Thank you for visiting our website. We are the Columbus, Ohio chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.   As a political activist group, our efforts involve many movements and ideas to progressively evolve the world into a more equitable society. 

We are affiliated with Democratic Socialists of America.


Upcoming Meeting:

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio (DSCO) meeting.   Open business meeting.   We hope you can join us at the Northwood High Building, 2231 North High Street (intersection of Northwood and High Streets).  Parking is available in the back in spaces marked "R" or "Rardin" and on adjacent streets.  For more information, please contact  


Democratic Socialist of Central Ohio - an official sponsor

of the SPAN State Meeting


The Single-Payer Action Network Ohio will hold its 11th annual state meeting on April 26, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.  The keynote speaker, Dr. Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will talk about the growing economic inequality in the United States and how our healthcare system contributes to that as well as how economic inequality affects the care we receive.  


More information about the conference and registration is available online at

Read Friedman's article:  The ACA and America's Health-Care Mess in Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Dollars and Sense: 


Everybody In - Nobody Out!!  Medicare for All!!



For a Feminist Socialism by Simone Morgen


Why a Feminist Socialism?  Why, indeed?  Isn't Rosa Luxemburg a social icon?  Don't socialism's core values of equal treatment of all persons, without prejudice or disparate treatment, address feminist concerns? 

From:  Democratic Left, Winter 2013.  Read the article!


Socialist Readings


Demand Everything.  Lesson of the Transformative Organizing Model

Action will be Taken.  Left Anti-intellectualism and its Discontents.


50th Anniversary of Michael Harrington's "The Other America" at Progress Ohio.  Watch the Complete Program!  Panelists: Keith Kilty, Bob Fitrakis, Fadhel Kaboub, Kevin Boyle, Linda Cook, and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt








Presentation by Bill Barclay, DSA member and member of the Chicago Political Economy Group (








Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.