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 Task Force 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, […]

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, […]

MYD’s Statement On CUNY Funding

The Manhattan Young Democrats stand with the CUNY University Student Senate, and call for the Governor to rescind his proposal to cut CUNY’s state funding. For further information, please see our official statement, copied below.   Dear Governor Cuomo: The Manhattan Young Democrats strongly oppose your proposal to cut state funding for the City University […]

The Real Way to Fix Congestion in New York City? Pass MOVE NY

Perhaps the best thing to come out of this summer’s showdown between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Uber was this: the clash put the problem of congestion in New York City, once again, front and center. When Mayor de Blasio proposed a moratorium on the growth of Uber, he declared that it was necessary to […]

It’s (Long Past) Time for the New York State Senate to Pass GENDA

Behind the elated celebrations following the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality last month was the power of knowing that times are changing. Over the years, marriage equality became the poster child for LGBT rights, with advocates arguing that a victory on marriage equality would pave the way for other LGBT issues. Now, with a […]