Latest News from the YDMA

Mass Democratic Party: The Stakes of the Massachusetts Senate Race

The following message was sent by Massachusetts Democratic Party (MDP) Chair John Walsh and includes and important memo from MDP Communications Director Kevin Franck on the stakes of the 2012 Massachusetts U.S. Senate race:   Dear Democrats, Kevin’s right. The stakes of the Senate race here in Massachusetts are very high. The first debate for our…
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Today & Thursday…

Happy Boston Preliminary Election Day! If you live in Boston City Council Districts 2, 3, or 7, you have an important opportunity today to shape the future of our municipal representation. And on Thursday, make sure you join me and the YDM Women’s Cacus in Boston for our first meeting of the Fall! As you…
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Young Democrats endorse Lee in Boston City Council race

Organization pledges ground and financial support in election campaign BOSTON – The Young Democrats of Massachusetts (YDM) and Greater Boston Young Democrats (GBYD) are proud to announce their endorsement of educator and former principal Suzanne Lee for the Boston City Council District 2 seat. Lee, who led the turnaround of the Baldwin School from a…
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Young Democrats Urge Scott Brown to support President Obama’s American Jobs Act

Statement from Young Democrats of Massachusetts Chair Elaine Almquist Calling on Sen. Brown to support President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act BOSTON – Young Democrats of Massachusetts Chair Elaine Almquist issued the following statement today calling on Senator Scott Brown to put partisanship aside and support President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act. Previously, Young Democrats…
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President Obama, Invest in the American Worker.

The US economy remains weak at best. The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that job growth in August was at zero.  And this while a number of US corporations reported record revenues and profits during the second quarter.  It leaves us wondering, where are the jobs? We’ve been told countless…
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Have a say in your local elections

Have you recently turned 18, or will you be 18 before the next local election? Are you new to Massachusetts? Did you move off campus or into a new apartment? Local elections help decide the future of the communities we live in, and it’s vital that students and young professionals have a voice in choosing…
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YDA Statement on the Ames Straw Poll

As Iowans consider the Republican presidential candidates this weekend at the Ames Straw Poll, it has become increasingly clear that this field has little or nothing to offer for young Americans.  The GOP candidates continue to lurch to the right, embracing extreme Tea Party views that are out of step with voters under the age…
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From the White House Blog: Myths and Facts About the Debt-Ceiling Compromise

The White House Blog has a new post with an informative infographic on how the debt-ceiling compromise will work, as well as an interesting Myths and Facts breakdown to set the record straight. Check out the infographic below and press "Read More" to find out what’s actually a myth and what’s a fact on the…
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Jim Messina, Barack Obama 2012: Here’s the deal

Students, young professionals, and people of all ages have watched the ongoing debt ceiling negotiation with great interest and concern, so we wanted to share with members a message from Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina, which includes a video message from President Obama. Please click "Read More" to see more details on the compromise shared…
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Young Democrats celebrate 20 years of activism

BOSTON – Members and supporters of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts will celebrate the organization’s 20 years of empowering young people to participate in the Democratic party and advocacy on Beacon Hill. The Young Democrats of Massachusetts 20th anniversary celebration will take place on Thursday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. in Boston. Event details and registration…
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