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  Yint · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 4:48 PM

Don't miss the Arlington County Fair!

& some events before the campaign seasonJohn -  August is slipping away like a moment in time, bringing us closer and closer to the fall campaign season. Before summer leaves us, we have a few events coming up for the rest of the month.   Don't miss out on one of the largest free events on the …
  Yint · [email protected]
July 26, 2022 at 9:36 PM

AYD Special Election & Resolutions Meeting Tonight!

And an AYD outing to Nats v. Mets!John -  We hope you were all able to beat the heat this weekend! A huge thank you to everyone who came out and helped organize the Interfaith Eid Celebration last Wednesday and to everyone who joined us and all of our volunteers for our annual AYD Membership BBQ th…
  Yint · [email protected]
July 20, 2022 at 6:31 PM

Don't miss AYD's Membership BBQ this Saturday!

And we hope to see you tonight at ArlDems Eid CelebrationJohn -  As a scorching heatwave barrel towards the DMV region, this is your reminder to drink water, and keep yourself hydrated.   The Arlington County Democrats are hosting the 5th Annual Interfaith Eid Celebration tonight at 6:30pm at Lubbe…
  Yint · [email protected]
July 12, 2022 at 4:32 PM

Glenn Youngkin's plan to run for president, ban abortion while 300 state employees resign

Upcoming events in July including our membership BBQ John -   Glenn Youngkin barely just got to the governor's mansion in Richmond, and now he's already planning to run for president in 2024. Yes, you read that right, John. Glenn's gearing up to run for president. And in the meantime, he's running …
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
June 27, 2022 at 10:15 PM

Join us for our Pride Month Happy Hour tonight at Freddie's!

Update on primary election, our statement regarding Roe, and upcoming events John -   Last Tuesday, we saw incumbent Congressman Don Beyer win his primary for Virginia's 8th Congressional District against primary opponent Victoria Virasingh. We congratulate and look forward to working with Congress…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 3:58 PM

It's Primary Election Day, Virginia!

Go vote, come to our Primary Watch Party, then help us celebrate Juneteenth and Pride this weekend! John -   It's Primary Election Day, Virginia! If you have not already voted, polls are open until 7pm! You can find your voter info here.   Make sure to join us tonight for our Primary Watch Party at…
  Yint · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 6:04 PM

Summer in full swing

Happy hour tonight at 6pm! John -   It was great to see so many faces at Pride this past weekend. We hope you had a blast, we sure did.  Don’t miss our Veterans & Foreign Affairs Caucus Happy Hour starting at 6pm tonight over at Rebellion on the Pike.  Reminder that the last day to vote early i…
  Yint · [email protected]
June 9, 2022 at 10:25 PM

A weekend of events!

March For Our Lives + DC Pride John -   On Saturday, June 11th, March For Our Lives is holding a nationwide protest to call on our elected officials to address the gun violence plaguing our country. AYD will be joining the march, if you'd like to participate - we're meeting up at 11am on the steps …
  Yint · [email protected]
May 31, 2022 at 5:43 PM

Happening Tonight: AAPI Heritage Month Happy Hour!

Ending May on a high note John -   As temperatures rise and spring turns to summer in our swamp, we’re thrilled to host our May happy hour tonight honoring AAPI Heritage Month! We’re doubly excited to co-host this event with the Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia (DAAV) and the Arlington Democr…
  Yint · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 5:26 PM

Uvalde, Texas

AYD grieves with America John -  It is with profound sadness and deep resignation that I write to you today.    Another community has gone through what is a uniquely American horror. This kind of tragedy has happened far too many times in our country, and without meaningful action to address the gu…
  Yint · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 8:04 PM

AYD Candidate Forum Tonight

How to help Buffalo Attack victims John -   AYD would like to express our profound and deepest sympathies to the people and communities affected by the horrific act of racial violence that occurred in Buffalo, NY over the weekend. We stand in solidarity with Black Americans who are hurting and heal…
  Yint · [email protected]
May 11, 2022 at 12:46 AM

The Fight for Abortion Rights

May is AAPI Heritage Month! Hey John -   Justice Alito’s leaked draft opinion called the landmark 1973 decision on Roe v. Wade — which constitutionally enshrined the right to abortion — “egregiously wrong.” The draft opinion as written strikes down the right to abortion. This is nothing short of an…
  Yint · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 2:10 PM

Don’t miss out on Blue Victory After Dark!

Ticket Sales Extended! And don't miss our Future of Arlington Forum Hey John -   We're going to keep this email really short and sweet. If you haven’t bought your ticket for Blue Victory After Dark — you’re in luck! We just extended our sales. Come dance the night away, have fun in our photo booth,…
  Yint · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 1:46 PM

The happy hour to celebrate our floating rock in space

Earth Day, VAYD Convention Recap Hey John -   Coming in hot with news of an upcoming hip happy hour happening on a cool rock floating in space. Don’t miss AYD’s Earth Day Happy Hour at Spider Kelly’s this Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm! There will be trivia! We also hope to see you at our annual Blue …
  Yint · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 8:11 PM

Last chance to get Early Bird BVAD tickets!

History with KBJ Hey John -   We dream and we strive everyday for a more just and equitable society — for a more perfect union. And yesterday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history with her confirmation as the first black woman in the history of the United States to serve as an Associate Justice …
  Yint · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 4:19 PM

Are you registered for the VAYD Convention?

It’s a month full of festivities. Hey John - We’re headed to an April full of events!  Reminder to register for the Virginia Young Democrats annual convention from April 8th-10th in Alexandria, Virginia before the deadline this Friday, April 1st.  A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our Wom…
  Yint · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Happy Spring!

AYD Women’s Leadership Forum tomorrow night Hey John -  Spring has sprung! The cherry blossoms are peaking and I hope you are too.   Tonight, March 22nd at 7pm, the Arlington Young Democrats are hosting our Women’s Leadership Forum. Our panelists for the night are: Del. Briana Sewell, Virginia House…
  Yint · [email protected]
March 14, 2022 at 8:51 PM

VAYD Convention

Annual Statewide Convention happening in Alexandria Hey John -   Sliding into your inbox at the last minute to remind you of our St. Patty’s Happy Hour tonight at Ireland’s Four Courts at 7pm!  One big update we have for you is that the Virginia Young Democrats (VAYD) are having the annual conventi…
  Yint · [email protected]
March 9, 2022 at 2:50 AM

The Luck of AYD

The rainbow ends at Ireland’s Four Courts this year Hey John -  We’ll keep this short and quick. It’s time to break out the green and the Guinness.  If you want the luck of AYD to shine on you for the rest of 2022, make sure to join us at Ireland’s Four Courts on Monday, March 14th at 7pm for our m…
  Tenley · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 10:56 PM

Happy Women’s History Month!

More info on how to help Ukraine, upcoming events, and more Hey John -   Happy Women’s History Month! We hope you’ll join us for our monthly happy hour where we’ll have a toiletry drive for a local women’s shelter, as well as our Women’s Leadership Forum happening later in March.  Also, as the situ…
  Tenley · [email protected]
February 25, 2022 at 10:53 PM

AYD stands with Ukraine

Info on how you can help and reminder to join our virtual Black Excellence Panel in honor of Black History Month Hey John -   First, AYD stands with Ukraine. We echo Young Democrats of America's sentiment to call upon Congress and the Biden Administration to enact the harshest possible sanctions ag…
  Yint Hmu · [email protected]
February 15, 2022 at 4:26 PM

It’s all about Black Excellence

Check out our new caucus chairs Hey John -    Hope everyone enjoyed the lovely weather which graced us at the end of last week. The frigid temperatures have returned to remind us that it is still February.   In honor of Black History month, the Ar…
  Yint Hmu · [email protected]
February 9, 2022 at 1:32 AM

Thursday 2/10 Happy Hour!

Hope to see you at Matchbox in Pentagon City Hey John -    Hope to see you this Thursday, 2/10 at 7pm for our February For the Love of Democracy Happy Hour! We’ll be at Matchbox in Pentagon City. Love is definitely in the air, and if you’re lookin…
  Yint Hmu · [email protected]
February 2, 2022 at 2:14 AM

It’s All About Love

For the Love of Democracy, Black Excellence, in the Year of the Water Tiger Hey John -    Wishing a Happy Lunar New Year and an abundance of luck to all who celebrate for this upcoming year of the water tiger. We also mark the beginning of Black H…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
January 31, 2022 at 3:09 AM

Apply to be an AYD Caucus Chair!

Deadline is Friday, February 4th at 11:59pm Hello John,  Arlington Young Dems had a very successful first monthly meeting of 2022! We were able to lay out our platforms for each of our caucuses this year and brainstorm potential resolution and event ideas. Reminder that our issued-base…
  Yint Hmu · [email protected]
January 24, 2022 at 12:21 AM

it’s not too late to get involved

time to reorganize ayd caucuses Hey John -    The winter weather is in full force, I hope you’re staying warm amidst the frigidity. It is definitely a season to rest, recover, and prepare for the year ahead.   One big thing you should know is that…
  Yint Hmu · [email protected]
January 18, 2022 at 12:13 AM

on this MLK day

It’s never too early to start organizing for progress Hey John -    I hope this email finds you restful at the end of a long weekend and channeling your passion in proper directions.    We honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luthe…
  Yint Hmu · [email protected]
January 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Register for VAYD Virtual Lobby Day!

And congrats to the new Arlington Dems Leadership! Hey John -    Make sure you register for VAYD’s Virtual Lobby Day! Virginia’s General Assembly starts this week and this is an opportunity to make sure your voice is heard on issues that you care …
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
January 5, 2022 at 1:58 PM

Happy New Year from AYD!

Check out our upcoming events this January! Hey John -   Happy 2022 from the Arlington Young Democrats. We hope you had a safe and celebratory holiday season. Reminder that if you filed your voter paperwork for the Arlington Dems Officer Elections…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 8:20 PM

Last chance to register for the Arlington Dems 2022 Officer Elections!

Tonight at 7pm is the deadline to submit! Hi there,   The Arlington Democrats will hold their Reorganization Meeting/Officer Elections for the 2022-2024 term in-person at Lubber Run Community Center on January 5,…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
December 24, 2021 at 2:26 AM

Happy Holidays from AYD!

Check out who won our 2021 AYD Awards and our full 2022 E-Board! Hey John -   Happy Holidays from AYD! Thank you to everyone who participated in wreath laying with us this past weekend at the annual Wreaths Across America event at Arlington Na…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
December 11, 2021 at 4:26 AM

Time to vote for 2021 AYD Awards!

Make sure to also buy your ticket for our annual Holiday Brunch! Hey John -   It’s time to vote for the 2021 AYD Awards, which will be presented at the AYD Holiday Brunch on December 18th. Voting closes Sunday, December 12th at 11:59pm.   AYD 2021…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 9:59 PM

AYD 2021 Awards nomination period ends this Wednesday!

There's still time to apply for an AYD E-Board Appointed Position! Hey John -   Last chance to nominate folks for the 2021 AYD Awards! In addition to swearing in the 2022 AYD E-Board, these awards will also be presented at the AYD Holiday Brunch o…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 9:56 PM

Time for AYD 2021 Awards Nominations!

Also, consider applying for an AYD E-Board Appointed Position! Hey John -   The results are in and we now have the elected portion of our 2022 AYD Executive Board!  President - Tenley O’Hara Vice President - Maya Jones Secretary - Yint Hmu⠀ Treas…
  Matt Royer, President · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Elections Tonight at 7PM - Statements from Candidates

    Hello my fellow Young Democrats-   Tonight, we will be electing our 2022 AYD Executive Committee.   When: November 17, 2021 at 7 PM Where: 1351 N Rolfe St, Arlington, VA 22209   We will be electing our new executive board for the 2022 calen…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 3:05 PM

Come elect our new AYD E-Board!

Elections are TONIGHT at 7pm! Hey John -   Come out tonight at 7pm for AYD Executive Board Elections at the Gables Pointe 14 apartment building over in Courthouse. Information on candidates will be sent later today. Remember that you must be a due…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
November 9, 2021 at 7:58 PM

Want to get more involved in AYD?

Find out more at our Pre-AYD Election Happy Hour TONIGHT! Hey John -   Last Tuesday did not pan out the way we wanted it to at the state level. There are many lessons to take away from this election and hopefully this will serve as a wake up call …
  Matt Royer, President · [email protected]
November 9, 2021 at 5:01 PM


    Hello my fellow Young Democrats-   This is your call to reorganization for the 2022 AYD Executive Committee    When: November 17, 2021 at 7 PM Where: 1351 N Rolfe St, Arlington, VA 22209   We will be electing our new executive board for the…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 6:58 PM

There's still time to vote!

Polls close at 7pm! Let's keep Virginia BLUE! Hey John -   There's still time to vote, folks! Polls are open until 7pm. As long as you get in line by 7pm, you can still vote. Make sure you, your friends, and your family have voted and let's help #…
  Matt Royer, President · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 10:02 AM

ARLINGTON, It's time to vote!

THE POLLS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN IN ARLINGTON! Today is the day that we have been working all year for. Currently we have made over 4000 voter contacts this season, and if you knocked a packet, made a phone call, and volunteered with us at least once this season, then you should feel damn pr…
  Matt Royer · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 7:24 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Election Day is Here.

Brace yourselves. My Fellow Young Democrats-    This is it folks. 4 days left. The day we have been working all year towards has finally arrived. Polling has come out that says that we are basically tied at this point, but there is only one poll…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
October 27, 2021 at 1:07 AM

One week until Election Day!

Find out how YOU can help! Hey John -   We’re down to the final stretch, folks. Just ONE WEEK left until election day and we have plenty of opportunities for y’all to help out before then. This Thursday there’s a VAYD Youth GOTV Phone Bank, then w…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 11:55 PM

Join us for our Halloween Phone Bank this Thursday!

Then come canvass for Joshua Cole this Saturday! Hey John -   Less than two weeks left, everyone. Polls are showing that the race between McAuliffe and Youngkin is essentially a tie. Let’s get out there and make sure Virginia stays BLUE! We have a…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
October 13, 2021 at 12:57 PM

Help us canvass down in Richmond & VA Beach this weekend!

Join us for an overnight trip as we help candidates in these key areas! Hey John -   We’re less than three weeks away from election day so let’s get on up and get out the vote! Join us this weekend as we head down to Richmond and Virginia Beach fo…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
October 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Join us for AYD Knocktoberfest Trivia Night this Saturday!

Earn extra points by canvassing beforehand for Dan Helmer & VA Dems! Hey John -   Join us for our Knocktoberfest Trivia Night this Saturday, October 9th at 6pm! It’ll be a night of fun and games with special guest speaker Hala Ayala, as well a…
  Matt Royer · [email protected]
October 1, 2021 at 8:41 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Welcome to Knocktober.

Welcome to Knocktober! My Fellow Young Democrats-    My Fellow Young Democrats-    Welcome to Knocktober!    Now is the time to get off the sidelines and get into the game if you haven’t already. We are just 32 days away from Election Day and ti…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 4:58 PM

Come canvass for Joshua Cole & VA Dems this Saturday!

Then join us for a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Sunday! Hey John -   Recent polling has shown Virginia as a toss up this election cycle, so let’s get out there and #KeepVirginiaBlue. Thank you to everyone that joined us for our canvass f…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 5:58 PM

Join us for our Progressive Foreign Policy Panel!

Starting tonight at 7pm via Zoom! Hey John -   Join us TONIGHT for our Progressive Foreign Policy Panel at 7pm via Zoom! Our panelists will be Maha Hilal, PhD (Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective), Matt Duss (Foreign Policy Advisor to Se…
  Matt Royer · [email protected]
September 17, 2021 at 8:59 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Democrats Deliver!

As you may know already, today is the first day of Early Voting here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. From now until October 30, you can go down to the Arlington County Registrar’s Office and vote early with no excuse. Thanks to our Democratic trifecta, we have 45 days of early voting, wh…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
September 16, 2021 at 4:56 PM

are you going to the social hour this friday?

come celebrate the first day of early voting with us and sign up to canvass this weekend! Hey John -   Early voting starts this FRIDAY, September 17th! Check out your voter information here and make a plan to vote TODAY! Make sure to join us to ce…