MYD | Endorsement of the New York Health Act

Endorsement // Policy // Healthcare Taskforce // MYD // Policy

Healthcare in New York State is expensive and inequitable, and access to care is lacking. Deductibles and copays are continuing to rise, while real wages for the average family have remained stagnant for decades. In 2013, the average premium for an employer-provided family plan in New York State was approximately $17,530, more than twice as […]

MYD Continues to Move Forward

MYD // News

The Manhattan Young Democrats are shocked by recent reports of criminal allegations against one of our members. The individual is no longer a member of the board, and an interim president is now in place. MYD maintains a deep and abiding respect for our judicial system, and the sacred principle that individuals are innocent until […]

MoM April 2017: Elliot Friar

Member of the Month

Elliot Friar is one of the many involved and progressive MYD members, seeking to organize in today’s ever changing political climate. Here’s his story. Elliot is an active member of MYD, and has long been passionate about many policy areas, including health care and education; however, he finds himself most interested in affordable housing, a […]

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 […]

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 […]