Statements

YDSA Endorsment ​of the Student Debt Cancellation Act

Today, over 45 million Americans are burdened with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. This means millions of people in the richest country in the history of the world are living under extreme financial duress for pursuing an education. As such, student debt not only punishes people for daring to be educated, but it…

YDSA endorses and supports the Justice and Reformation Movement

The white, capitalist ruling class has used policing as a means of enforcing and maintaining a  racial and economic caste system since the early days of colonization. In the last 50 years, police agencies have widened the scope and scale of their systemic violence; through surveillance, informants, and others forms of covert policing, these agencies…

Solidarity with Sex Workers

The Young Democratic Socialists of America opposes SESTA/FOSTA and all legislation which threatens sex workers at the federal, state, or local level. On April 11th, President Trump signed SESTA/FOSTA into law, threatening the rights and safety of sex workers across the country. The legislation closes legal protections in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act,…

Solidarity with Douglas High School students

The Young Democratic Socialists of America mourn with the Parkland, FL community for the seventeen lives lost to senseless and preventable violence. We stand in solidarity with the student organizers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In the face of this tragedy, they have shown the courage our so-called leaders lack. Rather than allow themselves…