Help us fight for a better Northern Illinois


We have so much work to do as we fight to make Northern Illinois a place where everyone can thrive. We can't do it alone.

Let's get to work, together. 

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NIDSA Chapter Quarterly Meetings

NIDSA gathers for a general meeting on a quarterly basis. All are invited to attend, even if you aren't a member of DSA!

Due to safety precautions, meetings will be held virtually via Zoom for the foreseeable future. 

Click here to register for our next meeting on 9/15/2021 at 7:30 PM.

NIDSA Events


Join members of Northern Illinois DSA for events and direct actions across the region.  

Organizing Committees

 Northern Illinois DSA operates four primary standing committees as spaces for members to come together for shared organizing projects. Participation in any of the committees is open to all active members.


Direct Action Committee

The Direct-Action Committee is responsible for organizing direct-action campaigns including but not limited to: strikes, demonstrations, mutual aid, educational material distribution, and protest marshaling.


Democratic Socialist Labor Committee

The Democratic Socialist Labor Committee is responsible for coordinating labor organizing campaigns and projects. This incldes aiding the development of unions, aiding the development of worker cooperatives, and supporting labor friendly community and government environments. 


Electoral Committee

The Electoral Committee is responsible for analyzing the electoral political landscape, recruiting and training candidates, lobbying legislators, and coordinating and supporting election efforts.


Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee is responsible for the preparation and distribution of recruitment and educational materials and for organizing outreach events. Additionally, the committee is responsible for managing the organization's social media and website as well as the publication of a recurring organization newsletter.