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
Kim Bernice Nguyen
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.
See the Facebook Post >> The Orange County Young Democrats are deeply disturbed by President Donald Trump’s press conference performance with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week and his subsequent statements that appear to take the word of a Russian...
The Trump Administration and the Republican Party are continuing their assault on our nation's values. While the Administration continues to criminally prosecute individuals seeking asylum and violently separating children from their families, the Republican-led...
After all the hard work of local activists like YOU - we did it! We made it through the "jungle" and we're onto November with strong, viable Democrats on the ticket in all 7 of our Congressional seats, including the 4 seats currently in the hands of GOP Trumpian...
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.
Read about OCYD Member Lauren Austin speaking out in favor of immigrant rights. Click Here >...
Check out this Teen Vouge article on Obama's visit to Orange County. It includes quotes by OCYD members. Click here >>...
Below are the questionnaires filled out by candidates seeking our endorsement at the Wednesday, September 12 meeting. Please take time before voting to review the questionnaires. PART 1, 2018 Fall Endorsement Questionnaire PART 2, 2018 Fall Endorsement Questionnaire...