Introduction

Young Democratic Socialists of America is the youth and student section of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a national organization of recognized campus chapters and several hundred activists. We are students organizing in our universities, colleges, and high schools to fight for the immediate needs of workers and students while building our capacity to fight for more radical and structural changes.

We work with labor campaigns to organize student workers of staff. We organize to defend immigrants through campaigns for sanctuary campuses. We campaign to divest our schools from fossil fuels. We do anti-poverty work through local mutual aid programs in our communities, and much much more.

YDSA fights for democratic socialism through active campaigns to improve the lives of working people.


The Activist

Inside the YDSA Convention: Day 3

This article sums up the third and final day of the 2024 YDSA national convention. Deliberation Block 4  Deliberation began with Resolution 16 – “Ecosocialism Beyond the Green New Deal.” R16 seeks to recognize the legislative gridlock that the Green New Deal has fallen into and politicize our ecosocialist vision beyond reform efforts. The amended…

Activist Updates: 2024 YDSA Convention Day 2

The Activist Editorial Board summarizes the second day of the 2024 YDSA national convention. After being taught how to use OpenSlides  and the history of Robert’s Rules of Order on day one, delegates began debating, persuading, and voting on resolutions on day two. 143 delegates gathered on Zoom, participating in three “deliberative blocks,” with votes…