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Join the YDMA Board!

Could YOU be the next member of the YDMA board? We are looking to fill the open position of Membership and Outreach Director. This officer has the following responsibilities: Working to increase YDMA active membership and reaching out to new constituent groups Overseeing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director Overseeing the activities of the chartered…
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YDMA’s 2018 Endorsements — Updated October 2018

Statewide Senate: Elizabeth Warren Governor: Jay Gonzalez Lieutenant Governor: Quentin Palfrey Attorney General: Maura Healey Treasurer: Deb Goldberg Secretary of State: Bill Galvin Auditor: Suzanne Bump   US HOUSE MA-01: Richard Neal MA-02: Jim McGovern MA-03: Lori Trahan   MA-04: Joe Kennedy MA-05: Katherine Clark MA-06: Seth Moulton   MA-07: Ayanna Pressley MA-08: Stephen Lynch…
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Statement from YDMA President Rebecca Pinn on Recent Hate-Driven Violence around the Country

I attended college and graduate school in Pittsburgh. I spent much of my free time walking (or, on a rare occasion, running) up Forbes Avenue to Squirrel Hill, whether to see a movie, to grab groceries at Giant Eagle, or to study at the Dunkin Donuts. In graduate school, I lived in an apartment on…
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YDMA Statement on SFFA vs. Harvard University

In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), an anonymous group of Asian American applicants rejected from Harvard, filed a lawsuit against the University alleging racial discrimination. While the ongoing SFAA v. Harvard case is not a case on the legality of affirmative action, the outcome is likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court. A…
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Notes from the Trail: Tom Merolli

This is part of a series of brief interviews with our endorsed candidates by YDMA’s Mina Pollmann. Candidate: Tom Merolli District: Worcester & Norfolk Town: Mendon How You Can Help Out: Sign up to volunteer at http://www.tom4ma.com/events/.   (1) What is the issue you have learned the most about by talking directly to voters as…
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Notes from the Trail: Jack Stanton

This is part of a series of brief interviews with our endorsed candidates by YDMA’s Mina Pollmann. Candidate: Jack Stanton District: 5th Barnstable (House) Town: Sandwich How You Can Help Out: Sign up to volunteer at https://www.electjackstanton.org/volunteer/.   (1) What is the issue you have learned the most about by talking directly to voters as part…
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Notes from the Train: Tram Nguyen

This is part of a series of brief interviews with our endorsed candidates by YDMA’s Mina Pollmann. Candidate: Tram Nguyen District: 18th Essex (House) Town: Andover How You Can Help Out: Sign up to volunteer at https://votetram.com/get-involved/.   (1) What is the issue you have learned the most about by talking directly to voters as…
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Notes from the Trail: Katie McBrine

This is the first in a series of brief interviews with our endorsed candidates by YDMA’s Mina Pollmann. Candidate: Dr. Katie McBrine District: Plymouth & Norfolk (Senate) Town: Hingham How You Can Help Out: Sign up to volunteer at http://votemcbrine.com/volunteer/.   (1) What is the issue you have learned the most about by talking directly…
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Want to Make Sure More People Get Registered to Vote? Here’s How.

The deadline to register before the general election here in Massachusetts is thus Thursday. If you are free this weekend, it’s the perfect time to run your very own voter registration drive! They’re very easy to do, and they can make a huge difference. I’ve run several outside of the Quincy Center MBTA station with…
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Join the YDMA Board!

YDMA is looking to fill the position of Secretary. What responsibilities are involved? Maintaining clear and accurate records of YDMA meetings and activities, and organization documents, Contacting YDMA members concerning upcoming meetings, conventions, and other events in consultation with the Communications and Membership and Outreach Director, Making all appropriate filings with the State Committee and…
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