Latest News from the YDMA

Two Weeks Until Election Day: YDMA Announces More 2019 Municipal Endorsements

With the election less than two weeks away, we are proud to announce our latest endorsements.   BOSTON   David Halbert — City Councilor At Large The Young Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to endorse David Halbert for Boston City Council. David is running on a platform of bringing greater transparency and accountability to local…
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YDMA Announces New Endorsements for 2019 Municipal Elections

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to endorse the following candidates for the 2019 municipal elections: Nina Liang for Quincy City Council Jimmy Pereira for Mayor of Brockton Zac Bears for Medford City Council Stephanie Martins for Everett City Council (Ward 2) Etel Haxhiaj for Worcester City Council John Trobaugh for Worcester School Committee…
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MA House Votes to Disenfranchise Young Voters across the Commonwealth

Wednesday, October 16 — This evening, the Massachusetts House voted to change the date of the 2020 state primary to September 1st, a move that will disenfranchise countless young voters across the Commonwealth, in the supplemental budget.  “We are very disappointed to hear that the MA House is planning to schedule next year’s state primary…
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YDMA Policy on Promoting Unpaid Positions

Democratic politicians and activists have successfully fought for an increased minimum wage in the Commonwealth to ensure that workers are paid fairly. And yet the work done by interns and fellows for Democratic campaigns and other like organizations often goes unpaid, even while contributing great value. In line with our Democratic values, we do not…
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Be Our New Tech Director!

Do you like technology? Do you like harnessing technology in support of Democratic causes and young Democratic candidates and activists? Well, we have the job for you. Apply to be our new Technical Director. The Tech Director serves as the managing all technology, particularly software-related, aspects of YDMA including the website and email accounts. Interested?…
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YDMA Statement on the DNC’s Vote against Holding a Climate Debate

We, the High School Democrats of Massachusetts, the College Democrats of Massachusetts, and the Young Democrats of Massachusetts, stand with Young Democrats of America, College Democrats of America and  the Democratic State Committee of Massachusetts in calling for a climate debate. We share our disappointment with the Democratic National Committee’s decision not to hold a…
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Our First Round of 2019 Endorsements

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to endorse the following candidates for local office this year: Bryan Barash – Ward 2 – Newton The Young Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to endorse Bryan Barash for Ward 2 City Councilor in Newton. Bryan has been a critical part of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts for…
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Congrats to South Shore Young Dems & YDMA President Rebecca Pinn!

Congrats to South Shore Young Democrats! South Shore Young Democrats were awarded “Best One-Time Event” for their event “Inside A Detention Center – Immigration Stories and Q&A.” Thank you, South Shore, for your great work! Special shout-out to SSYD members Michael Kaplan and Jocelyn Antonio, who shared their experience providing legal and translation assistance at…
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Why Election Day Registration Matters

Young people move around a lot. According to recent statistics, one in five millennials probably changed address over the past year. And that doesn’t account for those even younger, heading off to college for the first time and changing address during their four or more years there. Our 20-day voter registration cutoff, as a result,…
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Congrats to the 2019-2020 YDMA Board!

Congrats to everyone elected at our convention last weekend! President: Rebecca Pinn Vice President: Michael Kaplan Secretary: Ally Blanck Treasurer: Frank Ulip Membership and Outreach Director: Michael Dooley YDA Committee Representative (Male-Identifying): Caesar Nuzzolo YDA Committee Representative (Female-Identifying): Sharon Solomon Political Director: Rob Cohen Public Policy Director: Vernon K. Walker Communications Director: Jonathan Cohn Equity,…
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