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Rick Perry's Voting Age Flub

Courtesy of the Associated Press, Rick Perry produces a verbal gem.




It's not surprising that the Republican Party has trouble reaching out to young voters when one of their leading voices forgets the 26th Amendment.

Thank You

I just wanted to take a brief moment to thank each and every one of VAYD's chapters for their work this past campaign cycle. From Bristol City to the Eastern Shore, Arlington to Danville... we saw young people knocking on doors, making phone calls, and in many cases stepping up to run for office on behalf of the Democratic Party. Together, we helped individuals like John Miller, John Edwards, Creigh Deeds, George Barker and so many other strong advocates for the interest of young voters return to the General Assembly.

YDA Partners With Emily's List

The Young Democrats of America has announced its partnership with Emily's List, a Political Action Committee dedicated to training and supporting pro-choice, Democratic women who are seeking to serve in public office.
Atima Omara-Alwala, Vice President of the Young Democrats of America writes: "For the remainder of 2011 – 2012, Emily’s List will be hosting their signature Political Opportunity Program (POP) to train female candidates.

Join the VAYD Minority Caucus for our Young Professionals Happy Hour

The VAYD Minority Caucus, in partnership with The Young Democrats of Maryland Minority Caucus, will be hosting a Young Professionals happy hour in celebration of Congressional Black Caucus week.

The event will be held at Local 16 - located at 1602 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 on Friday, September 23rd from 5:30 - 8:30pm.
For $10, stop by and network with other activists, community leaders and elected officials in the DC Metro area.

For more information, please contact Amaka Gossett at blackcaucus@arlingtonyoungdems.org

Field Organizers needed on competitive Virginia campaign

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus is hiring a number of field organizers to work on targeted House races throughout the Commonwealth.
Preference to applicants with:

• Previous paid or unpaid field experience at the local, state or federal levels.
• Familiarity with organizing tools including VAN.
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
• Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
• Virginia ties a plus.

Applicants will need to provide their own:
• Cell phone
• Car
• Laptop

Women's Equality Day

Today is Women's Equality Day, the 91st anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. President Obama's Proclamation for Women's Equality Day 2011 stated: "Even before they gained the right to vote, America's women were leaders of movements, academics, and reformers, and had even served in the Congress. Legions of brave women wrote and lectured for change. They let their feet speak when their voices alone were not enough, protesting and marching for their fundamental right to vote in the face of heckling, jail, and abuse.

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VAYD Annual Convention


March 17-19, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA


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