Latest News from the YDMA

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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YDMA Statement in Support of Reproductive Rights

Across the country, Republican-controlled state legislatures have ramped up their attacks on reproductive rights. In Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, and countless other states, anti-choice legislators have pushed forward draconian, medically inaccurate legislation to deny women’s bodily autonomy and restrict basic access to health care. Anti-choice advocates have a singular goal: to use the courts to overturn…
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YDMA Statement in Response to the Attack on the Poway Chabad in San Diego

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts were heartbroken to learn of the horrific attack at the Poway Chabad in San Diego this weekend, which tragically killed one person, Lori Gilbert Kaye, and injured three others, including the Rabbi. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the San Diego community, but thoughts and prayers are no longer…
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YDMA Statement in Support of Judge Shelley Joseph

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts stand in support of Newton District Judge Shelley Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor. The charges brought against them are but the latest effort by an increasingly authoritarian federal government to undermine our independent courts and rule through intimidation. ICE has routinely acted to undermine faith in the sanctity and…
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