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

We’re All McAleveyites Now 

Jane McAlevey’s emphasizes being «organizers» not «activists.» This represents an important development for the Left.

Struggling for Socialism in Texas

Young people across the country, Texans included, are increasingly despairing with their political options. YDSA is working to change that by showing people what can be possible.

Fighting Back in DeSantis’s Florida

Socialist organizing has become a very different task in Florida as Ron DeSantis has pursued reactionary culture war policy positions. But YDSA chapters have been fighting back.