Latest News from the YDMA

Announcing the YDMA AAPI Caucus!

  Caucuses serve an important function within the organizational structure of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts (YDMA). By providing a platform for underrepresented groups, caucuses help YDMA pay attention to politicians, issues, and actions that might otherwise be missed. Furthermore, caucuses should provide the kind of welcoming social space that makes the Democratic Party the…
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Today’s National Voter Registration Day. Here’s What That Means for You.

Today is National Voter Registration Day! We here at YDMA know how important it is for everyone to vote and we want to help other young people use their power of the vote. Voting Across the Nation The U.S. has some of the worst voter turnout rates in the developed world. We’re solidly in the…
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Democratic Unity: Onwards to November

Over the next two months, we look forward to working hard to elect Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey and bring back strong Democratic leadership to the Corner Office. Every day, Donald Trump and the Republicans are taking steps to roll back the progressive reforms passed by President Obama. It is vital that states like Massachusetts…
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September Board of Directors Meeting

Roll Call Attendance Led by Caesar In person: Rebecca, Caesar, Melissa, Aidan, Rob, Frank, Liana, Makayla, Jonathan P, Bryan, Matt M, Lisa, Jeremy, Jonathan C On phone: Michael B, Brittany, Meghan L, James B, Brendan, Alex, Laura, Caroline, Jocelyn, Hanna, Solomon   President’s Remarks Led by Rebecca Congrats Jeremy on DSC win. It was great to…
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YDMA Announces First 2018 Endorsements

Tram Nguyen (18th Essex — House)   When she was five years old, Tram and her family fled the hostile communist regime of Vietnam and immigrated to the United States, where they settled in the Merrimack Valley. Tram is a proud graduate of Massachusetts public schools; she attended grade school in Lawrence and Methuen and went…
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Beacon Hill Spotlights: Sen. Julian Cyr

Julian Cyr won his first state election in 2016 and is the State Senator for the Cape and Islands District in Massachusetts. YDMA spoke to him about health care challenges in Massachusetts and the importance of staying focused on the state level. We also talked about how young people matter in many purple districts, and…
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August Board of Directors Meeting

Roll Call Attendance In person: Caesar, Melissa, Rob, Jocelyn, Matt M, Jonathan Phone: Brendan, Michael K, Frank, Ally, Michael D, Lisa, Michael B, Liana, Solomon, Alex   President’s Remarks Led by Caesar (Rebecca could not make it) Retreat went well. For Rebecca this further emphasized we need to do a better job supporting our caucuses…
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Beacon Hill Spotlights: Rep. Jack Lewis

Jack Patrick Lewis won his first state election in 2016 and is the State Representative for the Seventh Middlesex District (Ashland and Framingham). YDMA talked to him about how Massachusetts needs to do more for immigrants’ rights, and the role of advocacy groups in state-level policymaking. We also talked about the dangers of complacency and…
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Join the YDMA Board!

YDMA has two open spots on the board. Join us! (1) National Committeepersons (male-identifying) Serves as a representative to YDMA on the YDA National Committee by attending all three National YDA Committee Meetings, or appointing a proxy to serve in their place. Represents YDMA on all YDA National Committee conference calls, Serves as a liaison…
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Beacon Hill Spotlights: Sen. Eric Lesser

  Eric Lesser won his first state election in 2014 and is the State Senator for the First Hampden and Hampshire District in Massachusetts. YDMA spoke to him about his four years in office, what he finds meaningful about representing Western Massachusetts, and the necessity of investing in public transit. We also discussed the importance…
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