Plan To Run For Office?

The leaders of the SCYD invite all candidates to take advantage of the voter engagement channels created by our organization online and in local communities. While our membership is comprised of budding politicos up to age 35, our agenda aims to unite all area Democrats to support highly qualified candidates. Learn more about the issues we advocate for, the candidates we seek to support, and how our members might be an extension of your GOTV efforts before and during an election.
Criteria For Support

New Candidates (>40)

  • Bona fide Democrat
  • Positive professional and personal reputation
  • Demonstrated track record of service to desired constituents
  • Demonstrated ability to network and raise money
  • Demonstrated expertise and understanding of the function of the desired role
  • Demonstrated track record of working alongside millennial leaders
  • Overwhelmingly supportive position on each of the 10 Young Dem platform issues
  • Pledged commitment to diversity in contracting and hiring of business vendors and decision-making employees to reflect the makeup of Shelby County within the boundaries of the law.

Returning Officials

  • Bona fide Democrat
  • Demonstrated track record of service to constituents
  • Demonstrated competence in the role
  • Obvious engagement with and support from constituents
  • Demonstrated track record of working alongside millennial leaders (or personal pledge and strategy to do so going forward)
  • Overwhelmingly supportive position on each of the 10 Young Dem platform issues
  • Pledged commitment to diversity in contracting and hiring of business vendors and decision-making employees to reflect the makeup of Shelby County within the boundaries of the law.

How We Can Help

Fundraising

We help drive critical awareness to fundraising efforts that boost the candidates and legislative agendas we support.

Human Resources

Call on innovative and enthusiastic young democrats to fill paid and volunteer roles on your campaign.

Networking

Allow us to host a meet and greet, community forum, or round table discussion to help you develop a platform that resonates with all constituents.

Extended PR

Connect with us on 901Dems.com and through our enews and social media platforms to really push your campaign message further.

Memphis Politics 101

Take advantage of quarterly networking and leadership training events designed with newcomer candidates (and aspiring campaign managers) in mind.