Every two years, the Young Democrats of America (YDA) hosts a convention to bring together hundreds of young democrats for trainings, strategic planning, networking and the election of the YDA officers for the next biennium. The 2017 convention will take place August 9 - 12, 2017 in Dallas Texas.
Thanks to our state's ongoing participation in YDA, Ohio will have the opportunity to send 30 delegates to the 2017 convention. We're excited about the opportunity to bring our members to Dallas so that they can network, learn and share best practices with Young Democrats from 48 chapters from around the country.
Interested in being an Ohio Delegate? Apply today!
Interested applicants must complete and submit an application by May 19, 2017 at 12:00pm to be considered for a spot in the delegation. All applicants must be Democrats over the age of 16 and under the age of 36.
If we have more people apply to serve as delegates than we have slots available, delegates will be selected according to our Delegate Selection Plan (DSP). You can read our 2017 DSP here. All applicants will be notified if they have been selected as a delegate by June 1, 2017.
In order to help make this trip accessible to our members, the OYD is raising funds and has budgeted to cover the cost of hotel rooms (as long as delegates are willing to share a room) and each delegate's registration fee. Delegates will be responsible for the costs associated with their travel.