AYD General Body Meeting

We will be holding a general body meeting on September 1st, 2020 to hold votes on business items for the Arlington Young Democrats.

We will be voting on a proposed amendment to the AYD Constitution (to be sent out to the General Body by the AYD President on 08/11) and outstanding resolutions as recommended by the AYD Executive Board.

If you have any issues or concerns, please reach out to AYD Outreach Director Sacha Brenac at outreach@arlingtonyoungdems.org, or AYD President Dan Matthews at president@arlingtonyoungdems.org.

Register for the meeting now:

AYD “DN-C U this Weekend” Watch Party

Join Arlington Young Dems Thursday, August 20th at 8 pm for a Democratic National Convention finale watch party and happy hour via Google Meet!
From 8-9 pm we’ll relax, chat, and tell you all about the coming weekend’s campaign events and volunteer opportunities for Young Dems. Then from 9 pm – 11 pm, we’ll watch the 2020 Democratic National Convention as Vice President Joe Biden accepts the Democratic nomination.
Bring your favorite DNC-viewing beverage (like a big ole cup o’ Joe) and a friend!
If you have any questions, email our recruitment director, Dan Goldberg, at recruitment@arlingtonyoungdem.org

AYD Virtual Resolutions Committee Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting of the resolutions committee to discuss amendments to the following two resolutions.
If you have any questions, email AYD Democratic Party Representative Michael Hemminger at partyrep@arlingtonyoungdems.org.

AYD CLTF Caucus May Meeting

AYD’s Commerce, Labor, Technology, and Finance Caucus will be having its monthly meeting on May 27th at 7:00 via Google Meet! We’ll be discussing the Coronavirus’ impact on labor and the economy as a whole. Google Meet login instructions can be found below:

Meeting ID:


Virginia Young Democrats Convention

The 2020 Virginia Young Democrats Convention has been moved online and rescheduled for Saturday, May 30 at 12 pm. VAYD is conducting this convention “virtually for the first time in [their] history to ensure that we can safely conduct leadership transitions during a global pandemic.” The deadline to register for this event is May 26, 2020. In order to register and to learn more about this event, check out www.vayd.org/convention.

AYD ACE Caucus May Meeting

The ACE Caucus May meeting will take place on May 27th from 7:30 pm-8:30 pm! We will be meeting via Google Meet.

Meeting agenda:

-Discussion on areas of interest within caucus
-Updates on various issues discussed at April Meeting
-Discussion on future events/ideas for ACE Caucus

Google Meet link: meet.google.com/zpj-fnsv-xxp
Dial-in: (US) +1 650-667-3243 PIN: 161 507 437#

Hope to see you there!

Civil Rights & Liberties May Meeting

Join us for the Civil Rights and Liberties May meeting on Wednesday, May 27th from 6 pm-7 pm where we will debrief on the discussions over the redistricting constitutional amendment, discuss what actions we want to take to promote civil rights & liberties moving forward, and assign roles within the Caucus.

You can attend the meeting using this link:


or dial in at 507-591-1048‬, PIN: ‪588 440 170#.

1. Debrief on AYD redistricting resolution and other AYD resolutions
2. Discuss issues we want to prioritize
3. Discuss steps we can take to advance these issues
4. Assign roles within the Caucus

We hope to see you there!

AYD & Arlington Dems County Board Special Election Forum

Tune in for a joint AYD and Arlington Dems County Board Special Election Forum with candidates Chanda Choun, Barbara Kanninen, Takis Karantonis, and Nicole Merlene on Sunday, May 3rd at 1 pm via Facebook Live: 


If you would like to submit questions for this forum, please do so by Saturday, May 2nd at 5 pm using this google form: tinyurl.com/special-election-forum 

Information on the Arlington County Board Special Election:

“The special election to fill the seat on the Arlington County Board that is now vacant due to Erik Gutshall’s untimely death has been set by a judge for July 7. Per the Arlington Electoral Board, political parties, including the Arlington Democrats, must nominate their candidates for the special election by May 8.

To meet this aggressive timeline, Arlington Democrats will select the Democratic nominee through a vote by the members of its Steering Committee and County Committee, which consist of elected party officials (including Precinct Captains), appointed party officials (including Precinct Leaders and Arlington Young Democrats officers), and Democratic elected officials who reside in Arlington. The vote will be conducted in accordance with this call to caucus and these caucus rules. The vote will be concluded by May 6, and the results will be publicly announced shortly thereafter. Individuals interested in becoming a candidate in the caucus must file this declaration form by May 2.”

For more information, check out the Arlington Dems website: https://arlingtondemocrats.org/vote/special-election/ 

Questions, comments, concerns? Email our president, Dan Matthews, at president@arlingtonyoungdems.org  

AYD Virtual Town Hall: Criminal Justice and Covid-19

Join us for AYD’s virtual town hall on Tuesday May 26th at 7 pm with Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Denghani-Tafti and Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy interviewed by AYD Democratic Party Representative Mike Hemminger on criminal justice and COVID-19. You can watch this interview live and submit questions day of on our Facebook Live feed:


AYD is continuing our series of interviews and Q & A sessions with community leaders and experts to make sure you stay up to date and informed during this uncertain time. We will be broadcasting on Facebook Live at the beginning of every other week and our guests will give updates from their respective fields and answer questions from our audience members. We will also be collecting these questions ahead of time via Google Form on social media and our weekly newsletter.