The Ohio Young Democrats is the premier Democratic youth organization in Ohio. Open to any Democrat who lives or goes to school in the state of Ohio and has not yet reached the age of 40, OYD has thousands of members from every part of the state—from Cleveland to Cincinnati, Bowling Green to St. Clairsville, Dayton to Youngstown, and everywhere in between.

OYD is the official youth arm of the Democratic Party within the state of Ohio. We strive to:

  • Elect Democratic Candidates
  • Encourage youth involvement in the Democratic Party 
  • Support the ideals of the Democratic Party at all levels of government 
  • Instill young people with the values for which the Democratic Party stands
  • Provide young people with the skills and experience to lead our nation

Joining OYD will present you with a unique opportunity to participate in the campaign and decision-making process. The Young Democrats serve as a valuable resource tool for our members by offering:

  • Grassroots Activist Workshops 
  • Legislative Lobbying 
  • Candidate Schools 
  • Campaign Operative Training 
  •  Organizing Materials
  • Leadership Development 
  • State and Local Party Activism Opportunities
  • National Meetings and Events

Meet our board here.

See our local chapters here.

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