AYD was established in 1936 and since then has earned a storied tradition of bringing young Arlingtonians together to learn and discuss issues, work to further improve our community through political involvement and community service, and stand up for what is important to us.
Membership is open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 36 (no dues for students). Once you turn 36, you can still be a part of AYD as an associate (non-voting) member and enjoy all the privileges of regular members.
If you would like to test the waters before jumping in, simply come to one of our social events, campaign events or monthly meetings. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month (except December), unless otherwise posted. Check out the calendar on our Events Page or simply send us an email for more information.
Please explore the website in order to get a feel for all of the opportunities available. Also, like us on Facebook and once you are a member, please join the Arlington Young Democrats Facebook group.
Membership dues are only $20 per year (waived for students) and entitle you to free entry to select AYD social events, unique political opportunities, the right to vote and run in AYD elections and many more. We will also add you to our mailing list to keep you informed of all upcoming activities and events.
Or fill out our membership form (.docx), print and sign it, and mail it, along with your dues payment, to:
Arlington Young Democrats
c/o the Arlington County Democratic Committee
P.O. Box 7132
Arlington VA 22207
*Please note we are located at 2050 Wilson Blvd, Suite 200 (located on the Clarendon Blvd side at the back entrance of the Cosi building). Please enter through the entrance with the yellow yawning that says 2055 15th Street North.