Who We Are

The San Francisco Young Democrats lead the nation in progressive political values. We represent the issues of young people through activism, outreach and endorsements.

Change starts at the local level. Real, actionable, and meaningful change happens when citizens rise up and work together to advance their values.

What changes a room can change a city. What changes a city can change a state. What changes a state can change a nation. And what changes a nation can change the world.
— President Barack Obama

Do you live or work in San Francisco? 

Why Join SFYD?

Shape the direction of our country:

This begins at the local level. There are issues locally where we can make a difference (housing, immigration, criminal justice, climate change, education, etc.), and SFYD is already gearing up to work on upcoming elections.

The rebirth of the DNC:

The San Francisco Young Democrats is one of the largest and most influential Democratic clubs in California. We have a powerful voice within the Democratic Party, California and San Francisco to advance issues and leaders that elevate young people.

Interested in a job in politics:

SFYD membership will hold workshop and leadership training events to teach you how to achieve your political ambitions. We also hold panels and events where you can connect with local elected officials, learn from policy experts, hear from dynamic speakers, snag an internship and meet your future mentor.


Our PAC committee will keep us informed about important events, pending legislation, campaign mobilizations, voter registration drives, action days and more.


SFYD Fast Facts

  • With over 200 members, SFYD is one of the largest Young Democrats clubs in California and one of the largest Democratic clubs in San Francisco.

  • SFYD is a flagship chapter under the statewide org and the California Young Democrats (CYD), which is part of the Young Democrats of America (YDA). We are also chartered with the SF Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC).

  • In recent years, the California Young Democrats have honored SFYD with an award each year: Man of the Year (2014), Woman of the Year (2015), and Chapter of the Year (2016).

  • Our membership includes county supervisors, legislative aids, non-profit leadership and staff, members of the school board, members of the CCSF Board of Trustees, members of the UC Board of Regents; members of the DCCC, members of the tech community, communication specialists, lawyers, students, and political operatives.

GET involved

Now, more than ever, we know that to build the Democratic Party we all want to see, we must build a pipeline of young leaders. The San Francisco Young Democrats are committed to educating, training, and mobilizing young San Franciscans to become leaders in our community-- in organizations, campaigns, and elected office.

In 2017, we unveiled our Leadership Workshop series, covering topics from how to apply for city commissions and building the basics of organizing, to developing your personal brand and resume. And we can’t wait for you to get involved!

We offer an extensive network of mentors with years of experience who want to develop young leaders like you. We’re also eager to share our resources with you, so our curriculum will be available on this page even if you’re not able to attend in person.