We Are The Shelby County Young Democrats

The Shelby County Young Democrats serves as a vehicle for political engagement for young Democrats under 35. Our goal is to personalize the political process and enable area voters to make an informed decision at the polls.

For Young Politicos

If you’re a millennial Democrat, we want to hear from you. SCYD supports young voters, candidates, and organizers who want to get plugged in with the work of Democrats in Shelby County.

For Political Candidates

Our members are committed to helping qualified, progressive, innovative Democrats get elected to public office. Learn more about the work we do to help you GOTV.

For Elected Officials

We don’t just fight to get great Democrats elected – we fight to keep you elected. Develop lasting relationships with young dem constituents in our network when your legislative efforts align with our work.

  • We want to identify and get more progressive candidates out there, on the ballot, and elected. Together with the Shelby County Young Dems, we want to bring as many people on board as possible to secure wins in these races.

    Trenton Woodley, Future 901
  • Fight for $15 is excited to partner with the Shelby County Young Democrats to take action on raising the minimum wage, and on generating energy towards economic justice for all workers.

    Antonio Cathey, Memphis Organizer, Fight for $15
  • I am really proud to see a new generation of young, Democratic leaders entering the local political arena. I look forward to what’s next from the Shelby County Young Democrats.

    Melvin Burgess, Chairman, Shelby County Board of Commissioners