Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Berlin

Building the US Left post-Bernie2020


Germany for Bernie has decided to form Berlin chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Despite Bernie Sanders’s disappointing loss in the Democratic Presidential Primary, there is still a strong future for the leftist ideals to grow and gain influence in the US and throughout the world. Progressive victories in recent primaries—including elections for national, state, and local level offices—have shown that left-wing politics still has real purchase in the US.

Throughout this summer’s primary calendar, Germany for Bernie has continued to fight for the candidates that support our ideals, including phonebanking and texting for Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, and Ilhan Omar.

In order to keep up our work as effectively as we can, we have decided to transition into a new organizational form as a group. After much deliberation and consultation with our closest supporters, Germany for Bernie made the decision to pursue forming one of the first international chapters of Democratic Socialists of America.

This will allow us to keep up the work we do best—volunteering for candidates who share our values and discussing progressive ideas—as well as partnering with a growing organization back in the US, fostering ties with similar groups in Berlin and around the world, and fighting for local progressive issues.

As we begin our journey as a DSA chapter, we want to build as large a base of support as possible. Please register your interest at this link, or email Ted Knudsen ( with any questions.