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.