Author: ydma

Democratic Unity: Onwards to November

Over the next two months, we look forward to working hard to elect Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey and bring back strong Democratic leadership to the Corner Office. Every day, Donald Trump and the Republicans are taking steps to roll back the progressive reforms passed by President Obama. It is vital that states like Massachusetts…
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Beacon Hill Spotlights: Sen. Julian Cyr

Julian Cyr won his first state election in 2016 and is the State Senator for the Cape and Islands District in Massachusetts. YDMA spoke to him about health care challenges in Massachusetts and the importance of staying focused on the state level. We also talked about how young people matter in many purple districts, and…
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August Board of Directors Meeting

Roll Call Attendance In person: Caesar, Melissa, Rob, Jocelyn, Matt M, Jonathan Phone: Brendan, Michael K, Frank, Ally, Michael D, Lisa, Michael B, Liana, Solomon, Alex   President’s Remarks Led by Caesar (Rebecca could not make it) Retreat went well. For Rebecca this further emphasized we need to do a better job supporting our caucuses…
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Beacon Hill Spotlights: Rep. Jack Lewis

Jack Patrick Lewis won his first state election in 2016 and is the State Representative for the Seventh Middlesex District (Ashland and Framingham). YDMA talked to him about how Massachusetts needs to do more for immigrants’ rights, and the role of advocacy groups in state-level policymaking. We also talked about the dangers of complacency and…
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Join the YDMA Board!

YDMA has two open spots on the board. Join us! (1) National Committeepersons (male-identifying) Serves as a representative to YDMA on the YDA National Committee by attending all three National YDA Committee Meetings, or appointing a proxy to serve in their place. Represents YDMA on all YDA National Committee conference calls, Serves as a liaison…
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Beacon Hill Spotlights: Sen. Eric Lesser

  Eric Lesser won his first state election in 2014 and is the State Senator for the First Hampden and Hampshire District in Massachusetts. YDMA spoke to him about his four years in office, what he finds meaningful about representing Western Massachusetts, and the necessity of investing in public transit. We also discussed the importance…
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Beacon Hill Spotlights: Rep. Dylan Fernandes

  Dylan Fernandes won his first election in 2016 and is the State Representative of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket in Massachusetts. YDMA caught up with him to hear about his first two years representing the “most beautiful” district in the state. We spoke further about his passion for policies to address climate change and the…
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Beacon Hill Spotlights: Rep. Natalie Higgins

Natalie Higgins won her first election in 2016 (which we were proud to endorse her in!), and is the State Representative for the Fourth Worcester District (Leominster) in Massachusetts. YDMA is excited by the opportunity to catch up with her and hear about the great work that she has been doing on Beacon Hill since.…
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July Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Date: July 9, 2018 Time: 6:30pm – 8pm Meeting Location: MassDems HQ, 11 Beacon Street, 4th Floor   Roll Call Attendance In person: Caesar, Rebecca, Liana, Brittany, Melissa, Ally, Rob, RJ, Jeremy, Laura, Matt M Phone: Brendan, Solomon, David, Sharon, Michael K, Jonathan C, Matt C, Michael B, Hanna, Jocelyn   President’s Remarks Great work…
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2018 National Young Democrats of America Conference: YDMA Goes to Salt Lake City

    The Young Democrats of America convened June 29th to July 1st in Salt Lake City, UT, for our nationwide conference. The Young Democrats of Massachusetts sent five members to represent the Commonwealth proudly on the national stage. Salt Lake City provided a beautiful backdrop for the event, and when we weren’t out exploring,…
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