YDA Partners With Emily's List

The Young Democrats of America has announced its partnership with Emily's List, a Political Action Committee dedicated to training and supporting pro-choice, Democratic women who are seeking to serve in public office.
Atima Omara-Alwala, Vice President of the Young Democrats of America writes: "For the remainder of 2011 – 2012, Emily’s List will be hosting their signature Political Opportunity Program (POP) to train female candidates.

Join the VAYD Minority Caucus for our Young Professionals Happy Hour

The VAYD Minority Caucus, in partnership with The Young Democrats of Maryland Minority Caucus, will be hosting a Young Professionals happy hour in celebration of Congressional Black Caucus week.

The event will be held at Local 16 - located at 1602 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 on Friday, September 23rd from 5:30 - 8:30pm.
For $10, stop by and network with other activists, community leaders and elected officials in the DC Metro area.

For more information, please contact Amaka Gossett at blackcaucus@arlingtonyoungdems.org

Field Organizers needed on competitive Virginia campaign

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus is hiring a number of field organizers to work on targeted House races throughout the Commonwealth.
Preference to applicants with:

• Previous paid or unpaid field experience at the local, state or federal levels.
• Familiarity with organizing tools including VAN.
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
• Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
• Virginia ties a plus.

Applicants will need to provide their own:
• Cell phone
• Car
• Laptop

Women's Equality Day

Today is Women's Equality Day, the 91st anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. President Obama's Proclamation for Women's Equality Day 2011 stated: "Even before they gained the right to vote, America's women were leaders of movements, academics, and reformers, and had even served in the Congress. Legions of brave women wrote and lectured for change. They let their feet speak when their voices alone were not enough, protesting and marching for their fundamental right to vote in the face of heckling, jail, and abuse.

Virginia Young Democrats Stand in Support of Verizon Workers

In a unanimous vote last night, the Executive Committee of the Virginia Young Democrats voiced their support for the many middle-class families in Virginia taking part in striking against Verizon communications. Verizon is demanding $1 billion in concessions from workers despite posting a profit of over $6 billion in the past year.

Perspectives in Education

This past week I went on a trip to Baja Mexico to build houses. I solidified my understanding that I am very lucky and blessed. I
In the area where I worked, I met kids whose families have to pay $150 for a school uniform to go to school. No uniform, no school. When you’re family members are working for .50 cents an hour, $150 is a lot. It made me think back to our public school system in the States. I didn’t have to pay for a uniform to attend, we didn’t even have uniforms and the most we paid amounted to $100 for clubs and other fees. It seems like a whole different world.

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