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  • One Week Left to Apply for HSLA/CLA

    April 14, 2014

    YDA will host it’s 5th Annual High School Leadership Academy and inaugural College Leadership Academy this summer in Washington DC, and your chance to apply to be a part of these exciting events ends one week from today. Please click here to apply for the HSLA or click here to apply for the CLA before it’s too […]

  • 77

    April 08, 2014

    Today, President Obama took a big step by signing two Executive Orders to help make fair pay for women a fact. However, the GOP in Congress is hellbent on maintaining the status quo – which is a woman making 77 cents for every dollar that a man makes for doing the same job.  The pay […]

  • April 1 Heralds New Age of Bipartisanship

    April 01, 2014

    This morning, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a stunning breakthrough announced a new commitment to bipartisanship and were reportedly seen running through a field of flowers together that were planted on the National Mall. A spokesman from the newly created Front Office Of Legislative Synergy (FOOLS) […]

  • The Shriver Report: Change the Players, Change The Game. Encourage Younger Women To Run for Office

    March 31, 2014

    By President Atima Omara 20 years after the first “year of the woman” 2012 was its reprisal year, producing the largest class of new women in Congress—close to 100—the most ever. So this means the future for more women in political leadership is bright right? Not really, which also doesn’t bode well for public policies […]

  • YDA Announces Spring National Conference in Denver, CO, May 30-June 1

    March 30, 2014

    The Young Democrats of America Spring 2014 National Conference will take place in the clean, crisp air of Denver, CO, from May 30th thru June 1st. Denver is no stranger to major Democratic events, having hosted the historic 1908 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions. Additionally, Colorado is home to two of the most competitive 2014 […]

  • Closing the Internet

    March 19, 2014

    I am not joking, the Internet is about to be gutted and we need to stop to it. Boring as it sounds, this is all about the Federal Communications Commission. Recently, a federal judge told them to start regulating the Internet. Now making rules is a free-for-all between those who want an open Internet and […]

  • YDA Marks Women’s History Month

    March 04, 2014

    The Young Democrats of America marked the start of Women’s History Month by recommitting itself to the fight against income inequality. “Today, as it has been for decades, income inequality is one of America’s most pressing issues. Women still make seventy-seven cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts, and fifty-five percent of minimum […]

  • Clyburn Encourages Young Democrats to Resist Pull to the Right

    March 03, 2014

    By Christina Elmore U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn on Saturday implored a group of politically minded youth to look to the past for guidance in their efforts to counter what he described as a national shift to the right. The congressman addressed the spirited crowd of party faithful in Charleston as part of the Young Democrats […]

  • Training America’s Young Leaders: Leadership Academy Applications Are Now Open!

    February 26, 2014

    We’re proud to announce that the Young Democrats of America are now accepting applications for our 5th Annual High School Leadership Academy, and our inaugural College Leadership Academy, to be held this July in Washington, D.C. Are you looking for a great opportunity to learn more about politics, how to build a campaign, and meet […]

  • Washington Weekly Interviews President Omara & Jim Lewis

    February 21, 2014

    Washington Weekly, an online news program for millennials, interviews President Atima Omara on 2016 presidential candidates (5:00 mark) and Issue Advocacy Director, James Lewis, on President Obama’s “Year of Action” and use of Executive Orders while Congress does nothing (8:00 mark).

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