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.
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 in Dallas, TX.
"This is a tremendous honor and a welcome recognition of the hard work we've done here in the Sunflower State," said KYD President Damien Gilbert. "However, this doesn't mark the end of our work - in fact, it's just the beginning."
The national award follows a regional award from June, when KYD was named the YDA Midwest Region's State Chapter of the Year. Region Director Hannah Wroblewski nominated Kansas for the national award in recognition of KYD's 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.