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In 2009, MYD launched the Open Seat Project with the goal of electing young progressive New Yorkers to vacant County Committee seats in Manhattan. We like to think we’re building the future leadership of the Democratic Party in New York City and beyond, one County Committee seat at a time. (more…)
This year we’ve introduced the Issues Assembly, which has gotten off to a roaring start! Now, we need YOU to help run it. We will be electing Members-at-Large to manage portfolios of the issues our members care about most. The election will take place at our next Issues Assembly on April 14th. A more detailed position description follows. If you’re interested in running for Member-at-Large, please send your resume and a statement of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Members-at-Large will be elected by members of the Issues Assembly. Members-at-Large are responsible for managing a portfolio of issues or campaigns based on those discussed at the Issues Assembly or the current political climate. Members-at-Large shall not manage more than 3 issues within their portfolio at a time. Members-at-Large will serve as voting members of MYD’s Board of Directors and will work closely with the Issues Assembly Director to achieve membership and legislative priorities, and to support MYD’s political agenda.
- Keep tabs on current, relevant legislation, as well as political shifts in portfolio issues
- Encourage general membership to join the Issues Assembly through direct engagement
- Engage active Issues Assembly membership
- Plan and execute events based on portfolio issues
- Attend all Issues Assembly and Executive Board meetings
Please note: applicants must be active, dues paying MYD members.
Join us for this month’s General Meeting on Tuesday, March 24th. We’ll be joined by guest speakers, Jonathan Bing and Patrick Robbins.
Jonathan has recently been appointed head of the New York City government affairs practice at Wilson Elser, an 800-lawyer, 27 office national firm which has included New York State’s highest-grossing lobbying group for nearly 20 years.
Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Jonathan was a State Assemblyman representing the 73rd District (UES).
Patrick is the Communications and Development coordinator for the Sane Energy Project, a grassroots group, formed in January of 2011 to oppose shale gas infrastructure statewide and regionally.
For more information, check out the facebook event.
On January 20th, we hosted a nonpartisan panel to address the administration of fair and equal justice. Our goal was to start a conversation about racial injustice following the events in Ferguson and Staten Island.
If you missed our panel, check out this highlights video created by one of our amazing members, Thalia Beaty. Thanks, Thalia!
“Today’s net neutrality ruling takes an important stance against big business, supporting citizens and our right to a free and open Internet. By protecting our right to communicate freely, communities, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and marginalized voices can participate on an equal level with industry players. At this important juncture in history, it’s especially important to view the Internet as a public utility for the public good rather than as a service for and dictated by heavy-weight industry players. The Manhattan Young Democrats support the net neutrality ruling and look forward to keeping the Internet an open and democratic channel for change.”