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.

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Democratic Socialism in the UK: YDSA, Corbyn’s Labour and the UK General Election

In September, YDSA’s former co-chair Ajmal Alami attended the Labour Party conference. Now, with the UK election fast approaching, he weighs in on this crucial moment for the UK left — and what the US left can learn from it. The fight for a Labour government With a general election in the UK tomorrow, Labour…

UMBC YDSA Protests Melania Trump Campus Visit

On the afternoon of Monday, November 25th, members of University of Maryland, Baltimore County YDSA found out that the First Lady Melania Trump would be on campus the following day to speak at a youth summit on opioid abuse. Within 24 hours we had planned and executed a protest against the Drug War and in…

YDSA In Action: Chapter Reports Roundup #1

The Activist is a publication by and for YDSA members, and part of our mission to highlight the work our members are doing on campuses around the country. So, we’re compiling reports from a variety of chapters on the various campaigns they’re working on, and today we’re excited to share the first batch! We’ll have…