YDDC is an umbrella organization for young Democrats in Washington, D.C. Its purpose is:
To encourage young people to become involved in the democratic process;
To advocate for public policy changes that benefit the needs of young people in Washington, D.C. and America;
To recruit young people into the Democratic Party by presenting the ideas and beliefs of the Party in an open and public manner;
To provide training and workshops to its members and other democrats, so that they might be better able to involve themselves in electoral politics and the political process;
To stimulate discussion of important issues facing the nation’s capital and the nation;
To support the electoral efforts of democrats, particularly those who are young and those who share the values and beliefs of YDDC; and
To initiate and assist legislation and ballot initiatives which further the policy objectives of YDDC.