MLK Assassination Anniversary

A blog post by Tristan Breaux.  We have to look within ourselves and accept that we will not always agree, but we must always unite. In the 1960's, Congressmen Hoyer and Clyburn made a decision that in the aftermath of losing Dr. King, they had more in common that united them than that which divided them. As a political engagement organization, we need your voice. We need your energy. We need your fight. We need your involvement. We will not defer this dream any longer, our future depends on it and our moment is now

 

Having to Choose Between Your Job and A Loved One

A blog post by Becky Beaver. It’s no secret that starting a family is very expensive. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 21% of children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. As people embark on the decision to start a family, they must consider many financial factors long before a baby is due. When most people think of the costs of raising a child, they think: diapers, formula, medical expenses, and clothing, and clothing just to name a few. Whether a woman is recovering from childbirth or bonding with an adopted child, most parents want to take time to adjust to life with a newborn and be able to provide the adequate care babies need in their earliest stages.

 

Young Democratic Groups Come Together to Make Their Voices Heard at March for Our Lives Rallies Across the Country

Yesterday, members from High School Democrats of America, College Democrats of America, and Young Democrats of America joined forces to rally alongside Parkland survivors, elected officials, and their local communities to advocate for common sense gun reform.  College Democrats of America President Joseline Mata, High School Democrats of America Chair Jeremy Ornstein, and Young Democrats of America President Louis Elrod issued a statement.

 

My Pre-existing Condition

A blog post by Jillian Cardillo - I was 18 when I was diagnosed with my first "pre-existing" condition. After years of appointments, blood tests, and no one being able to figure out what was wrong with me, an ultrasound and a good endocrinologist gave me the diagnosis: an endocrine disorder that put me at high risk for diabetes and all the complications that come along with it.

 

The GOP's Secret Bill

Today the GOP introduced an Obamacare replacement bill created in secrecy that may drastically change your life -- and the lives of young people across the country. It's not just that they developed a bill in secret with corporate interests in mind and not the American people: now the Republicans don't even want have have fair, open and thorough hearings for it.

Demand that Congress listen to how this bill may impact Americans' lives. Only Republican House members, many of  whom have refused to meet with constituents, saw the bill before today.

 

Young Democrats of America: Senate Democrats Must Prevent Stolen SCOTUS Pick from Denying Women’s Rights

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) tonight condemned illegitimate minority President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court and encouraged Senate Democrats to use every tool at their disposal to prevent his appointment to the court.

 

First 100 Days - Keeping Score

Like you, I am already counting down the days until President Trump’s time in the White House comes to an end. 1,460 days is a very long time. In order to hold the President accountable, we will need to find a way to stay engaged and ensure our voices are heard.

The first 100 days of every presidency sets the pace. It’s a time when public support is (usually) strong, and citizens give their new president the benefit of the doubt. 

With President Trump, the first 100 days is the time when the most damage can happen.

 

Repealing Obamacare While You Sleep

While you slept last night, Senate Republicans took the first major vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 

The Republican-led Senate started paving the way to repeal ACA by employing procedural tactics. Key components of ACA are under attack with this repeal tactic including Medicaid expansion, subsidies for premiums, and contraception coverage.