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  • YDA Signs Letter to Congress to End Pentagon Slush Fund

    May 20, 2014

    Dear Member of Congress – We are writing you today as organizations with a wide variety of priorities to express our shared disappointment at the continued use of the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account as a way to circumvent the very spending limitations Congress itself imposed on Pentagon spending. Since 2002, the Pentagon has separated […]

  • The Hill Publishes Net Neutrality OpEd by Benjamin Yee

    May 17, 2014

    Profits trump communication in FCC’s new rule By Benjamin Yee The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially unveiled its proposed “open Internet” rules. Few are shocked because the Commission has spent the last few weeks in a public relations battle to manage public anger at their undermining of Internet access. Two months the ago, the […]

  • Atima Omara Joins Capital Insider’s The Week That Was

    May 12, 2014

    President Atima Omara takes on Republican strategist, Jack Burkman, on Capital Insider‘s The Week That Was (WJLA-DC.) The topics include Republican fundraising on Benghazi tragedy, Republicans attacking each other, Keystone XL pipeline and the Lewinsky’s tell-all essay.

  • YDA Endorses House Joint Resolution (HJR) 68

    May 05, 2014

    This afternoon, the Young Democrats of America joined the national and bipartisan lobbying effort to create a Presidential Youth Council. To do our part, we emailed the following letter to the legislative directors and/or chiefs of staff for the Democratic Members of the House of Representatives. Feel free to copy the letter, add your name […]

  • Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 01, 2014

    By: Tyler Dos Santos-Tam Every May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, a time to commemorate the achievements and contributions of AAPIs in the United States. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been an integral part in fighting for justice, civil rights, and equal opportunity – values which we as Young Democrats […]

  • Women in Politics Interviews President Atima Omara

    April 28, 2014

    Women in Politics Radio host, Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen, interviews President Atima Omara on politics, leadership and why young women voters will help decide the 2014 election! New Politics Internet Radio with Women in Politics Radio on BlogTalkRadio  

  • Happy Earth Day!

    April 22, 2014

    Today, young Democrats across the country join millions of other Americans, both Democrat and Republican, in support of the environmental protection and reform necessary to preserve our planet for future generations. Earth Day began almost 45 years ago when Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, organized a teach-in on college campuses nationwide – a […]

  • 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) […]

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