Young Democratic Socialists of America

Young Democratic Socialists of America is the youth and student section of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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New York, NY – EIN 133109557 y.dsausa.org

Young Democratic Socialists of America is the youth and student section of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a national organization of recognized campus chapters and several hundred activists. We are students organizing in our universities, colleges, and high schools to fight for the immediate needs of workers and students while building our capacity to fight for more radical and structural changes.

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Young Democratic Socialists of America

Young Democratic
Socialists of America
Founded1980s
Headquarters75 Maiden Lane, Ste 702
New York City, NY 10038
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Colours  Red
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The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) is the youth section of the Democratic Socialists of America. The organization was known as Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) until 2017.

History

Formerly known as the Democratic Socialists of America Youth Section, the organization played a significant role in the 1980s in the movements against apartheid in South Africa and United States intervention in Central America. It helped introduce many student activists to trade union struggles, with many of the organization's alums going on to become labor organizers and union staff members. In the late 1990s, YDSA chapters, most notably the ones at Ithaca College and Arizona State University, became heavily involved in the national movement against the prison-industrial complex. Chapters tried to force colleges to cancel their contracts with food service provider Sodexho Marriott because its parent company Sodexho Alliance owned stock in Corrections Corporation of America, a for-profit prison company.

More recently, the YDSA had a contingent march in the NYSPC section of the United for Peace and Justice march against the Iraq War in Washington, D.C. on January 27, 2007.[1] In September 2009, YDSA members participated in a march against the G20 in Pittsburgh.[2] In October 2010, dozens of YDSA members joined the union-sponsored One Nation Working Together march in Washington, D.C.

Activities

YDSA chapters and members are encouraged to pursue and promote a democratic socialist political education and participate in social justice activism, often taking part in anti-war, labor and student-issue marches and rallies. Each year, YDSA members vote on an agenda for the chapters to adopt. The organization publishes an internal newsletter called The Red Letter[3] and its members run and contribute to The Activist, their official blog.[4] The organization's most visible current national activities revolve around supporting initiatives for Democratic Socialists of America (their parent organization) and organizing various national conferences, usually held in New York City.

The organization runs two annual conferences per year: a large outreach conference in the winter, and a smaller retreat during the summer that focuses on internal leadership development, regional community building, and debating political direction. In the past, outreach conferences have featured keynote speakers such as Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, journalist and author Barbara Ehrenreich, The Nation correspondent Christian Parenti and Columbia University professor Gayatri Spivak.[5] Other speakers include Dan Cantor of the Working Families Party, Christian Parenti, author and journalist Liza Featherstone, Temple University professor Joseph Schwartz, long-time activist Steve Max and sociologist Frances Fox Piven.[6]

National conferences have taken place in February 2016 in Brooklyn[7] and August 2016 in Washington, D.C.[8]

Organization

The organization is run by a coordinating committee consisting of two co-chairs and four at-large members.[9]

The group has a number of current chapters across the country.[10] The YDSA also has numerous members at large without chapters who usually work through other progressive groups to articulate an active democratic socialist presence in campus and community politics.

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DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA INC

NEW YORK, NY 10038-4667 | Tax-exempt since July 1988
  • EIN: 13-3109557
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Political Science (Social Science Research Institutes, Services)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(4)
    Defined as: Civic leagues, social welfare organizations and local associations of employees, created to promote community welfare for charitable, educational or recreational purposes.
  • Donations to this organization are not tax deductible.
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Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
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Net inventory sales $0
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Professional fundraising fees $0
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Total Liabilities $19,304
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Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $2,311 0.8%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $18,074 6.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
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Professional fundraising fees $0
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Total Liabilities $15,754
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Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
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Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
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Professional fundraising fees $0
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Total Liabilities $15,926
Net Assets $126,012
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Total Revenue

$262,353

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Net income -$24,952
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $13 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $5,141 2.0%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $28,340 10.8%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
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Other
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Total Liabilities $23,714
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Program services $0
Investment income $32 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $11,833 3.5%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $4,084 1.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $45,203 20.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $43,230 19.3%
Other
Total Assets $182,717
Total Liabilities $9,013
Net Assets $173,704
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2009

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