Circa early 1980s Ada Dobbs, Central Branch was listed as a branch contact for the Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America. At the
bottom of the list was the statement, "Change the USA, work with DSA!".
Friend of the New American Movement
Upton Sinclair Club
In the early 1990s Ben Dobbs and Ada of Los Angeles were executive members of the Upton Sinclair Club, of Democratic Socialists of America. The club consisted of wealthy Californians able to contribute significant donations to DSA.