Category Archives: Young Gets It Done

Volunteer with Respond and Rebuild this Saturday for the National Day of Service

President Obama has declared this Saturday 1/19/2013 a National Day of Service.  What will you be doing to serve your community? Join Respond and Rebuild in the Rockaways!  Get down and dirty–demo and mold abatement is fun! For more information and to sign up for the event: http://action.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/nationaldayofservicecommunityresilience/4jvdg There are 3 options for transportation: 1. Simply show up at the staging location: 9:30am Arverne Pilgrim Church, 74-16 Beach Channel Drive, Arverne, NY 11692 2. Carpool–if you are interested in carpooling please email Women4ObamaNY@gmail.com and information will be provided for available carpools. 3. Bus–departing 8:45am 41st Avenue between 24th Street and Crescent Ave (In front of the gas station) Google Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/Z7AGy 2 blocks north of Queensboro Plaza (7,N,Q trains, … More >>

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4th Annual Young Gets It Done Awards

Celebrating Our Top 5 Leaders Under 35 EVENT INFO Wednesday, August 22nd 7:00PM – 11:00PM @ 1 Oak Night Club 453 West 17th Street ADMISSION Buy your tickets via Act Blue: https://secure.actblue.com/page/ygid4 See who’s going on Facebook! The Honorees Sean Eldridge Sean Eldridge is an investor and political activist. He is the president of Hudson River Ventures, a small business investment fund focused on the Hudson Valley, and the founder of Protect Our Democracy, a campaign finance reform advocacy group. He is also a Senior Advisor at Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage equality nationwide. As Political Director of Freedom to Marry in 2011, he played a leading role in the successful marriage equality campaign in New York … More >>

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Obama and the Youth Vote

Chris Cilliza posted a really interesting article today on the role of the youth vote in 2008   – read here.  He makes the point that youth turnout was not actually substantially greater in 2008 than in the last few elections – but it was very important because Obama won it by such a huge margin. The most common misconception about 2008 is that Obama grew the youth vote — defined for our purposes as those between 18 and 29 years old — by any significant measure as compared to past elections. He didn’t. Take a look at this chart, which details the percentage of the overall electorate 18-29-year-old voters comprised in every presidential election since 1980: Young voters comprised … More >>

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What a Night!

Last night over 200 people packed Simyone Lounge to honor 5 amazing young people at MYD’s 3rd Annual ‘Young Gets It Done’ Awards.  We were joined by veritable who’s who of New York City politics, including Scott Stringer, Bill Thompson, John Liu and many other fantastic guests! Our honorees were introduced by members of the Open Seat Project, part of MYD’s commitment to get young people elected to office here in Manhattan.  This year over 90 young people collected signatures to get on the ballot! We rallied the troops, we danced, we met incredible people, and most importantly, we showed that young Progressives are excited about the challenges that face us and ready to lead.  Each of our 5 honorees, … More >>

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Young Gets It Done. Tonight. Simyone Lounge. Be There.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: MYD Wins Large Chapter of the Year!

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