Since the 1940s, the Kansas Young Democrats have fought for and represented the progressive youth of the Sunflower State. Our members range from ages 13 to 35, and represent towns from Hays to Wichita, Pittsburg to Kansas City, and everywhere in between.
Young Dem candidates elected, make history in 2018
Five new Kansas Democrats under the age of 40 were elected to federal, state, and county offices during the November 6 general election. Sharice Davidsbecame the first Native American woman elected to Congress, while Brandon Woodard became the first openly LGBT man elected to the Kansas Legislature. For more info, click here.
Ananda Bhatia named KDP's 2018 Young Dem of the Year
KYD State Committeewoman Ananda Bhatia, pictured here with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), was voted the Kansas Democratic Party's Young Democrat of the Year by her fellow YDs at the annual Demofest conference in Wichita on August 25. While a student at the University of Kansas, Ananda helped organize and mobilize college and high school chapters across the state better than any time in recent memory as the KDP's Campus Organizing Director.
KYD awarded 2017 State Chapter of the Year by YDA
The Kansas Young Democrats were named the Young Democrats of America's 2017 State Chapter of the Year at the conclusion of the YDA National Convention on August 12th, 2017 in Dallas, TX. YDA Midwest Region Director Hannah Wroblewski nominated KYD for the national award in recognition of its success at recruiting new chapters, raising funds, hosting a statewide convention keynoted by DNC Secretary Jason Rae, and contributing to the surprise performance by Democrat James Thompson in the KS-04 special Congressional election.