FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5th, 2021
Media Contact: Cole Gibson
Acting Director of Communications
Executive Director, MCP
YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF MASSACHUSETTS LAUNCH INAUGURAL MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES PROGRAM
Program seeks to aid burgeoning campaigns find the support they need to win their elections.
BOSTON, Ma. — Today, the Young Democrats of Massachusetts will launch their Municipal Candidate Program, which aims to assist first time candidates find the training and tools they need to run a successful campaign. The program will be led by YDMA member Nick Alto.
YDMA recognizes the extremely difficult circumstances that come with running for office for the first time in any state. Selected applicants will be provided with in-depth training, and will be given access to a network of campaign professionals that can guide them and their campaign to victory.
“I’m happy to work with YDMA and directly with candidates to ensure we bring much needed, younger representation in local government. We believe there are many rising stars in the Commonwealth who just need time and resources devoted to their campaigns to help them succeed,” Nick Alto, YDMA Treasurer and Executive Director of the Municipal Candidate Program said.
YDMA hopes that the Municipal Candidate Program will allow more young Democrats with progressive values to challenge establishment incumbents who have allowed the status quo to dominate Massachusetts for too long, stifling much needed progress focused on aiding Massachusettsans across the commonwealth.
“I believe it is important to have representation in government, and as young Democrats we should be building the bench for young Democrats across the state. This is especially true in communities that tend to be forgotten about at the municipal level, which causes a lack of diversity in representation,” Lezlie Campbell, YDMA President, said.
The program’s application window will remain open from February 2nd until February 26th, after which an intensive review and interview process will commence. Finalists will be announced in March.
The Young Democrats of Massachusetts is the Massachusetts chapter of the Young Democrats of America. YDMA’s mission is to provide an inclusive space for politically active youth to share ideas and work toward a more progressive Commonwealth. You can learn more about YDMA at ydma.org.