MYD Survey: The Results are in!

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Last week, we conducted a brief survey asking our members for guidance on issue priorities, MYD programming, and more. A huge Thank You to everyone who completed the survey, we really value your input! The newly elected executive board and appointed directors have gone over these results in detail, and we plan to use them to guide what we do this coming year. I thought I would share some of the results with you.

The top issue priorities for our members were:

  1. Corruption, abuse of power and ethics in Albany and NYC
  2. Healthcare
  3. Economic growth
  4. Marriage equality, LGBT equality
  5. Housing, poverty, social equity

The political action that are members were willing to take were:

  • 85% of respondents are very willing or somewhat willing to take online action.
  • 68% of respondents are very willing or somewhat willing to phone bank.
  • 63% of respondents are very willing or somewhat willing to write for the blog.
  • 61% of respondents are very willing or somewhat willing to donate money.
  • 55% of respondents are very willing or somewhat willing to canvass.
  • 52% of respondents are very willing or somewhat willing to throw fundraisers.

We will be making sure that we have events throughout the year in all of these popular categories. If there’s an issue that you are particularly passionate about we encourage you to join one of our Issue Oriented Committees by clicking HERE or attending an upcoming meeting.

A frugal bunch overall (the Eboard is being especially stingy, which we believe is a good thing!), MYD members said we should spend most of our money on campaigning (e.g. pizzas at phone banks, buses to canvass) and political events (discussion panels, forums). So look for some added incentives at our many political events this year and expanded issue panels and debates.

If you are interested in writing for this very blog, you should email Zac Townsend at newmedia [at] gomyd [dot] com to find out how to apply today. We’re always looking for new voices and great ideas!

MYD is a volunteer-run organization and every member can play an active role, if you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to reach out you can email me (president [at] gomyd [dot] com). Hope to see you soon!