YDA 2022 Spring Meeting

You can find a wide variety of important information about #YDABoi on this page, which will be updated throughout the next several weeks.
 
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The 2022 Spring Meeting of the Young Democrats of America will take place April 1st through April 3rd in Boise, Idaho.
 
At a time when people are counting out Red and rural states across the country and counting out young people at every level of politics, we are thrilled to head to Idaho to show folks just how well young gets it done. Never before has Idaho held a national Democratic event, and as usual, Young Democrats are leading the way to create change and grow institutions. So to this point, the theme for this meeting will be "A Seat at the Table: Creating, Claiming, and Making Space." 
 
The focus of the meeting will be on how to get your voice heard, how to build a coalition, and how to focus on field efforts with an emphasis on rural organizing and flipping districts from Red to blue. The Idaho Young Democrats can't wait to welcome you to Boise and show you why Red and rural states, and young people, have earned seats at the table! 
 
Please note that all Select Committees and the Standing Committees on Resolutions, Rules, and Legislation will be meeting virtually on Saturday, March 26th & Sunday, March 27th.
 
(itinerary subject to change)
 
Any technical issues (e.g., broken links) on this page can be reported to Seamus Campbell at [email protected].
 

Registration, Lodging, and Conference Facilities 

Additional lodging information will be posted in the next few weeks. 
 
International Guests (e.g., IFLRY) should contact International Affairs Chair Arne Nelson at [email protected] before beginning registration.
 

 Registration and Payment

 
 
 
Rate Information 
 
$40 - Early Bird - (Until 11:59 PM ET on 2/28/2022)
$50 - Standard - (From 3/1/2022 to 11:59 PM ET on 3/31/2022)
$60 - On-Site - (Begins after 12:00 AM ET on 4/1/2022)
 

Hotel and Lodging 

 
Lodging available at the Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown at a rate of $135* a night
(1024 W Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702).
 
Room Block is now CLOSED
 
*Breakfast and Guest Room WiFi included in the rate. Breakfast will be served at the hotel venue.
 

Conference Facilities

 
Conference programming will take place at nearby Boise High School
(1010 W Washington St, Boise, ID 83702)
 
Any questions or concerns can be sent to Meetings Director Steph Campanha Wheaton at [email protected]
 
 
 

COVID-19 Public Health Notice

 
 
All participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend the YDA 2022 Spring National Committee Meeting and Conference. Additionally, if you can currently receive a COVID-19 booster shot, you must also provide proof of inoculation.
 
 
 
   
 

 


 

Meeting Schedule, National Committee Agenda,

& Meeting Minutes

 

Schedule
 
Preliminary conference programming is scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM MT on 4/1/22. All conference programming will be completed by 12:00 PM MT on 4/3/22. 
 
​ National Committee Agenda
 
 
Any questions or concerns on the draft schedule can be sent to Meetings Director Steph Campanha Wheaton at [email protected].
 
A detailed schedule with more programming information will be forthcoming.
 

Winter National Committee Meeting Minutes

 

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

 


 

Information on Submitting Proposals

All Select Committees and the Standing Committees on Resolutions, Rules, and Legislation will meet virtually on Saturday, March 26th, 2022.
This section will be updated as proposals are submitted and approved by the various committees. 
 

Resolutions Proposals

  • Resolutions must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, March 18th, 2022, to Resousltions Chair Dyna Martinez ([email protected]) and YDA Secretary Arielle Brandy ([email protected]).

  • There was one resolution submitted to the Resolutions Committee. You can view the resolution as approved by the Resolutions Committee here.

  • Reminder: Resolutions deemed urgent and timely by the National Committee, or by being presented to the Standing Committee on Resolutions prior to the adjournment of its meeting with the signatures of the fifteen (15) members of the National Committee, shall be eligible for consideration by the National Committee regardless of the time of submission or consideration by the Standing Committee on Resolutions.

  • You can view previously adopted resolutions here.

  • You can view the YDA Platform here.

Legislation Endorsement Proposals

  • Legislation recommendations must have been submitted via Google Form by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, March 18th, 2022.

  • There were no timely submissions to the Legislation Committee.

  • Reminder: Legislation deemed urgent and timely by the National Committee, or by being presented to the Standing Committee on Legislation prior to the adjournment of its meeting with the signatures of the fifteen (15) members of the National Committee, shall be eligible for consideration by the National Committee regardless of the time of submission or consideration by the Standing Committee on Legislation.

  • You can view previously adopted legislation recommendations here.

Governing Documents Amendments

  • Amendments to the YDA  Charter, Bylaws, & Standing Rules must have been submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on Saturday, March 12th, 2022, to Rules Chair Matthew Kochevar ([email protected]) and YDA Secretary Arielle Brandy ([email protected]).

  • You can view the proposed amendments to YDA Charter, Bylaws, & Standing Rules here

  • You can view the current version of the Charter, Bylaws, & Standing Rules here.

 

Proxies and Remote Participation

As a reminder, if you cannot attend this meeting, you can either fill out the proxy form or sign up to participate remotely in the participate. 
 
FOR NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS ONLY
 
Proxies
 
 
Proxies are due one hour before the start of the credentials meeting on Saturday, April 2nd; it is recommended that you submit your proxy by 12:00 PM MT on the 2nd to ensure the committee considers your proxy. Only voting members of the National Committee are eligible to submit Proxy Vote Forms.
 
Remote Participation Registration*
 
 
All members of the National Committee may participate virtually during the National Committee meeting on Saturday, April 2nd, and Sunday, April 3rd. 
 
Registration must be completed one hour before the start of the credentials meeting on Saturday, April 2nd; it is recommended that you complete your registration by 12:00 PM MT on the 2nd to ensure the committee can confirm your registration.

The email address you register with must be the address on file with YDA Secretary Arielle Brandy.

 
 
 
 
Feel free to reach out to YDA Secretary Arielle Brandy ([email protected]) and Credentials Committee Scott Urbanowski ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns. 
 
 
 

 

DNC Representatives Elections

 

​Candidates must file their paperwork electronically or in-person with YDA Secretary Arielle Brandy ([email protected]) by 10:00 AM Mountain Time on Friday, April 1st, 2022, to be eligible candidates.

 

DNC Representatives Election Procedures 

 
 

Candidate Declaration Form

 
 

Financial Disclosure Form

 

Click here to view

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Notice on Masking

 
Mask wearing will be mandated in all of the YDABoi meeting spaces and off-site indoor events. Masks must be worn properly and cover attendees' noses and mouths. Masks do not need to be worn while an individual is actively eating, drinking, holding the floor, or presenting. Additionally, masks are not required to be worn outside official YDABoi events. 
 
Anyone in violation of the rule will be asked to comply. Two or more violations of the mask rule may result in removal from the event at the discretion of the YDA Officers or YDA Meetings Team. Anyone in violation of the rule will be asked to comply. Multiple violations of the mask rule may result in removal from the event. No refund on registration costs or other costs incurred by an individual removed shall be given for violating the mask rule.
 
*COVID-19 Public Health Protocols are subject to revision.