For our February General Meeting we’ll have a special feature on interns. With a lineup of expert panelists, we’ll discuss how interns are seen in the marketplace, their rights as employees and what regulation can be put in place to protect them.
January 28, 2014 – The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) will hold its post-election hearing on Thursday, February 13 at 10:00 AM at 40 Rector Street, on the 6th Floor, in OATH Conference Room E in Lower Manhattan. (The hearing was postponed from its original date on January 22 due to inclement weather.) (more…)
Since I joined MYD in 2009, we have always taken our committement to impartiality in Democtratic primaries very seriously. As an organization whose mission is, in part, to “promote the involvement of young people in the political process,” we believe that forcing our members to become mired in intra-organizational battles over candidates would actually discourage youth participation in politics.
But our mission is also “to advocate those policies and practices consistent with the highest principles in the Democratic Party, to support those candidates for office who articulate such principles and perpetuate the ideals of justice and social welfare…” (more…)
Who doesn’t love a victory over Monsanto? The Manhattan Young Democrats have signed their support to ensure all genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are labeled, an initiative supported within the MYD policy.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan stated that the bill would allow consumers to better understand foods they purchase at grocery stores, and that it would not harm businesses and the farming industry to label foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients.
Memorandum of Support – MYD GMO Bill
Headline of the Day: “Grimm and bear it: Staten Island’s congressman roasts in the white-hot national spotlight.”
Runner-Up: “SILive.com readers have plenty to say about Grimm’s behavior.”
NY1 reporter Michael Scotto was contacted by the Capitol Police about Congressman Michael Grimm‘s threats and said he did not want to press charges. “But a congressional source told Fox News that it doesn’t necessarily matter whether Scotto wants to press charges,” another report reads.