History and Mission
Young Democrats of Maryland (YDM) is a youth organization and recognized arm of the Maryland Democratic Party, dedicated to fostering growth, expansion, and leadership development within the ranks of the state party by fostering opportunities for young activists to get involved, and stay engaged in local, state and national politics while promoting the progressive agenda of the local, state, and national arms of Democratic Party.
YDM is a recognized and flourishing member of the national youth Democratic organization Young Democrats of America and has a membership that spans high schools, colleges and universities, counties and cities across our great state of Maryland. In addition to regional and institutional chartered chapters, YDM has an expansive caucus system that stresses the necessarily tailored agendas of traditionally Democratic groups.
With hundreds of members across the state, a widespread roster of elected officials, a plethora of well-groomed leaders of tomorrow, growing and influential chapters and caucuses, and a general commitment to excellence, YDM is quickly establishing itself as one of the preeminent forces in Maryland politics; do not miss an opportunity to join up now.
Through community service projects, youth outreach, social functions, and issue forums that focus on current issues impacting young people in the various regions of Maryland, YDM plans to create and/or enlarge YDM chapters in each county and at each college in Maryland. With the help of the Maryland Democratic Party, YDM will be successful here in Maryland as well as in the Young Democrats of America, its parent organization. YDM will also enhance its communications efforts this year to ensure that the public and the elected officials of Maryland fully understand the impact of public policy proposals on young people. We are the 'new generation of Americans' and the future of this state and nation rests in our hands. It is important that our voice be heard well in the public policy debate. The bottom line is that YDM will stand up strong for the ideals of the Democratic Party and will work hard for the Party to make sure the public remembers those ideals and what they have meant to this state and to our country.