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 […]

MYD’s Statement on the SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

Today’s historic Supreme Court decision on the rights of same-sex couples to marry marks a significant and important chapter in our nation’s history. By officially granting everyone, regardless of who they love, the same rights under the law, the Supreme Court has upheld the Constitution and has solidified equal rights for all. The Manhattan Young […]

MYD’s Statement on the Call to Remove the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

“The Manhattan Young Democrats support the call by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to remove the Confederate Flag from outside the State Capitol. The flag represents a dark period in American history and its formal call for removal marks a significant milestone in the dedication of moving our nation’s race relations forward. We stand in support of […]

“Know How” – A Film About the Foster Care System

According to a 2010 study conducted by Chapin Hall at The University of Chicago, a few years after aging out of foster care, only 50% of young people will complete high school or a GED, 60% will be convicted of a crime, 75% will receive public assistance, and only 6% will have completed a degree […]

The shrinking middle class

The Luxemburg Income Study Database (LIS), a data center in Luxemburg, recently published a study that announced that the middle class in the U.S. is shrinking and led to stunned headlines in a vast amount of media outlets. The complaints over the growing income disparity aren’t new. But the LIS study is disquieting because of […]

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MYD’s 5th Annual Engendering Progress

Please join the Manhattan Young Democrats at Engendering Progress, our fifth annual event to honor women thought-leaders, activists and trailblazers. Honorees include: Katrina vanden Heuvel (Editor of The Nation) Christina M. Greer (Fordham Professor of Political Science) L. Joy Williams (Political Strategist) Lady Parts Justice (a Sarah Silverman & Lizz Winstead Collaborative Project) When: Wednesday, […]

MYD March General Meeting

Join us for the March General Meeting where we will be voting on amendments to the MYD Constitution mixed with happy hour specials. At the General Meeting, we’ll be voting on a few amendments to MYD’s Charter & Bylaws. Pursuant to Article X of the MYD Constitution, the Executive Board will present the following amendments […]