About Us

About BYD

Welcome to the website of the Bronx Young Democrats (BYD). Built by young people, for young people, the Bronx Young Democrats are committed to serving the neighborhoods in Bronx County and helping to spread the ideals of the Democratic Party as well as community and political activism. BYD members are young professionals, college students, local elected officials and Party representatives, organized workers and activists with one thing in common: an interest in issues and causes that affect Bronxites and Americans, including, but not limited to civil rights and liberties, economic development, education, elections and voters’ rights, health and social issues, and labor.

Our members are the leaders of today: young, registered Democrats under the age of 36 committed to getting Democrats elected and promoting progressive legislation. We are the future: now.


The Bronx Young Democrats is a broad-based, youth-led grassroots political organization that mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process, influence the ideals of the Democratic Party and develop the skills of the youth generation to serve as leaders within our community. Founded in the 1990s, BYD serves as the premiere Democratic organization for young professionals in the Bronx. Through promoting activism in state and local politics, BYD advocates for the core principles of the Democratic Party while providing opportunities to meet new people and establish meaningful contacts in the political community. Through political, leadership and charitable events, the Bronx Young Democrats provide various opportunities for its members to improve their political, social and professional skills. We aim to stimulate in young people an active interest in government affairs, increase the efficiency of popular government, maintain viability of our free institutions, and contribute to the growth and influence of the ideals and philosophy of the Democratic Party.

Mission Statement

The Bronx Young Democrats seek to engage young democrats in the pursuit and implementation of the values and principles of the Bronx Democratic Party. Through outreach, educational activities and advocacy, the Bronx Young Democrats will promote the ideals of the Democratic Party, and lend it’s support to those candidates and members who exhibit the highest standards of integrity and conviction. The Bronx Young Democrats will work incessantly to empower Bronx residents and the community through its alliance with Bronx Democratic Party and its unending commitment to service, justice, and fairness.

Meet Our Leaders

Within our team, we have gathered the best people who stand behind their promise
to recognize and protect people’s rights

Justin A. Westbrook-Lowery
First Vice President

2004 Graduate University of Michigan Medical School,
Microbiology and Immunology Department.

Glendalys Salgado
Glendalys Salgado President of The Bronx Young Democrats Email Glendalys: bydtreasurer@bronxdems.org Biography Glendalys Salgado is a Proud Bronxite™. Currently, Glendalys is the owner of a digital marketing company named Bronxite Consulting, Inc. Additionally, she has a background in small business financing and merchant services. Born to a large Nuyorican family who have deep roots within [...]
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