YDA Winter Meeting

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The 2022 Winter Meeting of the Young Democrats of America will take place December 9th through December 11th in Buffalo, New York.
 
Our programming will focus on how the Labor Movement built this nation and keeps it running. Since World War II, unions have moved beyond their traditional roles of collective bargaining and representation to a more community-oriented mission of improving the quality of local jobs and the communities they live in. As the home to more than 200 labor unions including the newly formed Starbucks Workers United, Buffalo is a labor town. Since 2003, Buffalo’s union density and representation has ranked in the top 15 in the United States. It's time for us to honor, celebrate, collaborate and learn from those in the movement before us, those in the movement with us while training those who we will pass the baton to next.
 
Please note that all regularly scheduled Select Committees and the Standing Committees on Resolutions and Legislation will be meeting virtually on Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th. The Rules Committee will meet virtually on November 15th, 16th, 21st, and 22nd to consider the omnibus governing documents rewrite proposal from the YDA Ad-Hoc Committee on Governing Document Modernization.
 
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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

 
 
 

Hotel and Lodging 

 
 
 
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Rate Information 

$40​ - Early Bird - (Until 11:59 PM ET on 11/11/2022)
$50 - Standard - (From11/12/2022 to 11:59 PM ET on 12/8/2022)
$60 - On-Site - (Begins after 12:00 AM ET on 12/9/2022)
 
Lodging is available at the Embassy Suites Buffalo at a rate of $179* a night
(200 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202).
 
Embassy Suites is a chain of all-suite hotels. All guest rooms of this chain have a separate living area ((with a pullout couch) as well as a separate sleeping area. Additionally, all rooms within the YDA block of rooms are rooms with double beds. 
 
Each Embassy Suites includes a free made-to-order omelets station with a complimentary breakfast buffet and a complimentary happy hour open bar with snacks.
     

Financial Accessibility and Hardship Waiver Application

 
 

Conference Facilities

 

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Conference programming will take place at the Embassy Suites Buffalo
(200 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202).
 
If you have any questions or concerns can be sent to, please email YDA Executive Vice President  Terri Champman ([email protected]) and YDA Vice President  Nnedi Stephens ([email protected]). 
 
 
Any questions or concerns can be sent to
Meetings Director Steph Campanha Wheaton at [email protected]

 


 

Meeting Schedule, National Committee Agenda,

& Meeting Minutes

 

Schedule
 

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Preliminary conference programming is scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM ET on 12/9/22. All conference programming will be completed by 2:00 PM ET on 12/11/22. 
 

​ National Committee Agenda

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

A detailed schedule with more programming information will be forthcoming.

 

Spring National Committee Meeting Minutes

 

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

 


 

Information on Proxies and Submitting Proposals

All Select Committees and the Standing Committees on Resolutions, Rules, and Legislation will meet virtually on Saturday, Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th. The Rules Committee will meet virtually on November 15th, 16th, 21st, and 22nd to consider the omnibus governing documents rewrite proposal from the YDA Ad-Hoc Committee on Governing Document Modernization. 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 Saturday, November 26, 2022, to Resousltions Chair Dyna Martinez ([email protected]) and YDA Secretary Arielle Brandy ([email protected]).

 

Reminder: Resolutions deemed urgent and timely by the National Committee or by being presented to the Standing Committee on Resolutions before 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 Saturday, November 26, 2022.

Reminder: Legislation deemed urgent and timely by the National Committee or by being presented to the Standing Committee on Legislation before 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

The Rules Committee will meet virtually on November 15th, 16th, 21st, and 22nd beginning at 8:00 PM ET to consider the omnibus governing documents rewrite proposal from the YDA Ad-Hoc Committee on Governing Document Modernization. All members can attend and observe the meeting via Zoom here
 
You can view the proposal from the YDA Ad-Hoc Committee on Governing Document Modernization here
 
You can view the current version of the Charter, Bylaws, & Standing Rules here.
 
 

Proxies 

(FOR NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS ONLY)
As a reminder, if you cannot attend this meeting, you can either fill out the proxy form.
 
 
Proxies are due one hour before the start of the credentials meeting on Saturday, December 10th; it is recommended that you submit your proxy by 12:00 PM ET on the 11th to ensure the committee considers your proxy. Only voting members of the National Committee are eligible to submit Proxy Vote Forms.
 
Feel free to contact YDA Secretary Arielle Brandy ([email protected]) and Credentials Committee Scott Urbanowski ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns. 
 

 


 

Third Vice President Special Election

 

​Candidates must file their paperwork electronically or in person with YDA Secretary Arielle Brandy ([email protected]) by 10:00 AM Eastern Time on Friday, December 9th, 2022, to be eligible candidates.
 

Third Vice President Special Election
Procedures 

 
 

Candidate Declaration Form

 

 

Financial Disclosure Form

 

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