Dear friends,

Whooah! What a week – a month – six months. I really can’t believe 45 has been in office for six months. He’s done a ton of damage but his legislative achievements are mostly nil. The resistance is working, we just need to keep it up.

Here at VAYD, we are organizing and raising the needed resources to fight back. Thank you to everyone who came out for our house party with DNC Chairman Tom Perez! It was a great event and will allow us to make major investments in electing Democrats this November.


Dear friends,

Wow! What a summit – thank you to everyone who made it and those who helped make it possible, especially our New Colossus sponsor: The Woman's National Democratic Club!


Friends,

Even with 45 abroad, the endless drip of insanity continues – I mean, did you see that joke of a budget he put forward? Thankfully, Virginians have an opportunity to strike back against 45 on November 7th.

To do that, we need to be organized and prepared. This starts at the DPVA JJ Dinner, followed by VAYD’s JJ After Dark!


Friends,

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.