Latest News from the YDMA

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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Join the YDMA Board!

Could YOU be the next member of the YDMA board? We have an opening for an At-Large Director. This officer has the following responsibilities: Supporting and participating in the activities of the Board of Directors Representing the membership of YDMA to the Board of Directors Serving on at least one of the Committees Interested? Email…
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YDMA Statement on Sexual Harassment Allegations against Rep. Paul McMurtry

The Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform clearly states that all employees deserve a “safe work environment free from harassment.” This principle does not end at the doors of the Massachusetts State House. As an organization committed to increasing the voice of young people in Democratic politics, we believe that it is especially important to call out…
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The YDMA Tech Committee Wants YOU!

The YDMA Tech Committee is looking for members! Please send your resume over to tech_committee@ydma.org if interested. So what does the Tech Committee do? The Tech Committee is responsible for: Organizing and managing YDMA’s membership database, including identifying gaps in the data, working with chapters and the Communications Committee to fix and keep the data…
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Having Fun in Little Rock: Report from the YDA National Conference

Hello, YDMA friends! YDMA had a very successful weekend at the YDA Conference in beautiful Little Rock, Arkansas! It was a great opportunity to get together with our peers from other states and accomplish YDA business while still having a ton of fun. Various training, caucus, and committee meetings were held including Chapter Building Training,…
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Join the YDMA Board!

Could YOU be the next member of the YDMA board? We are looking to fill the open position of Membership and Outreach Director. This officer has the following responsibilities: Working to increase YDMA active membership and reaching out to new constituent groups Overseeing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director Overseeing the activities of the chartered…
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YDMA’s 2018 Endorsements — Updated October 2018

Statewide Senate: Elizabeth Warren Governor: Jay Gonzalez Lieutenant Governor: Quentin Palfrey Attorney General: Maura Healey Treasurer: Deb Goldberg Secretary of State: Bill Galvin Auditor: Suzanne Bump   US HOUSE MA-01: Richard Neal MA-02: Jim McGovern MA-03: Lori Trahan   MA-04: Joe Kennedy MA-05: Katherine Clark MA-06: Seth Moulton   MA-07: Ayanna Pressley MA-08: Stephen Lynch…
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Statement from YDMA President Rebecca Pinn on Recent Hate-Driven Violence around the Country

I attended college and graduate school in Pittsburgh. I spent much of my free time walking (or, on a rare occasion, running) up Forbes Avenue to Squirrel Hill, whether to see a movie, to grab groceries at Giant Eagle, or to study at the Dunkin Donuts. In graduate school, I lived in an apartment on…
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YDMA Statement on SFFA vs. Harvard University

In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), an anonymous group of Asian American applicants rejected from Harvard, filed a lawsuit against the University alleging racial discrimination. While the ongoing SFAA v. Harvard case is not a case on the legality of affirmative action, the outcome is likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court. A…
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Notes from the Trail: Tom Merolli

This is part of a series of brief interviews with our endorsed candidates by YDMA’s Mina Pollmann. Candidate: Tom Merolli District: Worcester & Norfolk Town: Mendon How You Can Help Out: Sign up to volunteer at http://www.tom4ma.com/events/.   (1) What is the issue you have learned the most about by talking directly to voters as…
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