Progressive Pickings- Week of 8/3

Hey Young Dems,

Young Gets It Done is upon us! Beat the rush and buy your ticket now to the BIGGEST PROGRESSIVE PARTY OF THE YEAR- 500 supporters, friends, and elected officials in one place next WEDNESDAY August 13th. Let us know you’re coming!

Have you met our 5 under 35 honorees for Young Gets It Done? They’re progressive and awesome!

What do racism and the year 2042 have in common? Our Learning Lab Director Megan lets us know this week.

Upcoming Events:

 
MYD Transportation Committee Meeting
7:30 PM
NY County Democratic Committee Office 108 39th St, 12th Floor

Join us for our monthly committee meeting! Email [email protected] for more details.

Phonebanking for Democrats!

6 PM – 9 PM

Kate Linker’s Loft, 227 West 17th Street, 6th Floor
Not an official MYD event, but sponsored by our friends from Greater New York City for Change.
 
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Canvassing for People’s Climate March and Divestment
12 PM – 4 PM
Meet at Union Square, Manhattan
Join 350 NYC for a mass mobilization of canvassers for climate justice! We’ll be creating buzz among New Yorkers as we hit the streets in a single afternoon. We’ll let folks all over the Big Apple know that they can create change and a saner, safer world through support for city and state fossil fuel divestment and the People’s Climate March. Sign up on the Google FormFacebook, or Meetup event. Email worce22j (at) mtholyoke (dot) edu for more information.
Not an official MYD event.
 
Monday, August 11, 2014
NYS Assembly Debate (District 76- Upper East Side)
6:30-8:300 PM

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (331 East 70th Street)

Come listen to the Democratic candidate for the Upper East Side’s Assembly District 76 describe their stances on important state and local issues- moderated by Dick Dadey of Citizen Union and Kyle Pope of Our Town. Featuring Gus Christensen, Ed Hartzog, David Menegon, and Rebecca Seawright. RSVP via email: [email protected] or call 212-227-0342 x39.
Limited seating- arrive by 6:15PM
Not an official MYD event.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Queens County Young Democrats’ Annual Summer Bash
7:00 PM

Rocky McBride’s, 27-01 23rd Ave, Astoria

Join QCYD for their 8th Annual Summer Bash! Open bar for two hours is included with your ticket, as well as free appetizers! Get ticket prices and RSVP at theFacebook event
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Democracy for NYC (DFNYC) Hosts Howard Dean
6:30-8:30 PM

277 West 17th St- 6th Floor

Not an official MYD event.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
MYD’s Sixth Annual Young Gets It Done Awards
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Up & Down, West 14th Street

Join us for our biggest and most exciting event of the year as we welcome over 500 supporters and just about every elected official in the state! We’re organizing the MYD Host Committee, so please reach out to MYD Finance Director Alex Leopold on how to get involved and become a member of the Young Gets It Done Host Committee – [email protected]Click here to purchase your tickets in advance!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Manhattan to the Bronx for Gustavo Rivera!

Time TBD

70 East 184th St, Bronx, NY
Join fellow NYC progressives as we trek up to the Boogie Down for some good old fashioned door knocking! We’ll be canvassing for State Senator Gustavo Rivera, one of the most progressive members of the state legislature. For more info, or to RSVP, click on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524476671099941
Note: not an official MYD event.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Phonebanking for Democrats!

6 PM – 9 PM

Kate Linker’s Loft, 227 West 17th Street, 6th Floor
Not an official MYD event, but sponsored by our friends from Greater New York City for Change.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
MYD Economics Committee Meeting
7:30 PM

Desmond’s Tavern, 433 Park Ave South between 29th and 30th Streets

Join the econ committee to chat with fellow members about scaffold law, unpaid interns and intern harassment, affordable housing and homelessness, union contracts, sharing economy, food justice, impact of the economic crisis on millennials, and more!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Phonebanking for Democrats!

6 PM – 9 PM

Kate Linker’s Loft, 227 West 17th Street, 6th Floor
Not an official MYD event, but sponsored by our friends from Greater New York City for Change.