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

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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 […]

Join Us to Support Safe Storage!

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This Tuesday City Council Member Jumaane Williams will be introducing a resolution in support of Nicholas’s Law, a bill that would require safe storage of firearms in homes.  The bill is currently being considered by the New York State legislature, but is facing staunch opposition by the powerful gun lobby. New York City already has […]

We need your help to find Avonte Oquendo this Sunday

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By now you would’ve heard about Avonte Oquendo. He has been missing for over two weeks, is autistic and cannot communicate. To put it bluntly, time is running out to find him and we need your help this Sunday, October 27. We will be meeting at 53rd & Lexington by the entrance to the E train at 4:30 […]

Let Them Eat Cake

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Today the House of Representatives voted 217 to 200 to cut nearly 40 billion dollars from the SNAP program (also known as food stamps.) Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the driving force behind the  legislation, said “it’s wrong for working, middle-class people to pay” for abuse of the program… So how much abuse is there in […]

Let Freedom Ring – MLK Dream at 50

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Today, the Manhattan Young Democrats join the Young Democrats of America and the rest of the nation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. President Obama will speak from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial — the same hallowed location where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s delivered his “I Have a […]

Orange is the New Black, but will it lead to increased activism around prison reform? We sure hope so.

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a kitchen table conversation with Kati Henderson and Megan Moskop   If you’re like us, you’ve been watching Orange is the New Black.  If you aren’t like us, jump on this bandwagon. The netflix series is funny, but (we would argue) more importantly, it calls attention to a serious, and seriously neglected societal problem. The […]