Latest News from the YDMA

Successful Strategic Board Retreat!

Today members of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Board met at Northeastern University for a strategic planning retreat and laid out plans to empower youth and help Democrats win in 2011 and 2012. The conversation covered a range of topics to help strengthen the state organization and our local chapters, including enhancements to communications –…
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Come meet the YDM Women’s Caucus for a social at Friendly Toast in Cambridge!

Dear Young Democrat, From the hearings on transgender rights and women’s reproductive rights, to various neighborhood parades, and the recent YDM member testimonies at the State House for the Massachusetts Youth Voter Civic Bills, June has been a busy month, and it’s not over yet! Join the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Womens’ Caucus at a social…
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YDM Testifies in Support of Expanded Voting Access for Young People

In an effort to encourage legislators to act on several bills that can help Massachusetts improve from having the 9th worst voting system in the country, and to expand efforts to register young people to vote, YDM Chair Elaine Almquist testified on Beacon Hill before the Joint Committee on Election Law on Wednesday, June 15.…
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2010 Victories – Thank You!

 Bucking national trends and demonstrating the power of grassroots organizing and belief in our values, YDM was proud to be a part of Massachusetts Democratic victories across the Commonwealth. We’re very proud of our endorsed candidates, all of whom ran strong, issues-based campaigns: Gov. Deval L. Patrick & Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray Steve Grossman, Candidate…
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Massachusetts Ranks 9th Worst for Voting Systems!

Massachusetts has the 9th worst voting system in the country according to RockTheVote’s 2011 scorecard and many barriers remain for enabling students and young professionals to get registered. That’s why Young Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to support three bills that can help young people get registered and stay registered. But, for these bills to…
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YDM Testifies in Support of Transgender Rights

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, YDM Chair Elaine Almquist testified before the Massachusetts joint Judiciary Committee in favor of equal rights for people who are transgender. As described by the Boston Globe, under this commonsense legislation "…Massachusetts would join 15 other states, including every other New England state except New Hampshire, in outlawing transgender discrimination…
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YDM April Update: Keep Beacon Hill blue, learn from the best Democratic operatives, & socialize!

The special election to re-elect Rep. Geraldo Alicea is well under way, and we need all hands on deck to make sure we bring him to victory. As you probably know, his election in November ended in a tie – an vital reminder about how important every voter contact is – let’s make sure this…
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We R 1

"On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was senselessly and cowardly assassinated. His murder silenced a man but gave new life and voice to the civil rights movement." – Colmon Eldridge, Young Democrats of America On this day in 1968 tragedy struck our country as the great civil rights leader was struck down in a senseless…
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Deadline for the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Convention Youth Add-on Delegates: April 1

April 1st is the deadline to apply to be a Youth Add-On Delegate to the Massachusetts Democratic Party State Convention in June. Registered Democrats 35 and under may apply to be delegates, and as an active member of YDM you will receive preference in the application process. We’ve made it very easy to apply, it…
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YDM 2011 Annual Convention

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts invite you to attend our 2011 Annual Convention on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 9 a.m.  Complimentary breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Greater Boston Young Democrats will host a Post-Convention Reception in Harvard Square following the convention. Join fellow YDMers for informative workshops, professional networking,…
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