Who We Are
The Florida Young Democrats (FYD), the official Florida chapter of the Young Democrats of America (YDA), is a political organization dedicated to securing the future of the Florida’s Democratic Party by providing the network, training, and tools necessary for young professionals to serve as leaders of their local communities. The Florida Young Democrats is also the organization responsible for ensuring the education and turnout for youth in the State of Florida for local, state, and national elections.
The Florida Young Democrats exists to secure the future of Florida’s Democratic Party by identifying and developing this new next generation of Democratic voters and leaders. The Florida Young Democrats also exist to strengthen the leadership within the Florida Democratic Party by building a strong, knowledgable, reliable and active group of young Democratic voters.
Young Democrats of America
FYD is a chartered chapter member of the Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the largest youth-led, national, partisan political organization. YDA mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process, influences the ideals of the Democratic Party, and develops the skills of the youth generation to serve as leaders at the local and national level.
YDA has chartered chapters in 46 states and U.S. territories with over 1,500 local chapters. Our 150,000+ members – including middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families – reflects the broad diversity of our nation and the Democratic Party. Our programs engage Young Democrats through their local county, college, or high school chapters, through state and regional programming, and nationally through events like our national convention and issue advocacy work.
The Young Democrats of America has been the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932. Since 2002, YDA has operated independently of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as a non-federal 527 political organization.
YDA’s campaigns and programs are aimed at building a sustainable youth movement. Through trainings, hands-on campaign experience, and leadership opportunities, YDA provides the infrastructure for young people to engage in partisan civic participation and prepares the youth generation to serve as leaders at the local, state, and national level.