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The High School Democrats of Wisconsin was founded in January 2017 to provide high school students throughout the state with platforms and opportunities to make a difference. We are built on chapters all over Wisconsin that get youth involved in politics, advocate for progressive solutions to today's pressing issues, and campaign to elect Democrats. As part of both the High School Democrats of America and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, we are the home base for progressive high school organizing in Wisconsin.

We are high school students committed to making Wisconsin better for ourselves and future generations. We believe that every person deserves the right to have autonomy over their bodies, enjoy a habitable, sustainable planet, live free from gun violence, marry who they love, access affordable healthcare, and receive a quality public education. We know that Wisconsin thrives on progressive legislation, values, and leadership.

We are working every day to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, pass progressive legislation, and serve our communities. Join us in the fight to make Wisconsin blue.

Meet The Team
Aharon Shelef


Aharon (he/him) is a junior at Madison West High School and has been volunteering with the Democrats since 2016. As Chair of the High School Democrats of Wisconsin, he is working to transform the organization into a powerful, sustainable force to elevate youth voices, advocate for issues that matter to high schoolers, and win in 2024. Aharon also spends time on climate activism, journalism, and competitive public speaking. In his free time, he likes to go for runs, play guitar, and hang out with friends.

Yana Zenefski

Vice Chair

This year, Yana is a senior at Southern Door High School in Door County, Wisconsin. She has been involved in politics for about three years now and first found her passion for government during the first Biden-Harris Campaign. She is excited to work on projects and chapter building throughout the next year and also serves as a National Disability Caucus Vice Chair and as one of the Midwest Regional Directors for HSDEMS.


Communications Director

Bio coming soon

Chloe Song

Programs Director

Bio coming soon

Landiran (LJ) Kern

Political Director

Bio coming soon

Talia Richmond

Development Director

Bio coming soon

Organization Bylaws
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