Orange County Young Democrats (“OCYD”) is an organization of young attorneys, legislative aides, graduate students, and business professionals from diverse backgrounds who share the common goal of advancing progressive and Democratic values in Orange County. OCYD strives to reach this goal through candidate endorsements, providing education on important local, state, and national issues, and organizing members around campaigns and advocacy efforts. Founded in 1998, OCYD is currently experiencing rapid growth and an increasingly active network of members. Our organization’s membership has increased by 85% in the last two years. We currently have 150 dues-paying members, a distribution list of over 600, and over 3000 followers on Facebook.
This past election, Orange County went blue for the first time since 1936. We are excited and energized to build upon the momentum for Democratic causes and candidates that is taking hold across the county. Our current goals include:
- Resistance Committee: working with local movements in Orange County to strategically pressure our members of Congress to oppose Trump’s un-American policies. Our Resistance Committee efforts were recently highlighted in local media, including the OC Weekly.
- Recruiting promising young Democrats to run for local office, and providing support and candidate training
- Outreach and empowerment of our allies in the community, including the LGBT, labor, and environmental communities
Avelino Valencia III
Kim Bernice Nguyen
Member At Large
Member At Large
What We Stand For
OCYD’s Policy Committee works to inform our members about the latest and most important local, state, and national issues. The committee’s research on key votes and elected officials enables OCYD to address issues relevant to Orange County residents.
Facebook Link >> The Orange County Young Democrats are deeply troubled by recent reports documenting widespread inmate abuse at the Santa Ana City Jail. We urge the Santa Ana City Council to convert the facility to serve other purposes, including treating mental...
Facebook Link >> Last week, Governor Brown signed into law protections for staff in CA's state senate and state legislature who report instances of sexual misconduct in our state government. The bill, which was sponsored by Assemblymember Melissa Melendez and...
Statement of the Orange County Young Democrats thanking the Anaheim city council for proactive measures addressing homelessness
Read Comments On Facebook >> Last Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council unanimously approved several critical policy measures aimed at addressing persistent homelessness, which affects approximately 900 individuals in the city of Anaheim alone. We thank the City Council...
Help us make a difference.
Becoming an OCYD member for just $35 a year, or $20 for students, has some great benefits. We are pleased to announce need-based scholarships on membership. For more information, please contact us.
Participate and vote on OCYD endorsements and board members.
Gain access to a great, active network of young professionals.
Reach out to other young people and spread the Democratic message.
Join to support local LGBT actions and causes in our community.
Thanks for coming! View photos of the event! View on Facebook >> NEW LOCATION AND NEW DATE FOR THIS MEETING Tuesday, Feb 13 Bar Louie (The District) 2467 Park Ave, Tustin, California 92782 Join OCYD and Orange County Immigrant Youth United for a conversation on the...
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