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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!

2014-15 Executive Board Election Results

Congratulations to all candidates!


The election results are as follows: 

-Chair: Trenton Thornburg of Oklahoma (Class of 2015)

-Vice Chair: Eva Dickerson of Maryland (Class of 2015)

-Programs Director: Neah Bois of Utah (Class of 2015)

-Communications Director: Jordan Cozby of Alabama (Class of 2016)

-Parliamentarian: Miriam Young of Connecticut (Class of 2015)


These results mark two exciting firsts for our organization! In the 2014-2015 term, HSDA will be led by its first LGBT Chair and by its first majority-female Executive Board.  These individuals will officially take office at the conclusion of the HSDA Strategic Planning Meeting to be held July 14th through 19th in Washington, DC. 


View the official certification from Parliamentarian George Pearcy: Election Certification 2014

Check back in the future for board members’ biographies and more! 

Protest for Equality.

With only 40 minutes to plan, our Columbus North High School Chapter in Indiana turned out seven of their members to a demonstration protesting their county clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite yesterday’s federal court ruling.

The protest was widely covered by the media and hugely successful and, by 1:30pm, all three county judges had ordered the Clerk’s office to begin issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples. Love just won in Bartholomew County, Indiana and it was, in part, thanks to the work of High School Democrats and countless other activists.