Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America

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Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America is a Western Massachusetts affiliate of Democratic Socialists of America.

Endorsing Alex Morse

January 8, 2020.



Pittsfield, MA — Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America (Berkshires DSA) officially endorses Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, a Democrat, in his challenge running for Congress in Massachusetts against the state’s 1st Congressional District incumbent and Head of the Ways and Means Committee, Representative Richard Neal.

Following the Berkshires DSA executive committee meeting with Morse in 2019 the chapter member’s came to an agreement that his work in Holyoke, and his commitment to environmental justice, universal healthcare, public education, and solidarity with the working class, make him a candidate that they can enthusiastically support. Morse has refused to take money from corporate PACs and the fossil fuel industry.

In Holyoke, where he serves one of the poorest communities in the state, the mayor has addressed the need for economic growth and job creation in safe and sustainable ways, achievements and goals that we find in alignment with the Green New Deal. During his tenure he has worked toward making the city of Holyoke carbon neutral through implementing strong environmental policies, and he is a strong supporter of universal single payer healthcare, often referred to as Medicare for All.

Morse has also focused on public school education, preparing the school teachers and administration to better integrate with a more than 50 percent Hispanic population.

“Our chapter is in talks with Morse’s campaign to see how we can campaign for the Neal challenger, while we also ramp up our efforts to campaign for Presidential nominee Senator Bernie Sanders,” said Berkshires DSA Co-Chair John Prusinski.

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In 2019 Dan Rafferty was co-chair of the Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America.

Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America July 19 2018.


The Third Thursday BDSA crew. — with Bill Laviolette and John Prusinski in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America· December 13 2018:


Group photo from last weekend's New England Regional DSA Leadership Training! — with Aimee J. Dupont and John Prusinski at Maine Irish Heritage Center.


Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America · August 7, 2019 ·


Socialists Socializing and welcoming back our delegate from the 2019 National DSA Convention in Atlanta! — with Jeffrey Turner, Dan Rafferty and Sonya Bykofsky.

Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America January 27 2019·


Berkshires DSA at the 4 Freedoms Democracy in Action event! — with Bill Laviolette, Judy Eddy and John Prusinski.

Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America Closed Facebook Group


Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America Closed Facebook Group, as of September 2, 2017;[2]


Berkshires Democratic Socialists of America

Other Members

More members had been added by October 15.

More names had been added by June 6, 2018;