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Remembering Ryland Lundy

Today, young Democrats across our nation lost a friend and compatriot. Ryland Lundy, the National Committeeman of the Kansas Young Democrats, passed away early this morning.

On behalf of the Young Democrats of America, our thoughts and prayers go out to Ryland's family and his closest friends. Ryland was a kind and welcoming man who greeted friends, both new and old, with a genuine smile and warm personality. He had an exuberance for life that will not be forgotten, and a passion for making change that inspires us all. Ryland will be greatly missed.

Sign on to the Progressive Agenda

Jun 11, 2015 | | | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I had the honor to stand in front of the Capitol with top progressive leaders from around the country to launch The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.

The Young Democrats of America was one of the inaugural signers, along with NYC Mayor De Blasio, Members of Congress, union leaders like USW President Leo Gerard, actors, think tank executives and everyday Americans. We all believe it’s time for the government to work for the American people and not just the super rich and well-connected.

Statement: Remembering Beau Biden

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Biden family for the untimely passing of Joseph 'Beau' Biden III," said Atima Omara, President of the Young Democrats of America. "Beau was a man dedicated to serving his country. He honorably served our nation in the Iraq War and made his mark as a fighter for the rights of abused children as Attorney General of Delaware. Cancer has not only tragically taken a man at the prime of his career, but a father, a son, and a brother. We in the Young Democrats of America send our deepest condolences to the Biden family.


May 04, 2015 | | | 0 Comments

50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

March 17th, 2015

Washington, D.C. - On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Atima Omara, president of the Young Democrats of America released this statement:

“Fifty years ago today, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was introduced in to Congress. Its passage protected the sacred right to vote for all Americans and has become the cornerstone of our democracy.

Happy 4713

Feb 20, 2015 | byee | | 0 Comments

In the Year of the Ram, Young Democrats across the country wish you good health, fortune and prosperity. The Ram is a great year and those born under its sign are known to be are wise, gentle and compassionate. But also tough and firm in their opinions. As Democrats, these are qualities we particularly value - be it compassion for those in our communities or the strength to stand by our ideals.

State of the Organization Address

As president of the Young Democrats of America, I am proud to present our first ever State of the Organization address. Following President Obama’s State of the Union address two weeks ago, we must also take time to reflect on the accomplishments and strides we’ve made as young Democrats and as an organization.



Young Democrats of America Celebrates Black History Month

Atima Omara, President

FEBRUARY 2, 2015

First African American president of Young Democrats of America addresses the nation in celebration of Black History Month

WASHINGTON, DC - In honor of Black History Month, Atima Omara, president of the Young Democrats of America released this statement:

“This month, the Young Democrats of America and our nation celebrates Black History Month.

Diversity has always been our nation’s greatest strength and we remember the many important contributions African Americans have made to our great nation.

On the 42nd anniverary of Roe v. Wade

Jan 29, 2015 | aomara | | 0 Comments

January 22, 2015 marked the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to legally choose an abortion. I wrote an op-ed for The Hill reflecting on how 42 years later access to reproductive health care has been restricted more and more especially with a newly GOP controlled US Senate.


Roe at 42: Stripping Away Its Promise

By Atima Omara, President, Young Democrats of America

On President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration Reform

Dec 23, 2014 | aomara | | 0 Comments

After the President Obama issued an executive order would prevent the deportation of at least 5 million immigrations who have been in the United States for at least five years and protect those immigrants brought here when they were small children. I wrote an op-ed for the Huffington Post

I want to re-share this article to shed some humanity on the immigration story, as the daughter of immigrants myself, and also encourage people who care about this issue to reach out to their Members of Congress to finally take action.