Democratic Socialists of America - Denver

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Democratic Socialists of America - Denver is a Colorado affiliate of Democratic Socialists of America.


In April 2017 Democratic Socialists of America - Denver contact was Kristofer Dubbels.[1]

Healthcare protest

Five protesters were cited July 7, 2017 while attempting to hold a sit-in at U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office to urge a “no” vote on the Senate health care bill.

The sit-in by the Democratic Socialists of America was one of many held by the group nationwide targeting Republican senators. In Denver, 12 protesters entered the building’s lobby in the afternoon for a sit-in. Gardner’s staff invited five of them upstairs and facilitated a phone call with the senator. Afterward, the group refused to leave until Gardner vowed to vote no.

“Trumpcare, which is a de facto repeal of the Affordable Care Act, would make universal health care very difficult to implement in the near future,” DSA Denver spokesman Kristofer Dubbels said. “Cory Gardner’s refusal to hold any sort of forum where the public can interact with him and hear our comments with him have essentially forced us to engage in actions like this.”

“After speaking with Senator Gardner, his health care policy staff and his state director, several individuals from Democratic Socialists of America still refused to leave our office space after the building and our office closed,” said Alex Siciliano, a spokesman for Gardner.

“We are required to remove the individuals from our office after it closes so we had to request police to peacefully remove them,” he continued. “The top priority is always going to be to allow these individuals to exercise their First Amendment rights in a safe environment. We continue to do everything we can to allow that to continue.”

Carolee Strom, Merill Carter, Chris Diehn, Jessica Westerbur and Jeremy Wilburn were cited for trespassing and released.[2]

Members of DSA // Denver Democratic Socialists // core group


As of April 1, 2017;

Members of Denver DSA Racial Justice Committee


As of April 28, 2017;


Other Members

Organizing Meeting

Organizing Meeting, hosted by Democratic Socialists of America - Denver, Saturday, March 25 at 2 PM - 3:30 PM MDT

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St, Denver, Colorado 80205

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