Young Progressives Demaning Action Keep College Students Engaged After the 2016 Election

During the 2016 Democratic Primaries, a grassroots group called College Students for Bernie was founded by various college students at many different universities across the country in April of 2015 when Sanders made his announcement to run for president.

The group grew faster than anyone could have expected; in the less than a year, the group managed to grow to over 260 established chapters and has been featured in various high-ranking news sites such as The Huffington Post, New York Times, and Cosmopolitan.

After the 2016 election, the founders of the group and College Students for Bernie Organizers decided to remain active by encouraging their chapters to switch to a Young Democratic Socialists chapter or a chapter of Young Progressives Demanding Action, a subgroup of the Progressive Democrats of America. YPDA was established by former College Student for Bernie founders and activists.

For more information about starting a chapter, visit the YPDA Website.


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Written by Alex Forgue

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College Students majoring in Physics, political activist, and Editor and Founder of Merge Left.

Former organizer and Co-founder of College Students for Bernie.


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