Archive for August, 2009

Honoring Ted Kennedy’s legacy

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Erica Williams’ CNN commentary on how Ted Kennedy was a fierce and devoted champion of many causes and issues affecting young people.

One of the issues dearest to him was “Fighting for Quality, Affordable Health Care”

Make sure your voice is heard! Call your Congressmen and Senators to let them know how you feel about health care reform. The Young Invincibles, “a new group of 18 to 34 year-olds across the country who are committed to making sure young people are heard in the debate about the future of our country,” are an organization doing just that.

In memoriam… Ted Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Senator Edward M. Kennedy passed away late last night. We’ve lost a great champion of progressive values in the Senate.

RIP Teddy

YDA Statement on Senator Kennedy’s death

The Kennedy family has also set up a website: and a Twitter feed: KennedyNews for people to get the latest information

New YDA Officers

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Congratulations to our new President, Crystal Strait, and the rest of the YDA Works slate on their election!

With an additional shout-out to Rockland County’s own Stephanie Hausner for being selected the new DNC Committeewoman from YDA!

YDA National Convention

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

The YDA National Convention in Chicago kicks off today and Young Democrats from across the country will convene to elect our leadership for the next 2 years.

Happy Birthday… Mister President…

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Please join the Westchester and Rockland Young Democrats tomorrow, August 4th, from 6-9pm for a celebration of President Obama’s 48th Birthday at the Washington Irving Boat Club in Tarrytown, NY. Please see our event page for more details. Rain Date: Tuesday August 11th