Freedom Road Socialist Organization has two levels of membership: General Membership and Cadre Membership, with different levels of commitment, rights, and responsibilities.

General Membership

General Members are required to agree with the FRSO Program, pay annual dues of at least $20 annually, and commit to attending at least one online General Members meeting annually. These are the minimum expectations, but many General Members are more involved in various ways, such as attending our quarterly online meetings, participating in online study sessions, attending local district-level General Members meetings, and participating in local community organizing. General Members do not attend internal FRSO meetings and may not represent FRSO publicly unless directed to do so by FRSO local or national leadership.

Existing General Members can start or resume recurring payments towards General Membership fees at

You can apply for General Membership by filling out the online form below, and a FRSO organizer will reach out to you.


Cadre Membership

Cadre Membership is a serious commitment and requires a high level of activity and dedication to the cause of building revolution in the United States. Cadre Members are the backbone of our revolutionary organization.

Cadre are required to agree to the FRSO Program, undergo a series of political study sessions before joining, pay monthly dues based on income level, contribute to building the people’s struggles through an organized FRSO Unit, engage in ongoing political study, participate in the internal life of their local FRSO District, and are bound by democratic centralism. Cadre in good standing can attend, speak, and vote at internal FRSO meetings.

Cadre recruitment occurs on a local level by Unit and District leadership. If you are in touch with your local FRSO organizers, you should reach out to them to discuss Cadre Membership. If you are not located near a FRSO District, or you are located near a District but are not in contact with local FRSO organizers, you can apply for General Membership, and in the introduction section of the form, mention that you are interested in Cadre Membership. A FRSO organizer will reach out to you to discuss this.