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2017 YDS Annual Conference

Young Democratic Socialists, youth-wing of Democratic Socialist of America, is excited for our upcoming 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, August 3-6th. YDS will be debating priorities and resolutions, and electing a new national leadership to help usher the organization into a new period of campus activism.

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YDS in National Debate with Turning Point USA

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Young people are building and leading their own movements, and during these uncertain times campuses are centers for heavy ideological debate and conflict. As millennials prepare to shape our world in our image, one central question looms: should our future be a socialist or capitalist one?

Join us at Georgetown University on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 PM for a friendly debate on this question between Ryan Mosgrove, National Organizer for Young Democratic Socialists, and Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA.

This debate will be livestreamed via Facebook Live on Event Page! If you're local, it is a public event and directions are here.

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YDS Makes a Big Impact on Campuses in the Spring

The Young Democratic Socialists have grown from roughly a dozen chapters at the beginning of the school year to over forty groups around the country today. YDS is now one of the premier progressive national campus organizations - on par in strength with historic allies such as United Students Against Sweatshops and United States Student Association. 

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Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump

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From February 17-19, members of Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) gathered for “Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump.” The first YDS conference since the post-Bernie/Trump boom, the gathering acted as a rally point for all our new members as well as the staging ground for building and confronting the new far-right administration.

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YDS is Seeking Editors and Writers for The Activist!

The Activist is the official blog of Young Democratic Socialists. Because of the massive growth DSA and YDS have experienced, we’re remaking The Activist as a more organized and active part of YDS. Until now, The Activist has been a great forum for opinion within DSA, and that’s a role we want to preserve, but we also want to focus on expanding our journalistic coverage of DSA and the left more broadly.

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