On September 30th of 2009 the Manhattan Young Democrats honored our top 5 leaders under 35 at our “Young Gets it Done” event at the nightclub Griffin. With over 250 people packing the room, and many elected officials in attendance, the Manhattan Young Democrats honored State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblyman Micah Kellner, Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, LT. Daniel Choi, and the progressive grassroots organization Living Liberally. Although all of our top 5 under 35 honorees continue to have incredible accomplishments, LT. Daniel Choi has been making headlines lately for his fight against the US Army’s antiquated and nonsensical Dont Ask Dont Tell policies. MYD honored LT. Choi for his incredible courage and honor, and today his fight against Dont Ask Dont Tell has taken a major victory. LT. Choi has been reassigned to serve our country and will continue to fight for America with courage without trying to hide his sexual preferences. MYD would like to once again congratulate LT. Choi for this major victory and we are all hopeful that it is one of many to come.