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High School Democrats of America (HSDA) is a youth-based political organization that serves as the entry point to Democratic politics for young activists nationwide. Across the country, the organization and its members work at the national, state, and local levels to engage and mobilize members to be active in the political process.

Politically-inclined high school students are the future Democratic Party members and politicians. High School Democrats of America seeks to harness that potential and open young people to the vast world of political affairs. With our vast network of resources, chapters, and members, we provide a collective voice for the high school students in our country and open new doors for their future.

In the 2012 elections, for example, members made tens of thousands of calls for candidates on all levels, while participating in special projects, such as the National Day of Action, designed to provide opportunities tailored specifically to high school students. By giving students the opportunity to explore their civic responsibilities at a young age and by providing them an atmosphere in which to engage in meaningful discourse, we are engaging tomorrow's leaders today.

If you are interested in joining High School Democrats and starting a chapter, please contact us!

Election Results

Election results are IN! The High School Democrats of America’s 2015-2016 Executive Board will be led by the following individuals:

National Chair: Jordan Cozby of Alabama
Executive Vice Chair: Liana Wang of Texas
Programs Director: Sedalia Mahlum of North Dakota
Communications Director: Hattie Seten of South Dakota
Development Director: Logan Arkema of Michigan

Congratulations! We are looking forward to an amazing year.

Ballots Released for HSDA 2015 Election

Please view the High School Democrats of America 2015 Election Guide. This guide includes information on each of the candidates for HSDA Executive Board and mail-in balloting information. Each of those in attendance at the HSDA Strategic Summit on July 15th will be entitled to a single vote in the election.


Members of HSDA who are not able to come to the Summit may mail their vote on the attached ballot and a photocopy of their government issued or high school ID to the following address:

Miriam Young

30 Seneca Road

West Hartford, CT 06117

Mail-in votes must be postmarked by July 7th.


Please email if you have any questions.

April Activism

We’ve been extremely excited to see the great initiatives our state chapters are undertaking over the past several days!


The Arizona High School Democrats with State Rep. Stefanie Mach at their HSLA.


The South Dakota High School Democrats and College Democrats hosted a great convention this past weekend. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke.


Members of the Alabama High School Democrats registered voters at an Earth Day Festival on Monte Sano Mountain.


The Maine High School Democrats planned and participated in a Youth Lobby Day on April 21st.