In order to become an official voting member of DSA Los Angeles, you must be a dues-paying member of the the national Democratic Socialists of America. Dues start at $45 per year for an introductory rate, or $27 for low-income members. You can pay your national dues here.
National dues are required to be a voting member of DSA-LA. National dues are also what the organization looks to for official membership size of a chapter, which determines the amount of delegates that a chapter gets for national convention. These dues help to pay for our wonderful staff members and traveling organizers, as well as fund our organization's national campaign efforts chosen democratically at the biennial national convention.