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This just in from our NY State chapter! The New York State Young Democrats recorded the first installment of a monthly podcast series and is now available on iTunes. The first podcast is a half-hour long conversation with New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs. A range of topics were discussed from a typical day as the Chairman of New York’s Democratic Party to solutions for job creation and the goals and future of the State Party in regards to overall messaging. “The New York State Young Dems is a vital part of the State Party now and in the future. I was glad that I was able to have this conversation with Kevin,” said Chairman Jay Jacobs. “I … More >>
The following is a note from NYSYD President, Kevin Lawrie. Dear Friends, The long awaited release of the Pentagon’s review on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, has affirmed Young Democrats’ position that every person deserves completely equal rights as one another, no matter what. The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy is contradictory to our nation’s founding principles and has, to this point, been upheld by the “idea” that Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) serving alongside heterosexuals would jeopardize the security of our nation. The Pentagon’s report is yet another demonstration of a fact that has become abundantly clear throughout this country. Our leaders in national security and defense have spoken and now there are no more excuses; this policy must … More >>
One year ago, the AFL-CIO published a report entitled “Young Workers: A Lost Decade.” Their findings show that for the first time in American history, our generation is unlikely to surpass the economic prosperity achieved by our parents before us. The Young Democrats of America are working hard in 2010 to help stem this tide. It’s our responsibility to ensure that those who inherit this country from us will once again find economic stability. I believe this begins by electing Democrats. Over the years, Republicans have waged a full scale war on the American middle class, particularly those in unions. From firing thousands of striking air traffic controllers, to deregulating Wall Street, to opposing workers’ fundamental right to organize, leaders … More >>
The NYSYD Caucus of Color has some leadership positions currently open. Jugba Santi the Caucus’ Downstate Region Vice Chair sent along more information, contact info is below. Calling All Young Democrats! The New York State Young Democrats Caucus of Color is the office youth of color arm of the New York State Democratic Party. The Caucus has various positions still available. These positions include: Secretary Capital Region Vice Chair Upstate Vice Chair Central Vice Chair The Finance Chair We also have three standing committees: The Political/Communications Committee, The Outreach Committee and the Finance Committee. If you are interested in any of these positions or committees, please email the Caucus at nyscoc[at]nysyd[dot]net.
The following is a message from the current New York State Young Democrats President, Matt Silverstein who is running for Assembly in Queens. You can meet Matt tonight at his Campaign Kick-off Event, details below! Tonight, I officially launch my campaign to be the next New York State Assembly Member from the 26th Assembly District. I decided to seek this seat after our current Assembly Member, Ann Margaret Carrozza (D), announced that after 14 years in office she was going to retire and focus on her law practice and Bar Association activities rather than run for re-election. By seeking this seat, I have also decided not to seek re-election as President of the New York State Young Democrats. I would … More >>
Matt Silverstein announced yesterday that he will be running in the Democratic primary for the 26th Assembly District. As the Queens Chronicle points out, Matt is a Young Democrat and the current President of the New York State Young Democrats. At the same time, Matt is also seeking re-election to the NYSYD presidency at the 2010 Convention. Hopefully we’ll see more Young Democrats who can find the time and energy to run for political office this November!