In early 2021, the Alhambra Young Democrats (AYD) was founded by Nicolas Kiet Quach who was a then-freshman at Alhambra High School in an effort to promote youth engagement across the San Gabriel Valley during the pandemic which drastically saw lower levels of civic engagement among high school students. Early supporters of the Democratic club included HSDA Vice Chair, Claire Liu, CAHSD Chair Joleen Bakalova, and Councilwoman (then-Mayor & Young Democrat) Sasha Renee Perez.
Since then, the Alhambra Young Democrats grown to become a powerhouse in Democratic politics in the West San Gabriel Valley through its massive network of volunteers and ability to effectively fundraise - the most of any Young Democratic club in the San Gabriel Valley. In 2022, they were honored during the May Convention by the California Young Democrats.
The Alhambra Young Democrats (AYD) is one of the largest Democratic clubs in the West San Gabriel Valley serving young Democrats under 36 and committed to building a diverse coalition of young, progressive Democrats.
We work to support candidates that share our values, champion causes that matter to our generations, and engage young people especially students in political activism. We seek to serve as a gateway to political involvement for young Democrats of all ages. Our current and past members have included numerous elected officials, party leaders, and community leaders across the San Gabriel Valley.
We are proud to support and advance the work of Democratic causes important to us through our strong relationship & collaboration with the San Gabriel Valley Young Democrats & Arcadia Young Democrats.