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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 election ends with a resounding victory by joining YDM for a phonebank tomorrow before our Board meeting.

Today is the anniversary of the tragic murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and an important reminder about the need for solidarity and action in the pursuit of civil rights. Check out YDM’s blog post on this important occasion.

We also have a number of exciting training, networking, and social events coming up, so take a look at YDM’s upcoming events and get involved today! As a reminder, to run or vote in elections at the YDM Convention you must have attended at least two YDM events and any of the upcoming events that you attend before the convention will count.

Phonebank for Rep. Geraldo Alicea – Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Democratic Party HQ, 77 Summer St., 10th Floor, Boston – Come help Rep. Alicea win re-election campaign in his special election. His election in November ended in a literal tie, so come make sure we turn out every vote we can to protect this seat!

YDM Board Meeting – Tuesday, April 5, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Democratic Party HQ, 77 Summer St., 10th Floor, Boston – Come learn about what the YDM Board of Directors is working on to support our members and find out how you can get involved by attending our Board meeting immediately after tomorrow’s phonebank for Rep. Alicea.

Greater Boston Young Democrats & Emerson College Democrats Social – Sunday, April 10, 5 – 8 p.m., Sweetwater Tavern, 3 Boylston St., Boston, MA – Come enjoy getting to know some other Young Dems, reconnect time with old friends, and enjoy some free appetizers with GBYD! Speakers to be announced. RSVP on Facebook!

Worcester County Young Democrats April Membership Meeting – Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 – 9 p.m., location TBD – Come join the Worcester County Young Dems for our monthly meeting. All are welcome to attend. This will be an exciting meeting as it marks the one year anniversary of chartering the Worcester County Young Democrats Chapter! This is an opportunity for us to our Charter and make changes. Additionally, we will hold an e-board election. RSVP on Facebook!

YDM 2011 Convention – Saturday, April 30, 8:30 a.m., Hilles Center at Harvard University, 59 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA – Join fellow YDMers for informative workshops, professional networking, engaging speakers, and the election of next year’s officers our annual convention! We’re trilled to have a lineup of impressive speakers and workshop presenters for you who can draw on their own experiences winning elections in Massachusetts. Purchase your tickets on ActBlue or RSVP on Facebook to pay at the door.

I hope I see you at some of these great events!


PS: Can’t make tomorrow’s phonebank? Email WCYD Chair and Alicea Campaign Manager Ashley Coulombe to find out how else you can get involved.

PPS: Thank you! Many of you applied to be a Youth-Addon Delegate at the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Convention; the response was great and we can’t wait to see so many of you at the convention. And many, many of you offered very valuable input through the YDM Membership Survey, which was essential for putting together a program for YDM’s Convention that will meet your needs and interests. Make sure that you don’t miss this great networking and training opportunity by reserving your seat today at https://secure.actblue.com/page/ydm2011

Kevin B. Gilnack
Communications Director
Young Democrats of Massachusetts