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Young Dems in the MA State House: Rep. David LeBoeuf

Rep. David LeBoeuf was elected in November 2018 to represent the 17th Worcester district, which includes Leicester and parts of Worcester. (1) What got you involved in politics in the first place? I first got involved in politics back when I was a junior at South High Community School. I organized a group of students…
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Legislative Endorsement: It’s Far Past Time for MA to Ban Conversion Therapy

As young Democrats, we are proud of the role that Massachusetts has played in the advancement of LGBTQIA rights in the US. We were the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. We have strong laws to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity —  overwhelmingly reaffirmed by the voters on the ballot in November. However, we…
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Young Dems in the MA State House: Rep. David Biele

Rep. David Biele was elected in November 2018 to represent South Boston’s 4th Suffolk District.  (1) What got you involved in politics in the first place? Local issues in my immediate neighborhood caused me to first get involved in politics. I worked with neighbors and community leaders on a few quality of life issues and,…
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Young Dems in the MA State House: Rep. Andy Vargas

Rep. Andy Vargas was elected in November 2017 in a special election to represent Haverhill’s 3rd Essex District. He was re-elected this past November to a full term.   (1)   What got you involved in politics in the first place? Two big influences: family and early exposure to civic engagement as a teenager. I…
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Young Dems in the MA State House: Rep. Maria Robinson

Rep. Maria Robinson was elected in November to represent the Sixth Middlesex District, located in Framingham. (1) What got you involved in politics in the first place? I’ve been a bit of a political nerd (in addition to my other nerdy passions) since elementary school, when I stayed up late with my friends to watch…
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Young Dems in the MA State House: Rep. Tram Nguyen

Rep. Tram Nguyen was elected in November to represent the 18th Essex district, which includes parts of Andover, Boxord, North Andover, and Tewksbury. (1) What got you involved in politics in the first place? I got involved in politics through my work as a legal aid attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services. While there, I…
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Young Dems in the MA State House: Rep. Christopher Hendricks

Rep. Christopher Hendricks was elected in November 2018 to represent the 11th Bristol district, which includes parts of Acushnet and New Bedford. (1) What got you involved in politics in the first place? I have always been interested in law, government, and politics since I was young. After practicing law a few years and with…
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Young Dems in the MA State House: Rep. Daniel Carey

Daniel Carey was elected to the 2nd Hampshire district in the MA State House in November 2018. The district contains South Hadley, Easthampton, Hadley, and part of Granby.  (1) What got you involved in politics in the first place? I initially became involved in politics by volunteering on campaigns. I first ran for office in…
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Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda and the AAPI Community

Last month, two events put Southeast Asian communities in the US on edge, unconscionably making them feel unwelcome in a nation of immigrants. First, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rounded up 46 members of the Cambodian community and deported 36 of them back to Cambodia, the largest deportation flight of Southeast Asian community members yet.…
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Announcing YDMA Minority Caucuses’ Pilot Mentorship Program

Young Democrats of Massachusetts’s Black, Latino, and Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucuses are excited to launch a pilot mentorship program to connect YDMA members with mentors both within and beyond YDMA. The goal of this program is to help YDMA members find mentors who role model community engagement and are willing to provide guidance and…
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