AYD Black Legacy Event

In honor of Black History Month, this meeting will feature a forum on black leadership with local community leaders. More details to come!
All appearances by 2021 candidates are not endorsements. All candidates are welcome to ask AYD to speak at events. Have questions? Email our president, Matt Royer, at president@arlingtonyoungdems.org

AYD Social Hour: Celebrating Black Excellence

In celebration of Black History Month, join AYD for a social hour dedicated to black excellence.
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This social hour will consist of a series of short videos and discussion, allowing us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the black voices that continue to change history.
In the words of President Barack Obama, “Black History Month is about the lived, shared experience of all African Americans, high and low, famous and obscure, and how those experiences have shaped and challenged and ultimately strengthened America. It’s about taking an unvarnished look at the past so we can create a better future. It’s a reminder of where we as a country have been so that we know where we need to go.”

AYD Executive Board Elections

Join us on November 24th at 7pm to elect AYD’s 2021 Executive Board! We may have taken the White House but there are still many battles to come in the year ahead and we need to keep the momentum going. The following positions will be selected at this meeting:
-President
-Vice President
-Secretary
-Treasurer
-Campaigns Director
-Membership Director
-Diversity and Inclusion Director
-Political Director
-Community Service Director
-Party Representative
If you would like to apply for any of these positions, please submit a candidate statement by ‪Friday, November 20th at 11:59 PM ‬by emailing AYD President Dan Matthews at president@arlingtonyoungdems.org.

Pre-AYD Election Social Hour

It’s almost time for AYD Executive Board Elections! Join us November 18th at 7pm via Zoom to meet with the current AYD E-Board and learn about all the elected and appointed positions. In addition, find out who’s considering running for the 2020 E-Board and officially register/re-register for AYD so you can vote in our election on November 24th!
If you have any questions, email AYD President Dan Matthews at president@arlingtonyoungdems.org.

AYD Halloween Phone Bank for Elaine Luria

Join AYD this Halloween as we make calls for Elaine Luria in Virginia’s 2nd district. Congresswoman Luria had one of the closest races in the House in 2018, and she needs our help now getting out the vote in her district for 2020!
Join us as we make calls and wear your best Halloween costume if you’re so inclined! Zoom festivities to follow after our volunteer efforts.

AYD Phone Bank for Cameron Webb

FiveThirtyEight rates Virginia’s fifth district as one of the five most competitive House races this year. AYD will be making calls to ensure we elect Democrat Cameron Webb, a practicing physician, to Congress during the Covid pandemic.
There will be a short training at 7 pm followed by about an hour of phone calls. All you need is a computer, a phone, and a can-do attitude. Hope to see you there!

AYD Pre-Election General Body Meeting

We will be holding a general body meeting on October 21st, 2020. With just two weeks left until November 3rd, 2020, we’ll discuss the final push of GOTV efforts before Election Day and the upcoming AYD elections later in November as well. We hope to see you there!
If you have any issues or concerns, please reach out to AYD President Dan Matthews at president@arlingtonyoungdems.org.