All Four Democrats on Council of State To Appear at YDNC’s 89th Annual Convention

Young Democrats of North Carolina

January 23, 2024

Durham, NC — For the first time in recent YDNC history, all four Democratic members of the North Carolina Council of State will be appearing at the Young Democrats of North Carolina’s 2024 convention. Council of State speakers include Governor Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, Sec. of State Elaine Marshall, and State Auditor Jessica Holmes.

The Young Democrats of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention will be held in Durham, North Carolina from February 9–11, 2024. YDNC’s 2024 convention is the largest meeting of young democrats in North Carolina and will also include the College Democrats of North Carolina and the North Carolina Association of Teen Democrats.

Other notable speakers and attendees include:

NC House Minority Leader Robert Reives

NC Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue

NC Democratic Party Chair Anderson Clayton

Young Democrats of America President Quentin Wathum-Ocama

“North Carolina's future is remarkably bright thanks to the work of so many young and dedicated leaders in our state who have proven themselves as forces for positive change on everything from climate change to reproductive rights," said Governor Roy Cooper. "This convention will be an exciting opportunity to learn, organize and get fired up to win North Carolina for Democrats up and down the ballot in 2024.”

"I’m excited to join the Young Democrats of North Carolina along with our Governor, Attorney General, and State Auditor at their upcoming state convention,” said Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. “North Carolina has a very large, diverse group of voters ages 18–35, and I look forward to working with YDNC this year to engage with and turn out the Millennial and Gen Z voters who can shape the future of our state by voting.”

“Our young folks in North Carolina are on the front lines in this fight for the future of our state and our country,” said NCDP Chair Anderson Clayton. “I’m excited to be a part of this convention in such a crucial election year. The energy of this group will carry us through November and I’m looking forward to being with the young Democrats who will see us win when we hit the polls.”

“It speaks volumes of our elected leaders and of our organization that young people are not only taken seriously, but embraced as vital partners in our shared pursuit of a better, bluer North Carolina,” said YDNC President Dorian Palmer. “I look forward to seeing all of our Council of State Democrats, elected leaders, and party leaders in Durham on February 10th.”

You can visit YDNC’s convention website at to purchase tickets, check out the convention schedule, and more.

YDNC will also be presenting the inaugural Kay Hagan Memorial Scholarship at this year’s convention. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to young women pursuing higher education in fields of political science and public administration.


About the Young Democrats of North Carolina

The Young Democrats of North Carolina is the statewide federation of Young Democrats clubs in North Carolina, with membership open to registered Democrats within the ages of 16 and 35. Founded in 1928, YDNC is the oldest Young Democrats organization in the United States and the founding chapter of the Young Democrats of America.