Ron Nelson

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Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson is an Austin Texas activist.


Studied Economics & Government at The University of Texas at Austin.

Ron Nelson attended his first socialist meeting---Young Peoples Socialist League ---in 1963 at UT.

DSA member


In 2016, Ron Nelson was a member of Austin Democratic Socialists of America

Thomas Grace meeting


Austin Democratic Socialists of America shared Thorne Dreyer's post. April 8 2016.

Thomas Grace is also speaking tonight at the TSEU Union Hall at 7pm, located at 1700 S. 1st St.

Thomas Grace is our guest on Rag Radio today, Fri. 4/8, 2-3 p.m. (CT) on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin. Tom, a survivor of the 1970 Kent State shootings -- when National Guardsmen shot unarmed students, killing four -- is the author of "Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties." Stream it live:

Tracey Schulz, Alice Embree, Cecilia Colome, Glenn Scott, Barbara Fetonte, Ron Nelson, Yolanda Delgado, Roger Baker, Jr. David Hamilton, Beverly Baker Moore.

Feb. 2017 meeting


Austin DSA February 12 at 11:01am · The agenda for this Thursday's meeting has been set, and remember, all are welcome: friends, neighbors, and kids! 🤝Introductions – Who we are – 10 minutes 🏳️‍🌈Regional Coordinator of Equality Texas, Robert Salcido – 15 minutes 🗣Q&A with Robert Salcido – 20 minutes 💾Tech Committee Report – 5 minutes ✊Linda Curtis on independent political action – 10 minutes 🔗Why non-state employees should take April 12th off to join TSEU’s March and Lobby Day – Danny Fetonte – 5 minutes 📝Organizing/Orientation Schools for new members – 5 minutes 🌹Socialist Feminist Fundraiser Report – 5 minutes 💸Divestment Legislation – Bernice Hecker – 5 minutes 📖Reading Group – Ron Nelson and Jim Tourtelott – 5 minutes 📯Announcements and General Welfare – 10 minutes The featured speaker for our next meeting on March 16th is Shadia Ajram – an Arab-American organizer who will discuss the challenges faced by Arab-American women and the resistance to Trump.

Austin DSA national conference delegate


Ron Nelson was chosen as an Austin Democratic Socialists of America alternate delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America National convention in Chicago, August 3-6, 2017.

Endorsing Fetonte

Austin Democratic Socialists of America members who endorsed Danny Fetonte when he ran for DSA NPC in 2017 included Liz Garcia, Chau Ngo, Jim Tourtelott, Bobbie Tsukahara, Nikki Reese, Julie Ann Nitsch, Taylor Jones, Seth Hutchinson, Jacob Aronowitz, James Cole, Gil Starkey, Barbara Fetonte, Mickey Fetonte, Bob Gibbons, Ron Nelson, Ahmed Abdel-Meguid, Yolanda Delgado, Priscilla Echegaray, Sophia Donnelly, Roy Woody, Susanna Woody, Liliana Mendoza, Chris Wang, Colin Gray, Omar Kadir, Molly Middleton, Derek Brozowski, Guilherme Nettesheim, Steve Voytowich, Chance Walker, Mike Gross, Rachel Castignoli, Bob Gibbons, Cynthia Mancha – Austin.[1]

Democratic Socialists of America Unity

Ron Nelson supported the Democratic Socialists of America Unity grouping, established for the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Chicago.[2]

Texas DSA - Red State Rising

On March 16, 2017 Ron Nelson was a member of the Texas DSA - Red State Rising closed Facebook group.[3]

Left Up To US Closed Facebook group

Members of the Left Up To US closed Facebook group, as of August 11, 2017 included Ron Nelson.[4]

Socialist Majority Caucus

DSA's Socialist Majority Caucus signatories list as of April 25 2019 included Ron Nelson of Austin Democratic Socialists of America.