Ok - I'm going to make this really simple. I could say a lot of things about this week and 45's action - but I think Motormouth Maybelle said it best: "better brace yourselves for a whole lotta ugly comin' at you from a never-ending parade of stupid"

Dear friends,

Thank you for all the positive feedback on the inaugural edition. If you know someone else that should receive this update, please send their email to me.

Please find attached VAYD’s analysis of the Virginia and national youth vote in the 2016 election. As in 2008 and 2012, young people once again were critical to delivering Virginia for Democrats. The youth Democratic performance in Virginia was 63% compared to 55% nationwide.

Dear friends,

Wow! I never realized that I’d love serving as VAYD president as much as I have over the past two weeks.

Together, we’ve fought back and killed the Republicans’ plan to strip 24 million Americans of their health insurance. Members of Congress didn’t do that – we did that. Thank you to everyone that called, emailed and tweeted at your Members of Congress. We helped flip Rep. Comstock and kept Republicans from picking up 3 other GOP votes for their terrible bill.