Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
— Reinhold Niebuhr

Our mission

We are the Hawaiʻi chapter of Young Progressives Demanding Action (YPDA), an organization based at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Our mission is to continue the movement of changing politics as usual by getting people, especially young people, engaged in progressive politics on the local and national level. We are a grassroots effort to move Hawaiʻi and America forward.

Formerly the Oʻahu Students for Bernie Sanders, a student-led organization that campaigned for Senator Sanders during his 2016 Presidential bid. We played a major role in securing 70 percent of the democratic primary vote Hawaiʻi.