YDA Summer Virtual Meetings


The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is excited to announce a series of virtual meetings on the weekend of August 8th and 9th.


YDA will be facilitating virtual committees, constituency caucuses, and region meetings on August 8th followed by a virtual National Committee meeting on August 9th to help ensure that critical business of the organization is completed before the Democratic National Convention and the November Elections.




Meeting Registration Form



Donation to Support Ongoing Technology Costs



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Registrants will receive more detailed information on the meetings schedule, how to access our videoconferencing software, and constituency caucus/region programming by Friday, August 7th. 


*Please register by 5:00 PM EDT on Friday August 7th to ensure you have access to the virtual meeting.  YDA cannot promise anyone who registers after this deadline that they will receive access to the virtual meeting portal before programming begins on Saturday, August 8th.  


We're asking everyone who plans on attending our virtual meeting to consider making at least a $10 contribution to YDA.

Your contribution to YDA will help offset ongoing costs related to the technology that is required for the organization to facilitate these meetings.






Meeting Business 



Meetings Schedule


Draft National Committee Meeting Agenda 


Birmingham National Committee Meeting Minutes


Current Version of the Charter, Bylaws, & Standing Rules


Draft Meeting Schedule


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  Click here to view the minutes   Click here to view


Any questions or concerns on the schedule can be sent to Meetings Director Steph Campanha Wheaton at [email protected].




Any questions or concerns on the agenda can be sent to [email protected].




Any questions or concerns on the minutes can be sent to [email protected].




Current Version of the YDA Charter, Bylaws, and Standing Rules as of June 28th, 2020.





Resolutions Commitee Report & Other Resolutions Commitee Materials 


Proposed Legislation Recommendations


 Rules Commitee Report 

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Questions about resolution proposals can be sent to  Resolution Committee Chair Gabi Medina at [email protected].




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Questions about legislation recommendations proposals can be sent to Committee Chair Samantha Bauman at   [email protected]




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Questions about amendments to the YDA Charter, Bylaws, & Standing Rules can be submitted to Rules Committee Chair Matthew Kochevar at [email protected].


As a reminder, if you are unable to attend this meeting, be sure to fill out the Proxy Form.



Resolutions must have been submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on July 24th, 2020.



Legislation recommendations must have been submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on July 24th, 2020.



Amendments must have been submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on July 17th, 2020.

Proxies are due one hour before the start of the credentials meeting on Saturday, August 8th; it is recommended that you submit your proxy by 12:00 PM EDT on the 8th to ensure your proxy is considered by the committee. The Proxy Form is available here. Only voting members of the National Committee are eligible to submit Proxy Vote Forms



Procedures and Documents for the Democratic National Committee Representative Elections

Any questions or concerns on the proposed amended election procedures and documents should be sent to [email protected] and [email protected].



Democratic National Committee Representative Election Examples

View this document for some example scenarios of how voting will work for the Democratic National Committee Representative Elections



YDA 101: Organizational Outline and Guidebook


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YDA: Organizational Outline and Guidebook is to concisely explain the overall structure of the Young Democrats of America in a manner that is far more accessible and digestible for our members and the general public. If this is your first  YDA meeting please consider reviewing the Organizational Outline and Guidebook as it may help you better understand the structure of our National Meetings.