Striking Age Restriction

Amendment 1: Striking Age Restriction

YDSA currently exists in all meaningful ways as a student organization. Age is irrelevant to the status of “student”, especially for non-traditional students and graduate student-workers. The input and leadership of such members is just as valued as any other and limiting their ability to serve in elected positions acts as an undemocratic constraint on the organization.

Article IV. Membership

Sec. 1 – Membership in YDSA shall be open to any DSA members who are full or part-time students, campus workers (including, but not limited to, adjunct faculty, teaching assistants, and non-traditional students), or youth who accept the aims, constitution, resolutions, and the decisions of the organization. Members over 30 years of age may not hold elective office in the organization.