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 2019 convention will take place July 17-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Thanks to our state's ongoing participation in YDA, Ohio will have the opportunity to send 55 (!) delegates to the 2019 convention. We're excited about the opportunity to bring our members to Indianapolis so that they can network, learn and share best practices with Young Democrats from chapters from around the country.
Interested in being an Ohio Delegate? Apply today!
Interested applicants must complete and submit an application by Friday, May 3, 2019 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 at the time of convention (July 17-21).
Persons selected to be delegates and alternates are expected to attend all plenary sessions and assigned committee/caucus meetings. We will do our best to make sure you are assigned to attend the sessions you are most interested in.
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 2019 DSP here. All applicants will be notified if they have been selected as a delegate or alternate by May 20, 2019.
In order to help make this trip accessible to our members, the OYD is raising funds and has budgeted to cover the cost of each delegate's registration fee. We are also working with our local chapters to coordinate and cover the travel costs associated with travel to Indianapolis (via car pools, etc.).
We will post more details about the YDA convention as we receive more information. If you have questions specific to Ohio's delegation, contact us.