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  • YDA Statement on Violence and Police State in Ferguson, MO

    August 14, 2014

    Atima Omara, President of the Young Democrats of America, responds to the violence and “police state” presence in the wake of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown Ferguson, MO: “I am gravely concerned about the current situation in Ferguson that has evolved in response to the Michael Brown tragedy. I am especially concerned at the […]

  • Introducing the Rising Star Series: A New Women’s Caucus Initiative

    July 30, 2014

    Introducing the Rising Stars Series: a new initiative of the Women’s Caucus of the Young Democrats of America, highlighting young female candidates nationwide “Hundreds, if not thousands, of young women will appear on ballots across the nation this November and are setting the example for future generations of female Democratic leaders” – YDA Women’s Caucus […]

  • YDA International Affairs Director Attends Study Session in Hungary

    July 18, 2014

    This post appears courtesy of Jillian Cardillo, International Affairs Liasion, Young Democrats of America. As many of you know, YDA is part of an international organization known as the International Federation of Liberal Youth, or IFLRY for short. IFLRY hosts many events each year, ranging from General Assemblies to study sessions on a variety of […]

  • Ohio Young Democrats Meet with DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Discuss 2014 Campaign Efforts

    July 16, 2014

    O-H-I-O Young Democrats are on a roll and starting the groundwork for Democratic victories in 2014! Two weeks ago, members of the Ohio Young Democrats (OYD) executive board and the leadership teams from some of Ohio’s local young dem chapters had the honor of meeting with DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. During the 45-minute […]

  • NYSYD Responds to Homophobic Young Republican Blog Post

    July 16, 2014

    This post appears courtesy of Mike Corbett, president of the New York State Young Democrats. I must express my disappointment on the recent post on the New York Young Republican Club (NYYRC) blog. In the article, the author was angry that the rainbow flag, a longstanding symbol of the LGBT movement, was hanging at a […]

  • REMINDER: Pittsburgh Early Bird Registration Closes July 3rd!

    July 03, 2014

    Before finalizing your 4th of July holiday plans, please remember that July 3rd is the deadline for early bird registration for the YDA Summer National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA! Tomorrow is also the deadline to make a reservation in the YDA room block at the discounted rate of $125/night. See our page at for […]

  • Bangor Daily News Runs Letter by President Omara Critical of Sen. Collins for Backing Repeal of Traffic Safety Regulations

    June 12, 2014

    Drive safe A tragic accident killing comedian Jimmy Mack and injuring Tracy Morgan catapulted the issue of trucking safety into the headlines. About 169 people are killed in Maine each year in traffic crashes; about 10 percent involve big trucks. Now, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is looking to make the roads an even more dangerous […]

  • Sign Up for YDA Lobby Day

    June 12, 2014

    On July 9-10, 2014, the Young Democrats of America will be hosting our first national Lobby Day in more than a decade. The young, progressive leaders that make up YDA will converge on Capitol Hill to lobby on issues important to young people including the economy, jobs, net neutrality, LGBTQ equality, pay equity and many […]

  • Remembering Two Great Democratic Women

    June 03, 2014

    In recent days, the America and the Democratic Party lost two crusaders for women and a better America: former DNC Women’s Caucus Chair, Mame Reilly, and Annie’s List Executive Director, Grace Garcia. President Atima Omara (VA) and Women’s Caucus Chair, Constantina Meis (NJ) offered these remembrances. “I’m saddened to learn of the passing my good […]

  • Young Progressive Leaders Top “40 Under 40” List

    May 21, 2014

    Democratic Leaders’ Work Shows Importance of Continued Youth Leadership in Politics Moving into 2014 Mid-Term Elections Washington, DC – May 21, 2014 – News Release – Each day this week, the Washington Post has released the names of honorees on its “40 under 40” list, which highlights nine young Democratic state legislators. The Democratic Legislative […]

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