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.
(See the Facebook post) April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)! Particularly in the wake of #MeToo, OCYD encourages the efforts being made this SAAM to create institutional and cultural change on the individual, local, and state levels to ensure Orange County...
Statement Of The Orange County Young Democrats On The Addition Of A Citizenship Question In The 2020 Census
(See the Facebook post.) The Orange County Young Democrats are deeply alarmed by the Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The move is the latest in a series of actions the Administration has taken against communities of...
Statement Of The Orange County Young Democrats On Recent Actions Against Sanctuary State Laws In Orange County
(See the Facebook post.) The Orange County Young Democrats strongly condemn the recent actions taken by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Sheriff’s Department to reject and skirt California state laws designed to protect the rights of immigrants...
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.
Check out these mentions of OCYD Endorsements in the news: Internal Poll Shows No Front-Runner in Race for Royce’s Seat Line-Up Against Rohrabacher Shrinks Politico's California...
Orange County Young Democrats Endorse Candidates For June Primary (For photos of the event, click here.) Orange County — April 12, 2018 — Last night, members of the Orange County Young Democrats (OCYD) made their voices heard and endorsed candidates for the upcoming...
(Results are in! Click here to see them.) Orange County Young Democrats Members - you'll be voting in less than one week, please take the time to review all of the submitted candidate endorsement questionnaire packets. See the Candidate Packets...