Our Mission

The mission of District of Columbia Young Democrats (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 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 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 Membership

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 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.

Our Leadership

Kevin Chavous

President

Shakira Hemphill

Executive Vice-President

Zach Israel

Vice-President for Administration and Finance

Darrell Gaston

Vice-President for Programs

Katie Breslin

National Committeewoman

Timothy White

National Committeeman

Anthony Stevens

Treasurer

Tony Donaldson

Recording Secretary

Jatarious Frazier

Correspondence Secretary

China Dickerson

Executive Director

Camille Glover

General Counsel