Founded nearly 50 years ago by Congressmen Henry Waxman and Howard Berman and former City Controller Rick Tuttle and others, the Los Angeles County Young Democrats is the largest organization in California focused on giving young people a voice and a vehicle for activism in local, state, and federal political issues. 

With more than 1,400 members and supporters and dozens of local, state, and federal candidates either members or helped into office by the Club, LACYD remains at the forefront of keeping Young Democrats engaged, informed, and heard on issues of importance to young people.

  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 05:45 PM
    Gamz Sports & Karaoke Bar

    LACYD's Democratic Debate Watch Party

    Join your fellow Los Angeles County Young Democrats to watch the first 2016 Democratic Presidential candidates debate. The debate begins promptly at 6:00 PM. All are welcome so please feel free to invite your friends!

    Be sure to stay until after the end of the debate when all club members can take part in a straw poll on the 2016 candidates.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM · $50.00 USD · 135 rsvps
    The Continental Club in Los Angeles, CA

    LACYD Laurel Awards 2015

    About the Laurel Awards

    Each year, LACYD members and supporters gather at the Laurel Awards to celebrate achievements in progressive politics around Los Angeles. The 2015 event will be held in the evening on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at The Continental Club, located in the heart of historic Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

    This year we are proud to announce yet another amazing slate of inspiring progressive champions:


    Laurel Award:

    Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa, 41st Mayor of the City of Los Angeles

    Democrat of the Year:

    Hon. Anthony Rendon, Speaker-elect of the California State Assembly 

    Leadership Award:

    Hon. Nury Martinez, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles 

    Distinguished Alumni:

    Lisa Gritzner, President, Cerrell Associates

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    Photo Gallery from the 2014 Laurel Awards.

    This is a Fundraiser!

    Election after election, exit polls demonstrate that when young people vote, Democrats win. As the largest organization in Southern California focused on giving young people a voice in local, state, and federal politics, the Los Angeles County Young Democrats have the unique ability to reach out to young voters on a peer-to-peer basis.

    LACYD members actively engage in campaigns for our endorsed candidates by walking districts, making calls at phone banks and sharing information about our candidates with their ever-expanding social networks of friends and colleagues. This year, we are laying the groundwork for an exciting 2016 election cycle, when outreach to young people will be essential to Democratic campaigns, and we need your help to ensure we have the support necessary to effectively advocate on behalf of young people throughout Los Angeles.

    In order for LACYD to do our critical work to help impact the November elections – including informing and activating a large and important base of young voters – we need your support.  Will you please support our work today by sponsoring the event?  Sponsors will be recognized at the event for their support and generosity.  Please find information about how to donate to the 2015 LACYD Laurel Awards below.

    Thank you very much for your time and consideration.  Please feel free to contact LACYD President Daniel Lopez with any questions.

    Contributions to LACYD are not tax deductible, FPPC ID # 921188.

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