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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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YDMA July Policy Newsletter: Time to Take Action

This is the second newsletter for the ‘18-’19 YDMA Policy Committee. We work to bring YDMA members together to discuss how we can help one another move the policy conversation in a productive direction. Our newsletter will highlight: Opportunities to persuade your state & federal officials on policy Events you can participate in to learn…
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Greater Boston Young Dems Event with Ayanna Pressley

Last Monday, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley joined the Greater Boston Young Democrats for their monthly meeting. Pressley, who currently serves as an At-Large Councilor, is mounting a primary challenge against Congressman Mike Capuano, who was first elected to the seat in 1998. The 7th Congressional includes most of Boston, a sizable share of Cambridge,…
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YDMA @ Boston Pride 2018

Last Saturday, YDMA marched in the Boston Pride parade. The Massachusetts Democratic Party platform is clear about the importance of continuing broad-range support for LGBTQ+ rights, including protecting the transgender civil rights law and opposing all forms of so-called “conversion therapy.” With the Trump administration in Washington turning the clock backwards on LGBTQ+ rights, and…
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YDMA Statement on Rep. Colleen Garry

As young Democrats, we are proud of the progressive platform of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and the leadership our Commonwealth has shown on a range of issues. That leadership is the result of the work of Democratic activists and elected officials across the state. Unfortunately, time and time again, we have seen Representative Colleen Garry…
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