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from the Socialist Party USA Platform The Socialist Party USA stands for the abolition of every form of domination and exploitation, whether based on social class, gender, race/ethnicity, age, education, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.

We are committed to the transformation of capitalism through the creation of a socialist society based on compassion, empathy, and respect as well as the development of new social structures.  Socialism will establish a new social and economic order in which workers and community members will take responsibility for and control of their interpersonal relationships, their neighborhoods, their local government, and the production and distribution of all goods and services.   

For these reasons we call for social ownership and democratic control of productive resources, for a guarantee to all of the right to participate in societal production, and to a fair share of society’s product, in accordance with individual needs.

As we pursue a socialist transformation of society, we join with others in making radical demands on the existing system: demands that challenge the basic assumptions of a capitalist market economy while pointing the way to a new society. Although reforms will not in themselves bring about socialism, the fight for them will advance the cause by demonstrating the inherent limitations and injustice of the capitalist system. As we build the socialist movement, we organize around a platform committed to our common and interdependent struggles and aspirations.

Read our full Statement of Principles here




Socialist Party USA Annual Dues Rates
Tier 1: $50 a year (monthly payments not available)
Tier 2: $10 a month or $120 a year
Tier 3: $15 a month or $180 a year
Tier 4: $20 a month or $240 a year
Tier 5: More than $20 a month or more than $240 a year

Monthly dues will only be available through setting up a regular credit or debit card payment.  If a member's credit or debit card is declined, they will be notified by the National Secretary and will immediately enter into the 30 grace period. 

We understand that a working class income will include working class expenses. Therefore, our tier model is a suggested guide and we encourage members to contribute a membership payment that is fully considerate of their economic reality.


Tier 1 for annual incomes under $25,000
Tier 2 annual incomes from $25,001 to $35,000
Tier 3 annual incomes from $35,001 to $50,000
Tier 4 annual incomes from $50,001 to $65,000
Tier 5 annual incomes over $65,000

We understand there may be circumstances where the applicant or renewing member is financially unable to meet the minimum dues requirement. In the event of financial hardship please contact the National Office at natsec@socialistparty-usa.org regarding membership dues and fill out the 
Membership Applications with Waiver Request.