Category: Blog

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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Want to Make Sure More People Get Registered to Vote? Here’s How.

The deadline to register before the general election here in Massachusetts is thus Thursday. If you are free this weekend, it’s the perfect time to run your very own voter registration drive! They’re very easy to do, and they can make a huge difference. I’ve run several outside of the Quincy Center MBTA station with…
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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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RECAP: 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention

The weekend before last, Democrats from around the state convened in Worcester for this year’s Massachusetts Democratic Party convention. This year was a nominating convention, where the party decides which candidates will make the September primary ballot–and which will receive the party’s endorsement. According to the Globe, more than one-fifth of this year’s delegates were…
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Young Democrats of Massachusetts Participate in Women’s March for America

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts, the official youth organization for Democrats in Massachusetts, participated in the Women’s March for America on Saturday, January 21, with members of the organization at both the main event in Washington, D.C. and its sister event in Boston. At their recent meeting, the board of directors of the Young Democrats…
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Young Democrats of Massachusetts Endorse Santiago Narino for DNC

BOSTON, Massachusetts — January 13, 2017 — The Young Democrats of Massachusetts, the official youth organization for Democrats in Massachusetts, announced their endorsement of Santiago Nariño for Democratic National Committeeman. Nariño, 22, is the president of the College Democrats and the founder and executive director of the the non-profit Latinx Action Group. He is running…
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A Message from YDMA Chair Matthew Murray

Democrats, Young and Young-at-Heart, Today, many of you are probably following the vote of the Electoral College. While there may be some interesting votes cast today, it is extremely unlikely to change the expected outcome. As much as we dread it, today’s actions formalize the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United…
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Young Democrats of Massachusetts Announce Endorsement of Candidates

BOSTON, Massachusetts — October 13, 2016 — The Young Democrats of Massachusetts, the official youth organization for Democrats in Massachusetts, announced the endorsement of several candidates for positions in the state legislature. The candidates that the board of directors of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts voted to endorse this week are all Democrats under the…
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Young Democrats of Massachusetts Announce Positions on Ballot Questions

BOSTON, Massachusetts — September 30, 2016 — The Young Democrats of Massachusetts, the official youth organization for Democrats in Massachusetts, announced today that it is endorsing a position of NO on Question 2 and YES on Question 4, two of the four ballot questions that voters will decide on this November. Question 2 would lift the current…
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