Arlington Dems Moving Day

The Arlington Democrats are moving, and they need our help!

Come join us this weekend as we move ArlDems into their new headquarters, while raising funds for AYD that will help fund our campaign activities and other events for the rest of the year!  Sign up using the link below to help out on either Saturday, July 13, or Sunday, July 14, and we’ll be in touch with the details shortly.  Pizza and refreshments will be served!

https://tinyurl.com/arldems-move

AYD New Member Happy Hour

Join the Arlington Young Dems for our July New Members Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 17th featuring New Member Bingo as a way to get to know each other and the AYD board.

Our monthly happy hours are a great opportunity to meet new people, learn how to get involved, and/or just grab a drink and catch up with fellow young Dems! Everyone is welcome.

This month’s happy hour will take place June 17th at 6:30 pm at La Finca, located on 3227 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA. There is street parking available nearby and it’s just a short walk from the Clarendon Metro Station.

We hope to see you there!

AYD July Meeting

Who is the Mayor of Arlington? If you’re wondering the answer to this question, join us on July 23rd for a conversation about the Arlington County government! A surprise preview: We don’t even have a mayor!

Local politics can be confusing and often is left behind when we discuss so many issues of national importance, but ultimately real change in our communities can start right here in our County. We’ll be joined by elected officials from Arlington to talk about how the government works, how you can get involved, and why it matters that we continue to elect Democrats at all levels of government.

The meeting will be July 23rd at 7 pm in the Central Library auditorium, a short walk from the Ballston or Virginia Square metro stations. Free parking is also available!

AYD Membership BBQ

It’s summer time and we are ready to celebrate! Join us on July 13th for a celebration of…YOU!

Our annual membership appreciation BBQ will be held on July 13th beginning at 6:30 pm. We will provide food, drinks and fun! This is our favorite time of year to come together and hang out at a purely social event. The BBQ will be held at 2001 15th St N, just a short walk from the Courthouse metro.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP TODAY!

https://tinyurl.com/aydmembbq

As a reminder, this one event is for dues paying members only and we will be verifying membership status at the door.

Not a member? Become one online at www.arlingtonyoungdems.org/join

Email membership@arlingtonyoungdems.org with any questions, or to verify your membership status.

Arlington Dems & AYD Presidential Debate Watch Party

DEBATE WATCH PARTY! Join fellow Arlington Dems of all shades of blue to watch the first Democratic presidential debate! Cheer on your favorite candidate, compete in a fun debate watch game, and enjoy menu specials at Rhodeside Grill. It’s time to unite behind the #2020Dems!

Join for one or both nights of the debate, which will be televised over two nights to accommodate the large number of candidates. We’ll be in the downstairs bar, living up our chance to #DumpTrump!

AYD Primary Watch Party

Join us Tuesday, June 11th, for our AYD Primary Watch Party! We’ll be keeping track of the results for several key Arlington primaries from 7-10pm at La Finca, just a short walk from the Clarendon metro!

Remember that polls are open from 6am-7pm and you can find more information about candidates and your polling place using the following link!

https://vote.arlingtonva.us/elections/

We hope to see you all there!

AYD Handshakes & Headshots

Interested in networking with fellow young professionals AND getting a headshot from a professional photographer at an incredible discount? Then join AYD following our conversation with Dr. Scott Taylor on June 19th from 8pm-9pm for our Handshakes & Headshots networking event!

Young professionals from a wide-variety of industries, including government, healthcare, education, defense and tech, will be in attendance. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Pricing for this not-to-miss event is as follows:
AYD Dues-Paying Member Headshot – $35
Non-AYD/AYD General Member Headshot – $50

You can purchase your tickets online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aydhnh

To become a dues-paying member of AYD, visit www.arlingtonyoungdems.org/join

AYD Civity: Train the Leaders Workshop

Do you want to learn how to strengthen diverse community/partner relationships and improve interactions with voters when door-knocking and phone banking? Then join the Arlington Young Democrats for a Civity: Train the Leaders Workshop on Saturday, June 22nd from 1-3pm at Vista on Courthouse!

Civity trains community leaders to strategically transform their communities to understand and celebrate differences across race, class, culture, and politics. The training agenda includes:

-The Art of Conversation: Being Intentional
-Civity: Why, What, and How Is It Possible?
-How to Incorporate Civity in Northern Virginia
-Relational vs. Transactional Approaches to Voters
-Putting Difference on the Table
-Creating the Space for Connection

To sign up for the Civity: Train the Leaders Workshop, purchase a ticket here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/civity

Contact community@arlingtonyoungdems.org with questions or to request a financial waiver form!

AYD Pride Month Happy Hour

oin the Arlington Young Dems for our June Happy Hour! We will be meeting at a NEW location this month, Freddie’s over in Crystal City as we celebrate Pride Month!

Our monthly happy hours are a great opportunity to meet new people, learn how to get involved, and/or just grab a drink and catch up with fellow young Dems! Everyone is welcome.

This month’s happy hour will take place on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 pm at Freddie’s Beach Bar, located on 555 23rd St S, Arlington, VA. There is street parking available nearby and it’s just a short walk from the Crystal City Metro Station.

Questions? Email our Membership Director, Maureen Coffey, at membership@arlingtonyoungdems.org.