We are a diverse group with a common vision, working to elect young Democrats and advance a progressive agenda in Franklin County.

From advocacy to fundraising, and from socials to major conventions, as young Democrats we continue to be a driving force within the Democratic party at all levels.

Some of us work in politics professionally: on campaigns, and at all levels of government. Others are students or work in non-political jobs and are political activists in their free time.

We welcome all Democrats under the age of 40 to join our group, get involved, and make a difference in Franklin County!

FCYD is proudly affiliated with Ohio Young Democrats, OSU Law Democrats, Capital Law School Democrats, and Ohio State Democrats.


Join Our Email List

Subscribing to our mailing list is one of the best ways to stay informed! Emails typically go out towards the end of the month and contain a roundup of upcoming events and activities. Please email Communications Director Andie McDonald at 18mcdonalda@gmail.com to be added to the email list.


Attend meetings and events

General meetings are usually held every other month. At these meetings, we discuss the organization’s goals, programs, projects, and opportunities, as well as vote on any issues which require a general consensus. Details for the next general meeting are sent via email to our list, and can be found on this site and on Facebook. During months when meetings are not scheduled, we like to hold at least one social or community event: happy hours, watch parties, meet-the-candidates nights, and much more. One of the greatest benefits of joining FCYD is access to special events and guests in Columbus and around the country. Our members have attended presidential debates, ODP dinners and rallies, met with local, state and national elected officials and candidates, and more.

Become an Official Member

In order to become an official member, we require a $20 annual membership fee.
Learn more about becoming a member here.

Join a Committee

If you are interested in becoming more involved and joining a committee, reach out the Executive Board Member responsible for that committee. If you would like to get more information on each committee’s responsibilities, feel free to contact us here.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is responsible for growing and defining membership. It works to build meaningful relationships with all members and ask for their feedback on goals, strategic planning, events, locations, fundraisers, and other programming.

Candidate Screening Committee 
The Screening Committee is in charge of the FCYDems candidate endorsement process. It reviews sends and receives candidate screening documents, deliberates and makes recommendations for FCYDems candidate support.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee assists the executive board with fundraising activities. The committee sets fundraising goals, plans the FCYDems fundraisers and FCYDems finance related events for YD candidates.

Communications Committee
The Communications Committee works to promote and market FCYDems events, fundraisers, socials, trainings, and advocacy opportunities. It focuses on membership communications, traditional PR, and the digital presence of the organization.