Democratic Socialism for the many

Bread & Roses is a national caucus of Marxist organizers in the Democratic Socialists of America. We are committed to helping build an effective DSA rooted in the multiracial working class.

From the return of strikes and the great wave of rank-and-file led reform sweeping unions like the United Auto Workers and the Teamsters, to democratic socialist victories at the ballot box, independent class politics is back. Now is the time to make democratic socialism a fundamental part of U.S. society. And building a real democratic socialist alternative to the Republican and Democratic Parties is our best hope to avoid total climate catastrophe and to defeat the far right, racism, anti-feminist and anti-queer politics, imperialism, war, and neoliberal capitalism.

Bread & Roses wants to work with all democratic socialists to build such an alternative. One with a militant, left-wing, and democratic labor movement at its core. An alternative that can fight and win Medicare for All and a Green New Deal, fight for equality and liberation for all oppressed people, and end the Democratic Party’s chokehold on progressive politics.

The Democratic Socialists of America is a key part of that movement. We want to help DSA become a vehicle for working people to effectively take on and beat the billionaire class. This will require organizing local and national struggles that can inspire and radicalize more and more people and eventually win tangible gains for millions. In this process, we must also promote a compelling vision and strategy for democratic socialist transformation. As a big tent organization in a country with a wide range of political contexts, the specifics of what this looks like will vary from place to place. But the common thread is mass politics and mass action. Without such an approach, DSA will continue to struggle to root itself in the multiracial working class.

Bread & Roses’s politics and perspectives are outlined in our Where We Stand and Tasks for 2022-2023 documents. We strongly encourage active DSA members who agree with our point of view and strategy to consider filling out this form to learn more about joining B&R.