Now in its 70th year on campus, Young Democrats is one of UNC’s largest and most active student organizations.
The mission of this group is to engage college students in the political process, catalyze progressive activism and serve as a voice for college students within the Democratic Party. The Young Democrats host many events throughout the year, including guest speakers. Some include: Barack Obama, James Taylor, Chelsea Clinton, Bill Bradley and Kay Hagan.
The Young Democrats is separated into six committees: Activism, Campus Blueprint, Local Affairs, Political, Service, Wellstone and Fundrasing. The current co-presidents are Justin Rosenthal and Charlie Sellew.
During the 2008 Presidential election, Young Democrats led a campus-wide effort that registered more than 9,000 students to vote in the 2008 elections. On election day, they offered free rides to voting locations for students.