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Today marks six months after Hurricane Sandy hit our shoreline, and as a city, we are still in the beginning phases of a multi-year recovery with transformative implications on an array of policy choices - economic inequality, climate change, infrastructure development and the future of our shoreline. MYD members have been instrumental in volunteering their time and energy to help residents of the Rockaways and surrounding areas that were most affected by the storm. As we move into the next phase of recovery, MYD leadership is strategizing about service and advocacy efforts through the use of technology to activate change – and we want to hear from you. If you’d like to get involved, email Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be … More >>
The President asked and MYD answered his call to service in our communities. Whether it was volunteering with the City Harvest Mobile Market in Washington Heights, New Yorkers for Safe Transit in East Harlem, New York Cares Spring Day, Sanctuary for Families, Hurricane Sandy Rockaways cleanup trips or the Yorkville Common Pantry, MYD members made a huge impact last year, getting out into the community and helping their neighbors on a range of issues and good causes. Building on that momentum, we want to expand volunteer opportunities for our members. Join the community service team at our meeting on Monday, 7pm at Kaffe 1668, 401 Greenwich St. in Tribeca, to learn more about volunteering with MYD and share your ideas. Here’s what we’ll talk about: … More >>
MYD and our Sandy relief coalition partners are planning a volunteer bus trip to Hamilton Beach this Saturday. Leaving from Top Hops, 94 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side at 9am for West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department at 104th Street and Davenport Court, we will be conducting a full assessment of all homes in the area with Senator Addabbo’s office. Suggested minimum donation of $10 to cover round trip transportation. RSVP to Jordan at email@example.com.
On Friday, MYD joined a coalition of organizations in New York City – including Greater NYC for Change, Working Families Party, Transit Forward and Citizen Action of New York and many more – to call on Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg to increase support for those without power, water and heat in affected areas. Here’s a full text of the letter. Joining thousands of volunteers all weekend, various members of this coalition assisted in the Sandy recovery effort in the Rockaways. On Saturday, as part of a city-wide day of service, Transit Forward mobilized buses of volunteers to Far Rockaway. The day began in Manhattan around 9am when the bus was scheduled to leave Chelsea. They sorted everything as best … More >>
Economic Issues Committee Meeting Monday, Oct. 1st, 7:30pm 55 Lexington Avenue, Building B (25th St. between Lexington and 3rd) The Economics Issues Committee was grateful that Councilwoman Jessica Lappin addressed the Manhattan Young Democrats at our September general meeting. In front of a packed crowd at Arctica Bar & Grill, the Councilwoman spoke about her personal experience at the DNC, how members can get involved in the election and focused much of her speech giving a detailed update on the Cornell-Technion campus on Roosevelt Island.