MYD | Endorsement of Home Stability Support

The Manhattan Young Democrats emphatically endorse the new Home Stability Support (HSS) proposal put forward by Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills).  We strongly urge Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Senate to include this proposal in their FY 2017 State Budget. For further details, please see our Official Press Release, copied below. This endorsement is […]

Take Action: Reproductive Health & Comprehensive Contraception

Members of the Manhattan Young Democrats’ Gender Equity Taskforce urge you to support S2796 and S3668, the Reproductive Health Ace and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act.  These bills protect women’s health in the State of New York, by codifying Roe v. Wade protections in state law and extending Affordable Care Act contraception benefits respectively, but […]

MYD | Statement on the Immigration & Refugee Executive Order

The United States is a nation of immigrants.  This history stands in stark contrast to the recently rehashed executive order from our new administration.  The Manhattan Young Democrats strongly condemn the assault being laden on both the Muslim and immigrant community, and pledge our resistance to this action and our full support to those affected. […]

MYD | Statement on NYS Voting Reforms

Last year’s election season demonstrated, beyond a doubt, that New York’s voting laws are in need of an overhaul.  That is why MYD is proud to support the voting reforms put forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo this weekend, in the lead-up to his State of the State address.  His proposal is not enough, however.  There […]

Take Action: This Bill Could Prevent 130,000 New Yorkers From Being Evicted

What is the “Right to Counsel” and why do we support it? Members of the Manhattan Young Democrats’ Affordable Living Taskforce urge you to support Intro 214 – The Right to Counsel. This proposed New York City Council bill would ensure low-income New York tenants, who are subject to eviction, ejectment, or foreclosure proceedings, receive […]

MYD | Statement on the 2016 Election Results

Almost one week has passed since Donald Trump was elected President of these United States. While both candidates were polarizing, there is no denying that this was a serious blow for millions of Americans across the country. This was not the result that most of us had hoped for. We won’t try and sugarcoat it. The […]

MYD’s 2016 Presidential Endorsement

The Manhattan Young Democrats are proud to announce our official endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States. For more information, please see our full statement, copied below. For months, we’ve listened to the plethora of presidential candidates explain to the country why they deserve to be our next Commander in Chief.  It has […]

MYD’s Statement On Sterling, Castile and Dallas

We all watched in horror last week as Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and 5 Dallas police officers lost their lives.  These incidents have become an all too familiar part of American, and particularly African American, life in the last few years.  They are a symptom of a system where underlying prejudices are far too easily […]

MYD’s Statement on Orlando

All of us have been touched in some way by the events of this weekend in Orlando, some much more than others.  Unfortunately, tragedies like this more and more seem to simply result in the same hollow platitudes.  But that will not happen this year.  Stand with the Manhattan Young Democrats this election season as we continue to […]

MYD’s Statement on Transgender Bathrooms

The Manhattan Young Democrats stand with the President in his call that all schools treat their students with respect, consistent with their gender identity.  We are proud that New York State is not following the lead of the states that have filed a lawsuit objecting this directive. For further information, please see our official statement, […]