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

Taking Education Into Our Own Hands

With universities turning to austerity, YDSA has a responsibility to support student bodies when their schools don’t.

The Time to Fight

A member of YDSA’s leadership weighs in on what the drawn-out election will mean and how we should proceed.

No More No-Knocks

This speech was given to open the No More No Knocks rally in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.