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Welcoming Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton

Image may contain: textYoung Democratic Socialists is happy to welcome our newest Chapter at Princeton University! In their founding statement they highlighted the need on campus for an "organized left" to bring together the variety of progressive campaigns into a cohesive coalition for democratic socialism. They pointed out that "after the election of Donald Trump, a multi-voice, inclusive, and outspokenly left voice on campus" is a necessity to fight back against the right wing and attacks on workers, immigrants, and other vulnerable communities on campus. 

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New Assistant Youth Organizer Hired

Please join us in welcoming Ryan Mosgrove as our new Assistant Youth Organizer. Ryan will be working with the Young Democratic Socialists over the next three months to support our massive growth and our upcoming conference, Revolution at the Crossroads, this Presidents' Day Weekend (Feb 17-19) in New York City. 

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Revolution At The Crossroads

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Youth and students need to get ready to fight against Trump. Come to share skills and experiences with campus organizers from around the country. Register today and check out draft schedule here.

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YDS is Hiring!

Be part of growing the rising socialist youth movement! Apply to be the Young Democratic Socialist Assistant Youth Organizer opening.
 
YDS is hiring a temporary part-time Assistant Youth Organizer. The position is based out of Washington, DC. 
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Welcome OU YDS!

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The newest chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists is at the University of Oklahoma. Read about why they are excited to be active in our network!

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Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump

February 17, 2017 · $20.00 USD

Location: MayDay Space
Where: 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
When: Friday, February 17th at 6 PM to Sunday, February 19th to 4 PM

Political Context

This Presidents’ Day weekend, the Young Democratic Socialists will gather for our annual winter conference in New York City titled Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump. We did not choose the name lightly. In doing so, we call for leftists to collectively confront Trump and Trumpism at every possible opportunity. When a Trump administration attempts mass deportations of undocumented workers, when it attempts to register Muslims or roll back worker protections, when it attempts to take away reproductive, LGTBQ, civil, or any other rights, then we must militantly resist to prevent such measures.

To succeed, this must be explicitly socialist resistance. With liberalism having repeatedly shown itself incapable of combating the far right, it is now the time for socialists to openly declare our place in building the mass, multi-racial, and working class movement necessary for defeating the Trump administration. In this struggle, millennials will play an outsized role. That is why this conference comes at such a critical time—together we must create spaces for democratic and strategic discussion, spaces to gain organizing skills, and most importantly, spaces to form networks of young radicals for the future struggles ahead. These spaces will only come together if socialists come together. Join us this Presidents Weekend and help ignite the movement to defeat the Trump administration, continue the political revolution, and build the socialist alternative.

Key Deadlines

  • January 8th: Travel Scholarship for Air Travel (for application see below)
  • January 15th: Travel Scholarship for Non-Air Travel (ex: bus, car, train, etc.)
  • February 3rd: Early Bird Registration Ends - Tickets prices go up from $5 to $10
  • February 10th: Free Housing - We have limited free housing. You need to first register, then you will be sent an application for free housing.

Apply for a travel scholarship here! (First Deadline January 8, 2017)

Check out the working program (subject to change)