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

Introducing The Activist!

This summer in Atlanta, delegates to the YDSA 2019 National Convention voted to revive the YDSA publication. Now, the YDSA National Political Education Committee is thrilled to announce that The Activist is back! The Activist was founded years ago, and in its early days editors and contributors included Jacobin contributor and NPC member Chris Maisano,…