Congressional Primary – TODAY Tuesday June 12th!
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Remember to vote in today’s Congressional primary! Polls are open until 7pm.
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A message from the Moran Campaign:
Congressman Moran strongly supported the passage of the Affordable Care Act, in part because of the benefits young adults would receive with its implementation.
AFA will allow extended health care coverage until the age of 26 through one’s parents and lowers costs with free preventive care which extends good health. The law also establishes new patients’ rights and importantly, gives young adults needed security that doesn’t tie health care to a job. Reform also means that getting sick and having a pre-existing condition will no longer be factors that insurance companies can use to drop you or deny coverage. Competitive plans and insurance exchanges will make it easier to pick a plan that works for you and the entire thing is paid for – the law is expected to lower the deficit by $1.3 trillion over the next two decades.
Making Secondary Education Affordable:
Congressman Moran has worked to make sure that college is attainable by making student loans more accessible and affordable. Currently, student loan payments can be capped at 15 percent of discretionary income and existing balances after 25 years will be forgiven. Starting in 2014, borrowers will be able to cap payments at ten percent of discretionary income, with balances forgiven after 20 years.
The Congressman recently cosponsored the “Student Loan Forgiveness Act” (H.R. 4170) which would create a new “10-10 standard” for student loan forgiveness. This means if you make payments equal to ten percent of your discretionary income for ten years, your remaining federal student loan debt would be forgiven. Jim has also supported more affordable Subsidized Stafford Loan rates.
Creating and Retaining Jobs:
Congressman Moran’s dedication to maintaining a high employment rate in Northern Virginia is unparalleled. He has consistently voted for bills that will save and create jobs, and keep these jobs in the U.S.
These efforts have included supporting teachers and public servants, increasing the minimum wage, and protecting workplace rights and safety.
By re-electing Jim Moran, you are securing more affordable health care and education, and ensuring maximum job opportunities in the area. A vote for Jim Moran is a vote for young adults and the future of our local and national economy.
AYD Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 20th at 7pm
Mad Rose Tavern (Metro: Orange Line to Clarendon)
3100 Clarendon Blvd
Join us for our monthly meeting next Wednesday at Mad Rose Tavern in Clarendon. This month’s program will include happy hour & and a political action update. For more information, please contact Lauren at email@example.com.
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We’re beginning to make arrangements for AYD members to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC this September. In order to do so, we need your help! Please fill out the above survey so we can ensure that everyone will have
Go to Philadelphia with AYD! June 30-July 1
AYD will be heading to Philadelphia for the Young Democrats of America Summer Conference. It’s a great chance to meet fellow Democrats from all over the country, as we all get ready to do our part to re-elect President Obama, keep the US Sentate, and win back the House. Details about this conference are on the AYD calendar here. Registration is only $55 if you do so by June 15th, so register today! Email Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the AYD delegation.
Doorways for Women and Families was AYD’s charitable partner for this year’s Annual Charity Date Auction. Join AYD as we tour Doorways for Women and Families on June 14th. If you would like to attend the tour please email AYD Community Service Director, Nicole Davies at email@example.com. The tour will be from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. For more information about the tour please visit: http://www.doorwaysva.org/donate/events/brighterfuturestours/
Join OFA for a Day of Action this Saturday!
Help register voters at Courthouse and Rosslyn Metro stations this Saturday, June 16, from 12:00-4:00pm. RSVP & details here.
AYD Sports – Tennis with your Delegate
Monday, June 18th
Location and time TBD
Join last year’s contenders for the 49th (Stephanie Clifford and Alfonso Lopez), AYD President Lauren Hall, and others for a couple rounds of tennis. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Involved With AYD Today!
Join AYD as a member, committee volunteer, or apply to be an officer! We are especially seeking experienced and committed leaders to help run our Communications and Membership efforts. For more information, contact Lauren Hall at email@example.com
Save The Date:
June 16: Columbia Pike Blues Festival- Volunteer with AYD!
July 8: AYD Executive Board Meeting
September 3 – 7: Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina