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

DSA Should Take Advantage of the House Vote to Condemn Socialism

The United States House of Representatives recently voted on a resolution “Denouncing the horrors of socialism.” As DSA moves forward in planning its electoral strategy, we should use the list of Democrats who voted in favor of this resolution as a guide for the next few electoral cycles.

Students Need Affordable Public Transportation Now

Students in big, urban cities like New York rely on public transportation to commute to school everyday. Getting to school shouldn’t require breaking the bank for working-class students. 

Invest in the Future of DSA by Funding YDSA

In the coming weeks the DSA National Political Committee will vote on a proposed budget for YDSA. The YDSA National Coordinating Committee argues that fully funding YDSA means investing not just in a critical section of our organization, but the wider socialist movement.