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

YDSA at UVA demands College For All

The University of Virginia (UVa) doesn’t appear amenable, at first glance, to a College for All (C4A) campaign. The median family income of students is $155,000, making UVa among the wealthiest universities in the nation, and student organizing culture has proven anemic for the past decade: besides sporadic demonstrations against defunding the financial aid program,…

YDSA In Action: Chapter Reports Roundup #2

The Activist prides itself on being a publication by YDSA, for YDSA. Therefore, one of our main objectives is to shine a light on the great work our chapters are doing across the country. So, in this post, we present to you our second batch of chapter reports! To check out the first batch, click…

An Interview with Joshua Collins

At the present historical moment, we find ourselves in the midst of innumerable crises egged on by capitalism, and the rise of far right movements the world over threaten to make matters even worse. However, not all hope is lost. In many respects, there has been an equal and opposite reaction on the Left. YDSA…