adam Toledo’s family and people all over the country as we grieve the senseless killing of a 13-year-old child. Police have taken it upon themselves to become judge, jury, and executioner, this time resulting in the murder of a child who can clearly be seen complying with instructions […]
April 5, 2021 | Article

We Defeat Fascism with Black and Indigenous Liberation

This country is a settler-colonial state — an ongoing, over 400-year project focused on subjugating Black and Indigenous people as a means to extract profit. The only way forward is to dismantle the racist, imperialist police state.
March 22, 2021 | Press Release

In Grief and Solidarity with the AAPI Community / En Dolor y Solidaridad con la comunidad AAPI

The Las Vegas chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America mourns the lives of the eight people, including six Asian women, who were murdered Tuesday night in Georgia. 
January 31, 2021 | Local Issues

Indigenous Futures Must Be Part of Our Movement

The Indigenous Futures Survey is an indispensable document for any movement dedicated to democratic socialism on occupied lands. DSA organizers in Nevada should heed its insights.
January 8, 2021 | Events

“How We Get Free” Reading Group

Las Vegas DSA’s Socialist Feminist and Racial Justice committees have started a reading group to discuss How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
December 4, 2020 | Local Issues

We celebrate the decisive victory of DSA member, public defender, and District Judge-Elect Erika Ballou, one of seven female public defenders elected as judges in Clark County

After a historic year for racial justice, electing Erika Ballou was an expression of our collective will for a fresh perspective on the bench.

Socialist Spotlight: Fred Hampton

The quintessential coalition-builder, Fred Hampton advocated on behalf of the working class as a revolutionary socialist. His fight against racial capitalist structures remains relevant today, as does his murder at the hands of the state.
July 16, 2020 | Call to Action

PETITION: Tell Nevada Lawmakers to Divest from LVMPD

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is immensely overfunded. Their budget of over $655 million is astronomical for a city of our size.

Socialist Spotlight: James Baldwin

"I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." - James Baldwin

Socialist Spotlight: Angela Davis

Angela Davis is a feminist, Marxist, abolitionist, and a pivotal figure in the Black liberation movement.