About Us

The mission of the New Hampshire Young Democrats is to recruit, train, and help elect the next generation of progressive leaders in New Hampshire.

Since 2017, the New Hampshire Young Democrats (NHYD) have helped over 175 young candidates run for office. Eighty-two of these young leaders went on to serve or are currently serving in elected positions across New Hampshire. 

Our results show the strength of young people in New Hampshire, and we look forward to building a more inclusive, progressive state where the voices of all people are heard. 

NHYD has a vast network of tools and skills to help guide young candidates running for elected office. Our renowned elections program facilitates effective campaigns through support, training, and guidance to ensure candidates have the best chance at securing and effectively governing in local, statewide and national office.

Since hiring our first staff person in 2016, NHYD has grown from a few hundred to over 7,000 members statewide. We have held over 300 events to train and build capacity in young people. With two paid staff and hundreds of statewide volunteers, NHYD is proud to have supported thousands of students and young people in lifting up their voices and taking action on issues that matter. 


NHYD works closely with the New Hampshire College Democrats and New Hampshire High School Democrats to support, train and mentor young people of all ages to understand their rights and learn the skills to advocate on behalf of their shared futures. 

NHYD is imperative to the success of electoral and advocacy efforts throughout the Granite State. Your support is necessary to maintain this organization and ensure that young people have a seat at the table and a voice in the conversation. Please donate today!

NHYD is an official chapter of Young Democrats of America (YDA). Founded in 1932, YDA is the largest partisan, youth-led political organization in America.