Once again it’s election time for MYD! Every year the members of the club vote for our leadership. In order to run for an officer position you must fill out an application which is then distributed to the membership to read. While applications aren’t due until January 7th, we’re putting them out now so those considering a run will have the opportunity to make their intention known at the MYD Holiday Party on December 10th.
The Officer Application is now available, download it HERE.
Officer positions are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer (learn exactly what the requirements are in Article III of the MYD Constitution, HERE). These positions are elected at the first meeting of the year by dues paying members. The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm.
To run for these positions you must have attended at least one MYD event in 2013 and be a dues paying member for 2014.
Please submit Officer Applications to me at president [@] gomyd.com with the subject line “2014 Officer Application” by 6PM by Wednesday, January 7th. Applications will then be posted to the blog for the general membership to read and review no later than January 14th, as per our Constitution.
The last event of the year is almost here; it’s also is one of the biggest. Yes, it’s the annual Holiday party. We will lavish you with booze, some light appetizers and a DJ who’ll be playing some unholy music.
$20 ticket price includes OPEN BAR + MEMBERSHIP FOR 2014! (Incredible value for as many drinks as you want).
Get ‘em here: https://secure.actblue.com/page/mydholidayparty2014
It’s also a chance for the board to thank our membership for their commitment and dedication to the Manhattan Young Democrats.
RSVP now and let loose (it’s a Tuesday, it’ll be ok).
West Siders Coming Together: A Benefit for Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7-11 PM
Bid on silent auction items from Spring Natural Kitchen, Renaissance Fine Wines, Gotham Comedy Club, Joe Coffee and others. (more…)
The Talking Transition Tent set up on Canal and 6th Avenue is a must see as a cap to the 2013 municipal election cycle.
Funded primarily by George Soros and his Open Society Foundation and is operated by Andrea Batista Schlesinger, the tent offers numerous interactive opportunities for anyone (100% free) to voice their thoughts and concerns about what the new administration should focus on. There are stickers and notes which can be left, videos which can be recorded, lectures which can be attended and snacks to be nibbled upon.
The Mayor-elect himself stopped by earlier this week and tried on one of the ubiquitous an orange windbreakers that surveyors have been sporting.
On Thursday afternoon I was part of a great panel, “The Future of Harlem & Northern Manhattan,” representing MYD’s thoughts on a variety of issues from Affordable housing to policing to immigration issues. Along with City Council District Councilman-elect Mark Levine, West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club President Corey Oretga, John Ruiz, Founder & CEO of Our Firefighters Children’s Foundation; Ariel Ferreira, Member of Licensing Committee of Community Board 12; Londel Davis, Founder & CEO of American Fire Control. It was moderated by Rev. Jamaal Nelson, District Leader for the 70th A.D. Part D.
You can watch the video our panel discussion here:
The Talking Transition Big Top comes down Tomorrow on Saturday November 23rd- check out programming while it’s still there and share your input on the state of our city and specifically your neighborhood!
Last month I posted a rundown of the progress we’ve made on the MYD Policy platform. I’m re-posting an updated version of that post, with some additional MYD victories!
In May of 2013, the Manhattan Young Democrats passed its official Policy Platform, which laid out MYD’s legislative and policy goals for the year. So how much has been accomplished in four months? We’ve had some successes, though the current leadership structure of the State Senate has made it nearly impossible for most progressive legislation to make its way to the floor for a vote. Read on for more details. (more…)