Latest News from the YDMA

Dr. Robbie Goldstein Speaks on BLM & Covid-19 With Young Democrats

  As the September primary – and the 20 day registration deadline – approaches, Dr. Robbie Goldstein reached out to the Young Democrats of Massachusetts and the Black Caucus to connect with young voters in Massachusetts’s 8th Congressional District on issues that matter to them. Prior to the event, Dr. Goldstein answered an extensive questionnaire…
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YDMA Convention Speech from New YDMA President Lezlie Braxton Campbell

Good Afternoon, My fellow Young Democrats,  Before we begin, I would like to make some acknowledgements. Firstly, I want to thank all of you for attending our convention this weekend, without you our work and mission would not be possible.  I want to uplift and recognize my predecessor Rebecca Pinn for all of her work…
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YDMA Black Caucus Calls on Electeds at All Levels to Take Action against Brutality and Racial Injustice

Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbry. Tony McDade. We, the YDMA Black Caucus, are responding to the crisis of police brutality, while bearing the brunt of the Coronavirus pandemic, as we are dreading the crisis of climate change, and we need our leaders to rise to this moment. Silence is unacceptable. Tweets are not enough.…
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YDMA Statement on Signature Requirements & Ballot Access

Over the past few years, we have seen the attacks on democracy grow across the country. As young Democrats and young advocates of democracy itself, we believe that it would be an embarrassment to see such attacks extend to Massachusetts.  The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all aspects of our society, and that includes campaigning. Door-to-door…
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Represent YDMA on the Democratic State Committee!

YDMA has two allotted seats on the Democratic State Committee. The Board will be voting to elect interim State Committeeperson (one Male-Identifying, One Female-Identifying) at our March meeting. The main responsibilities? Attending DSC meetings as well as DSC Youth Services Sub-committee meetings, and Reporting at each YDMA meeting any updates or correspondences from the Democratic…
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The Best Civics Education Is Voting

The following testimony was delivered to the Joint Committee on Election Laws on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.   Chairman Finegold, Chairman Lawn, and Members of the Joint Committee on Election Laws,  My name is Sharon Solomon, and I am the Young Democrats of America National Committeeperson for the Young Democrats of Massachusetts (YDMA). YDMA would…
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🚨An Endorsement for 2020🚨……Ranked Choice Voting

YDMA is proud to endorse the Voter Choice 2020 ballot initiative campaign. With ranked choice voting, voters are freed from having to act as political strategists, fretting about whether their vote could end up wasted if they vote for their most preferred candidate. Candidates with similar backgrounds or platforms are no longer at real or…
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Two Weeks Until Election Day: YDMA Announces More 2019 Municipal Endorsements

With the election less than two weeks away, we are proud to announce our latest endorsements.   BOSTON   David Halbert — City Councilor At Large The Young Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to endorse David Halbert for Boston City Council. David is running on a platform of bringing greater transparency and accountability to local…
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YDMA Announces New Endorsements for 2019 Municipal Elections

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to endorse the following candidates for the 2019 municipal elections: Nina Liang for Quincy City Council Jimmy Pereira for Mayor of Brockton Zac Bears for Medford City Council Stephanie Martins for Everett City Council (Ward 2) Etel Haxhiaj for Worcester City Council John Trobaugh for Worcester School Committee…
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MA House Votes to Disenfranchise Young Voters across the Commonwealth

Wednesday, October 16 — This evening, the Massachusetts House voted to change the date of the 2020 state primary to September 1st, a move that will disenfranchise countless young voters across the Commonwealth, in the supplemental budget.  “We are very disappointed to hear that the MA House is planning to schedule next year’s state primary…
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