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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Third Times the Charm; Why 2024 is the Perfect Year to Elect a President Bernie Sanders

One of the great and simultaneously terrible stories of American politics is that of the political comeback. Abraham Lincoln lost a race for the United States Senate only to be elected president two years later. Richard Nixon lost in the 1960 presidential election, then won the election of 1972. Ted Kennedy, who had planned to…

The Second Coming of a “Pink Tide”

It’s April 7th, 2018. The former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (or simply “Lula”) has been charged with corruption and is about to turn himself in. Before surrendering, Lula gives a speech to the thousands of supporters outside of the Metalworkers’ Union headquarters he has been hiding out in for the past…