About Us

What is the NPEC

The National Political Education Committee (pronounced N-Peck) was created to help chapters develop the lesson plans, curriculum, and the facilitation skills needed to implement a long-term political education program locally. Political education should be accessible by all chapters to develop members into socialist organizers who can effectively articulate our demands and explain the tenets of socialism that are needed to build and maintain a mass and diverse working-class movement.

How we came to be

The passing of Resolution #33, titled “Invest in Political Education” led the NPC to create the National Political Education Committee in October 2019. A search for initial members soon went out. The NPEC held its first meeting in early 2020 and since then has been implementing a 2-year plan to develop and improve political education in DSA.

Who we are

The NPEC is a 31 member committee appointed by the National Political Committee. The current members are:

  • Alexander Gallus he/him East Bay
  • Bill Barclay he/him Ventura County
  • Matthew Strupp he/him Madison Area
  • Jauwan Hall he/him At-large
  • Carrington Morris she/her NYC Chapter Liaison
  • Scott McLemee he/him Metro DC
  • Jerry Harris he/him Chicago
  • David Kotz he/him River Valley(Western Massachusetts)
  • Karen Ashikeh she/her Portland (Oregon)
  • Molly Culhane she/her At-Large
  • Griffin he/him At-large
  • Elton LK he/him Boise
  • Enrique Flores he/him Rio Grande Valley
  • Per Davidson he/him Boston
  • Guy Brown he/him Charlotte Metro SC and National WG and Committee liaison
  • Evan Moravansky he/him Mid-Hudson Valley Chair, SC
  • Daphna Thier she/her NYC
  • Mie Inouye she/her Mid-Hudson Valley
  • Nic Cooper she/they Polk County
  • Joshua Lawson he/him Metro DC
  • Sally Hayati Los Angeles
  • Aimee Mepham she/her Winston-Salem SC
  • Samuel Pierce Boston
  • Brandon Locke he/him Seattle
  • Riley Woodward-Pratt Olympia
  • Mark Schaeffer he/him Capital District
  • Tom Hansberger he/they Milwaukee
  • Terry he/him Portland(Oregon)
  • Justin Charles he/him NYC NPC liaison
  • Marvin Gonzalez NYC NPC liaison