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VAYD hears from Jack Schlossberg at Annual Convention

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Young Democrats Hear from Jack Schlossberg at Annual Convention

Grandson of John F. Kennedy Addresses VAYD at Richmond Convention

From March 30th to April 1st, the Virginia Young Democrats (VAYD) gathered for their annual convention in Richmond, VA and were joined by keynote speaker John “Jack” Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg. Jack, an activist and Young Democrat who attends Yale University, is the son of Edwin Schlossberg and Caroline Kennedy. Jack called upon VAYD members to take action, urging the crowd of young people to stand up and fight for their values in 2012. Schlossberg was joined by his mother at the banquet, held at the Epic Theatre in downtown Richmond.

“We were honored to have Jack Schlossberg as our keynote speaker,” said Jamie Nolan, VAYD Convention Chair.” Our convention theme forthis year was “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” and with Jack Schlossberg’s activism and youthful energy, he was the perfect person to address our members!”

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Rebuilding Schools, Creating Jobs

Courtesy of Politico, a bipartisan coalition of Virginia leaders (including Mark Warner, Jim Webb, and Tim Kaine) express their support for the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act. From the article:

"A few years ago, Richmond couldn’t afford to borrow the money to turn a deteriorated, Depression-era high school into a modern K-12 facility. But local leaders and the Richmond City Council devised a novel solution. If the private sector rehabilitated this city high school into a regionally operated, high-tech high school for the top students in central Virginia, this could technically be seen as a “new” use. The IRS agreed. Using the 1986 law, this formerly run-down school is now home to one of the highest-ranked U.S. public high schools.

With that in mind, we all support the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act, legislation that would eliminate this roadblock to school renovation and allow local governments to use the historic building rehabilitation tax credit. The legislation isn’t a silver bullet. But it is the only proposal before Congress to leverage private capital to help modernize our public schools."

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.

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VAYD Annual Convention

March 17-19, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA

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