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Former South Bend Mayor and Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg addressing the 2019 YDA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana

Founded in 1932, the Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the largest youth-led, partisan political organization in the nation and serves as the national federation for all state and territorial Young Democrat chapters. As a completely volunteer-led organization, the Young Democrats of America mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process to elect Democrats, influence the ideals of the Democratic Party, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders.

Our membership reflects the broad diversity of our nation and the Democratic Party. Participation in the Young Democrats of America allows members to network with their peers from across the nation and the opportunity to sharpen their political skills. You can find out more information about the Young Democrats of America on our General Information fact sheet here.