Don’t miss your chance to sign up for the 2014 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Convention this Saturday, May 17th at the SEIU 1199 Hall at 150 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA! Our Board of Directors have planned an exciting day with Democratic leaders, experts, and activists.  Join us to network and join the discussion!

8:00-9:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast, & Networking

9:00-9:30 AM
Welcome & Introduction: YDM Chair Elizabeth Maynard

9:30-9:50 AM
Keynote Speaker: Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Senator Tom McGee

10:00-11:00 AM Morning Panels:
Campaign Communications: Kevin Franck, Former Communications Director of the MA Democratic Party; Josh Gee, Former Communications Director for Governor Patrick, Rep. Tsongas, Mike Ross; Kevin Gilnack, Campaign Communications for The Caring Force, Providers’ Council, GBYD, YDM

Young Elected Officials: State Representative Dan Hunt (D-Dorchester); Tim Dodd,Vice Chairman of Westborough Board of Selectmen;
Matt Frank, President of Chelsea City Council; Jessica Finocchiaro, Vice Chairman Greater Lawrence Technical School/Candidate for State Senate

11:10 AM-NOON
Statewide Candidate Speeches: Deborah Goldberg, Candidate for Treasurer; Tom Conroy, Candidate for Treasurer & more!

NOON-12:45 PM
Networking Lunch

12:45-1:30 PM
VAN Training: Elaine Almquist, DSC Youth Member, YDM National Committeewoman, MVYD Treasurer

1:30-3:00 PM Statewide Candidate Speeches:
Candidates for Governor: Don Berwick, Steve Grossman, Juliette Kayyem
Candidates for Lieutenant Governor: James Arena-DeRosa, Leland Cheung, Mike Lake

3:30-4:00 PM Afternoon Panels:
Progressive Caucus: Ben Wright, ProgressiveMass; Harmony Wu, Jordan Berg Powers, MassAlliance, Elaine Almquist

Campaign Work: Andi Wheeler, MassEquality; Dan Cohen, Consultant/Owner Connection Strategies; JD Roger, YDM Public Policy Committee Co-Chair

4:30-5:00 PM Closing, Call to Action

5:30 PM: After Party!
Hosted by the Greater Boston Young Democrats at Harp & Bard, 1099 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester.

*4 Awards Presented: Member of the Year, Progressive Activist of the Year, Friend of the Year, Lifetime Award

Breakfast and lunch are included in the price of admission.  To register and skip the line please visit:

We have an amazing day planned for this Saturday and we look forward to seeing you there!

Yours Bluely,
YDM Chair Elizabeth Maynard