What is TYD?
Founded in 1932, Texas Young Democrats is comprised of Democratic high school and college students, youth leaders, and young professionals working to build a brighter future for all Texans. TYD promotes political activism by young Texans to influence the political process and elect Democratic leaders throughout the state. We gather in local clubs, statewide executive committee meetings, and a biennial convention to participate in trainings, develop leadership skills, and build lasting friendships with like-minded young progressives across the state.
TYD has a long tradition of electing its former members to public office, and TYD alumni can be found at all levels of public service and in influential roles in many Texas communities. We boast lifetime members, such as Gov. Ann Richards, John Sharp, Garry Mauro, and Lena Guerrero. As a statewide organization and chartered member of the Young Democrats of America, TYD provides opportunities for young people to meet fellow activists, work on campaigns and partner with local and state party officials while learning about the political process.