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

COVID-19 Call for Submissions

The global COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around it is terrifying, but in this moment  socialists must take solace in each other and in our work to build a movement. We draw our strength from solidarity. Meeting in person, the foundation of organizing, is not an option right now. But we can still discuss and…

Lessons in Liberalism

As the Spring 2020 semester begins, Georgia Tech’s YDSA chapter is about a hundred members strong, with multiple active committees and campaigns. There’s a strong case to be made that we are the vanguard of the GT student movement. But before us, GT had been a complacent, apolitical campus — until Trump’s 2016 election victory…