The West Virginia Young Democrats (WVYD) is a broad-based, youth-led grassroots political organization. WVYD mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process, influence the ideals of the Democratic Party and develop the skills of the youth generation to serve as leaders on a local, state and national level.
Our membership—including high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families—reflects the broad diversity of our state and the Democratic Party.
WVYD has been the official youth arm of the West Virginia Democratic Party since 1936. All of our programs seek to build the youth-base for West Virginia Democratic politics, provide hands-on and intensive training of the under 36 generation and secure a progressive agenda for many years to come.