We believe in the American values of freedom, fairness, equality, and social justice. We believe the Democratic Party at its best embodies these values, and the Young Democrats of North Carolina exists to advance these principles and give the youth of North Carolina a vehicle for progressive change.

The Platform of the Young Democrats of North Carolina

The Young Democrats of North Carolina (YDNC) serve as the official youth arm of the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP). The vision of the Young Democrats of North Carolina is to make North Carolina a better place by promoting its issues, its young people, and the spirit of the Democratic Party.

The YDNC President and YDNC’s two Young Democrats of America (YDA) National Committee Representatives serve on the State Executive Council of the NCDP, its highest governing body. The current (81st) President of YDNC is Dorian Palmer, and the current YDA National Committee Representatives are Katherine Jeanes and Zach Finley.

YDNC is organized at a county level, and any group of five or more Democrats aged at or between sixteen to thirty-five may join or form a chapter. Currently, active membership is exclusive to registered Democrats, but specific membership options vary by county. Progressive unaffiliated voters are invited to connect with their local chapters if they are interested in getting involved.

In addition to our network of county chapters, YDNC is partner to the College Democrats of North Carolina (CDNC) and the North Carolina Association of Teen Democrats (NCATD). All members of CDNC and NCATD are full voting members of the Young Democrats of North Carolina.