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

Divestment Campaign Chapter Reports from April 2022

Over the next several weeks, The Activist will be publishing a series of chapter reports written in April of 2022 by YDSA chapter leaders from across the country. They will be grouped either by category or region of the country and will be lightly edited for clarity. This selection will focus on divestment campaigns.  Niko…

YDSA Conference Reflections

Reflections from YDSA members on their experiences attending YDSA Conference in Chicago. Rene Choudhari, UC Berkeley YDSA I joined YDSA because I thought it was just a political activism club, but attending YDSA Conference has made me realize that this organization is about far more than one-off campaigns or just discussing socialist ideas. We heard…