YDSA Bookshelf

YDSA has created resources to help you with anything from organizing a campaign to starting a chapter! These materials were developed by members of the NCC and National Committees. Check out all of our materials and resources below:

YDSA How-To Guides

2017 YDSA Organizing Manual
An over 40-page manual that covers a variety of topics and gives you a nuts and bolts look at chapter building. 

NEW! YDSA Mutual Mentorship Guide 
A guide to developing and maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between your YDSA and DSA chapter. If you want to learn more or get involved, check out the Mutual Mentorship Subcommittee.

YDSA Labor Organizing Guide
A YDSA-specific guide to working with labor organizations, unions, and campaigns on your campus. If you want to learn more or get involved, check out the Labor Subcommittee.

NEW! YDSA Rank-and-File Teachers Guide
A-YDSA specific guide to becoming a rank-and-file teacher to help build the labor movement after you graduate. This can also be viewed at teachers.dsausa.org. If you want to learn more or get involved, check out the Labor Subcommittee.

YDSA Medicare For All Guide
A YDSA-specific guide on how to set up and run a Medicare for All campaign on your campus. If you want to learn more or get involved, check out the M4A Subcommittee.

Starting A Chapter

Sample Chapter/Club Constitution
A sample chapter constitution your club can use as a template for your own.

Fall Drive 2018 Materials

YDSA Tri-Fold Pamphlet: Black and White | Color
Handout about YDSA and DSA for tabling and other outreach events.

Stickers: YDSA | DSA
Printable sticker templates for tabling and other outreach events.

YDSA Press Kit
Guides and templates for doing press outreach to spotlight your chapter and your work.

Logo Assets & Design Guide
Design your own logo for your YDSA chapter.

Digital Security Packet
How to guide on digital security for you and your members (not produced by YDSA or DSA).

Other Resources

The Activist Magazine (Fall 2017)
8-page magazine produced specifically for the fall drive by the Activist editorial board of YDSA.

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Join YDSA!

YDSA is a part of Democratic Socialists of America; membership in YDSA includes membership in DSA. To join, fill out the form on the DSA site, and answer yes to Are a you student interested in starting or joining a campus chapter?

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