MoM March 2017: Floriane Murphy Borel

Member of the Month // MYD Itself

Floriane M. Borel is one of the many passionate and progressive MYD members, seeking to organize in today’s boiling political climate. Here’s her story. MYD has seen a spike in membership since November 9, and momentum is rising in our task forces as immigration, housing accessibility, gender equity, and other civil rights remain under attack. […]

MYD | Endorsement of Home Stability Support

Policy // Affordable Living Taskforce // Endorsement // News // Policy

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

Policy // Gender Equity Taskforce // News // Policy

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

Policy // Immigration Taskforce // News // Policy

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. […]

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

Policy // Affordable Living Taskforce // News // Policy // Take Action

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

Election 2016 // News

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 […]

2017 Director Applications – Now Open!

MYD Board // MYD Itself

Applications are officially open for 2017 MYD Directorships! 2017 is going to be a challenging and complex year, and we’re looking for some great people to join our team. If you’re interested in getting more involved with MYD and our regular operations next year, take a look at the first round of open positions below! Applications […]

2017 Officer Candidates

MYD Board // MYD Itself

At our next general meeting MYD will hold our annual officer elections!  This meeting will be held Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm. In order to vote in this election you must be a voting member in good standing.  That means you must be up to date on your dues and have attended at least one meeting […]

2017 Officer Applications!

MYD Board // MYD Itself

This November may be the Presidential Election, but more importantly it’s also election time for MYD! Every year, prior to the start of the next year, the members of the club vote for our top leadership.  These positions are the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary (descriptions in Article III).  The officer positions listed will […]