Geraldine Ferraro’s Legacy

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman ever nominated for national office by a major party, passed away on Saturday at age 75. In 1984, the Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale selected Ferraro to be his running mate. While they didn’t win the election, Ferraro energized American women who for the first time — 64 years after […]

THURSDAY: 2nd Annual Engendering Progress

Please join MYD at our second annual event to honor women thought-leaders, activists, and philanthropists. Where: Marquee – 289 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001 When: Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. Honorees include: Rachel Lloyd, Founder of GEMS Women’s Media Center Domestic Workers United Krista Brenner, campaign manager for Tony Avella, who led the […]

Fox News: Women get more done… by being irrational?

Check out this video where Dave Briggs of Fox News shamelessly tells his female co-host (and America) that women obtain more “pork” for their districts because they are more “irrational”. See another rendition of the study, which finds that women are more effective lawmakers, HERE. Help combat Fox and Friends’ bigotry! Join the MYD Women’s […]

Do You Care About Women?

The Manhattan Young Democrats are forming our first ever Women’s Issues Committee, and you’re invited to join!  You don’t have to be a woman to care about reproductive rights, workplace discrimination or human trafficking.  Everyone is welcome!  For more information you can email Heather, [email protected] Women’s Issues Committee Thursday, January 27th 7pm Starbucks, 29th St. […]

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For all the talk about reforming Albany, from the independent organizations to the candidates running for governor, there is one surefire way voters can help the cause–electing more women to the state legislature. In a recent Huffington Post article, New Roosevelt Initiative founder Bill Samuels makes the case for sending more women to Albany.  As […]

Happy Birthday, 19th Amendment!

From Planned Parenthood NYC: “Happy Birthday, 19th Amendment! Ninety years ago today, on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was ratified. We’ve come a long way since – right?” I’m still waiting for some industrious MYD member to start up our Women’s Issues Committee, cuz there’s plenty still left […]