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New Chapters: Fall2016

The Young Democratic Socialists has four new chapters this semester just as mid-terms are coming! Learn more about new chapters at University of Oregon, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Dallas, and University of Wisconsin at Madison. If you want to start a chapter, please fill out this form

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YDS's Hannah Zimmerman in The Nation

Hannah Zimmerman was the youngest Bernie Sanders delegate in the United States. She led High Schoolers for Bernie Sanders and now sits on our Coordinating Committee, the Young Democratic Socialists national elected leadership. The Nation interviewed her and other democratic socialist Sanders delegates. Learn more about her experience and what is next for the Political Revolution here.
 

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YDS in "Necessary Trouble"!

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Radical journalist Sarah Jaffe's new book "Necessary Trouble" chronicles and connects protest movements since the Great Recession such as the Tea Party, Occupy, Black Lives Matter, Moral Monday, Fight for Fifteen, and many more.

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Seizing the Moment: Young Socialists Take on the Old Democratic Guard

Common Dreams profiled the Young Democratic Socialists, including our Co-Chairs Kayla Pace and Spencer Brown. Check out this great article, Seizing the Moment: Young Socialists Take on the Old Democratic Guard, on how YDS is organizing millennials for socialism 

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YDS Statement in Solidarity with Standing Rock

Statement passed by the YDS Coordinating Committee on September 1st, 2016

Ever since 1492, the indigenous peoples of North America have faced relentless violence and attempts of cultural genocide from external power structures. From historic abuses, such as the Trail of Tears; to contemporary injustices, such as the epidemic of suicide among indigenous youth, or the almost inhumane living standards on reservations in modern times. The spirit and resolve of the first peoples to live on the land we now call the United States of America has been intentionally and mindfully oppressed for centuries. Thus, to see the people of the Standing Rock Reservation in the Dakotas stand up against the expansion of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline through their lands, and across the Missouri River, their source of fresh water is to see an awakening of the heart and mind to which we all should bear witness and show solidarity.

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