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 500, 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
Negah Mouzoon Daily
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Acting Finance Director
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 reasearch on key votes and elected officials enables OCYD to address issues relevant to Orange County residents.
The Orange County Young Democrats are incredibly discouraged by the sexual harassment and abuse allegations coming out involving so many elected officials and candidates – in both political parties. We are also disheartened by the delayed reaction to these allegations...
STATEMENT ON BACKHANDED POLITICAL MOVES IN COSTA MESA; REMOVING FOLEY AS MAYOR FOR NO LEGITIMATE REASON
STATEMENT ON BACKHANDED POLITICAL MOVES IN COSTA MESA; REMOVING FOLEY AS MAYOR FOR NO LEGITIMATE REASON || On November 7th, 2017 Board Member Cory Hodges attended the Costa Mesa City Council meeting to voice concerns over a controversial agenda item listed for the...
#GOPTAXPLAN – Boon for the 1%; Devastating for Middle and Low Income Americans We, the Orange County Young Democrats, strongly condemn the House Republicans’ tax reform plan, which is a blueprint for a massive tax cut for the rich at the expense of America's middle...
Help us make a difference.
Becoming an OCYD member for just $35 a year has some great benefits…
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.
News & Events
Join OC Young Democrats for our inaugural Obama Awards on December 16th to honor Orange County leaders continuing President Obama's legacy of hope & change in our community! || PROGRAM || The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm at our open bar (21 +...
#MeToo mushroomed in the wake of the Weinstein allegations and spread virally to denounce pervasive harassment and assault by powerful men in Hollywood, the State Capital, the Hill, and Orange County politics. #MeToo was intended to give people a sense of the...
Check out photos from the event! Orange County Young Democrats is pleased to invite you to our inaugural Evening on Law & Politics event. The Evening on Law & Politics will provide an opportunity for local elected officials, lawyers, and law students to...