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Zip Codes with Existing DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) Chapters - not a political piece; I used the map to investigate the political landscape across the US w.r.t. socialist engagement: Green indicates an existing chapter; Red indicates no chapter! Each dot is the center of a zip code.

Zip Codes with Existing DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) Chapters - not a political piece; I used the map to investigate the political landscape across the US w.r.t. socialist engagement: Green indicates an existing chapter; Red indicates no chapter! Each dot is the center of a zip code.

wastingvaluelesstime

Shouldn't DSA be colored red? I'll show myself out.


BrilliantScarcity354

Touché


NorCalifornioAH

I think there's a problem with your methodology here. I was surprised to see that Cleveland didn't have any, so I googled it and [it turns out they do](https://www.dsacleveland.org/). Unless maybe they're splitters.


BrilliantScarcity354

So I genuinely just pulled from https://chapters.dsausa.org


NorCalifornioAH

Maybe they're splitters.


NorCalifornioAH

I just looked up some Cleveland zip codes, and that site tells me Cleveland is the DSA chapter for most of them. It did say there was no chapter for a couple of them.


woodsred

The Indiana suburbs of Louisville have one but Louisville proper does not? That seems odd. I guess the Evansville chapter or something has a very expansive sense of its range?


NorCalifornioAH

[Looks to me like Louisville has one.](https://www.dsalouisville.org/)


woodsred

I guess it does! Just checked and Lexington does as well (because of course it does). u/BrilliantScarcity354, why'd ya skip Kentucky?


grumpy_suburbanite

Indiana with the surprising representation.


ScorpionX-123

it was Eugene Debs' home state, after all


giscience

funny how mormon land is split at the UT/ID border


woodsred

It seems like not all of the chapters have put a lot of effort into defining their zip codes. For instance, the Twin Ports, MN-WI chapter (Duluth-Superior) should theoretically cover a good chunk of NW WI & NE MN, but it looks like they just listed the zip codes of nearby "large" towns, whereas some chapters seem to have listed every single zip code within a large range (Fargo, ND for example)


Exrudis

https://xkcd.com/1138/


BrilliantScarcity354

Honestly very funny but I think what I cared more to find were situations of more rural places with chapters since it’s indicative of a culture shift


Exrudis

Haha yeah I love xkcd. But you’re right—those chapters in Indiana and Tennessee, then almost none in Kentucky, is super interesting.


gkn08215

South Jersey is very conservative. This is a surprise


BrilliantScarcity354

By nature of its goal the community should exist anywhere there are “workers” which in a more specific sense seems to align with “blue collar” work which may be the reason for representation in south Jersey?


gkn08215

My experience is “workers” are mostly conservative. Union leadership bows to liberal governance because they can extort money from them easier.


woodsred

Looked at the list; there's one chapter based in Camden whose range is all of South Jersey.


Any_Patient_3415

Grossly high


clad_in_wools

None in southern VT? But there are chapters in some of the most remote towns in the northern Adirondacks? I call bullshit.. I would be curious to see the methodology used to obtain this information.


BrilliantScarcity354

Already explained in previous comments, I used the DSA chapter lookup tool and programmatically input every zip code in the US, want me to link you the chapter lookup tool? Also there is a large chapter in Buffalo which is likely why the region has representation


AlternativeCar8272

What up Tennessee?


Ok_Statistician_3113

It's a map about a political party. But it's not a political piece? Hello? Anybody home up there?


BrilliantScarcity354

If you think the DSA is a legit political party in our system you’re either extremely optimistic or misinformed - a political piece in the way I see it is one that purports to support one side or another which I do not in fact do here


Basic_Bichette

I think you mean to say that it's not a *partisan* piece - in other words, you haven't created this to support or detract from the DSA.


SeattleSeahawksBest

the entire state i live in is communist? geez gotta move north to NH or smth