What Democratic Socialism means to me


Note: My local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America opens every monthly meeting with a member sharing their story of what Democratic Socialism means to them. At the January 2018 meeting, I got to tell mine. The following is what I read.

In the late 1800’s, a young man named Adolphe was looking for work in his hometown of Lévis, across the river from Québec City. The economy in that area in that time wasn’t particularly favorable. To find work, he resorted to what many of his fellow French Canadians did, and followed the railroad tracks into New England to work in the burgeoning manufacturing industries.