Our story


It all started when A Democratic Socialist re-inspired young people to get involved in the political process...

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. In keeping with Senator Sanders’ call to continue the political revolution, we became the Young Progressives Demanding Action (YPDA), established to ensure that future generations inherit a world worth living in by mobilizing today's young people to stand up and fight for the future we deserve.

We work to engage young people with the issues that matter most to them, to train them to be effective organizers and advocates, and to build up the capacity of our community to challenge power structures that foster injustice and inequity, and that threaten the health of people and the planet.