Our Purpose

The District of Columbia Young Democrats (DCYD) strives:

  • to stimulate and involve young people of the District of Columbia in the governmental affairs;
  • to increase the efficiency of popular government;
  • to foster and perpetuate the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party;
  • to provide for our people through its administration, the highest degree of justice and social welfare;
  • to improve the living conditions in our communities.

  • We the District of Columbia Young Democrats do associate ourselves together and establish the Constitution of the Young Democrats of the District of Columbia.

    Our membership in DCYD is open to every resident of the District of Columbia who is has attained the age of eighteen (18) and has not yet reached the age of thirty-six (36) and is a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia. No person shall be denied membership on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion or the lack thereof, economic status, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. DCYD is affiliated with the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee and the Young Democrats of America, but maintains autonomy over its policies and operations.

    Our Mission

    The mission of DCYD shall be:

  • To foster and encourage political activity among young voters and those approaching voting age;
  • To acquaint these individuals with the Democratic Party;
  • To work to constructively improve the quality of life of the District of Columbia residents and improve the communities in which they live;
  • To contribute to the growth and influence of the Democratic Party, to develop leadership, to increase Party responsibility, and to maintain and promote harmony within the Party ranks.

  • Our Leadership

    Anthony Stevens

    I am an enthusiastic person, full of passion. I have a solid understanding of social issues and affected communities; a strategic

    Zachary Israel

    Vice President of Administration and Finance

    Zach is an Associate at The Ferguson Group (TFG), a federal lobbying firm where he works on municipal, water infrastructure, energ

    Shakira Hemphill

    Executive Vice President

    Shakira Hemphill is a fourth-generation Washingtonian raised in Ward 8 and the proud mother to her King Elijah, a twelve-year-old

    Kevin B. Chavous


    Kevin B. Chavous, a native Washingtonian, was raised in a family and community that valued education and community service. He is

    China Dickerson

    Executive Director

    Originally from Charleston, SC, China Dickerson has over a decade of experience consulting and working in the areas of political c

    Jatarious Frazier

    Correspondence Secretary

    Jatarious Frazier hails from Paris, TX and moved to Washington, D.C. by way of Houston, TX, where earned a Bachelor’s of Art in

    Hillary Allen

    Public Relations Director

    Hillary Allen has five years of experience in marketing and PR, and most notability has provided communications support to Mayor M