VAYD 2021 Convention

Our 2021 convention is right around the corner! Please go to vayd.org/convention for details.
Note: the on-time chartering deadline for chapters is March 26th. Registration for Convention closes on April 10th.
Thank you to our ~:*CONVENTION SPONSORS*:~ Lewis & Karen Combs
(If you would like to join our list of sponsors, please email president@vayd.org for more information)

AYD Green New Deal Forum

Join us for our Green New Deal Forum Tuesday, April 27th at 7 pm via Zoom! Details on guest speakers and more to be announced!

AYD Earth Day Trivia Night

Join AYD for our Earth Day Trivia Night!
Our Housing, Environment, & Infrastructure Caucus Chair Nicole Merlene will be hosting this virtual event full of facts about the environment from the local to the worldwide level! No need to form teams beforehand, we will assign folks upon arrival so everyone feels welcome!
There will be four rounds of trivia with seven questions each and after every round you will be put in a breakout room with your assigned team to deliberate and submit questions via a google form for said round before coming back to the main room for the following round. Prizes to be announced!
Feel free to hang around and chat after trivia to get to know your fellow Young Dems as well!

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.