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

November Theme: Bernie and Beyond

This month, The Activist is seeking submissions around the theme “Bernie and Beyond.” We all love Bernie, and since DSA voted to endorse him, the fight to get a socialist in the White House is a big part of what we do. But as socialists we realise that it doesn’t stop there.  Whether he wins…

A Force Stronger Than Gravity: NYC YDSA Supports the Chicago Educators Strike

Halsey Hazzard, NYU/CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies On October 16th, the day before 35,000 teachers and staff in Chicago began the longest public education strike in decades, six members of NYC YDSA — from CUNY campuses Hunter College and City College, as well as NYU — boarded flights to Chicago to join Chicago…