A New Generation of Leaders.

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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

CALL FOR REORGANIZATION - AYD Election on 11/17

    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…
Matt Royer, President · [email protected]
September 11, 2021 at 2:16 PM

20 Years of Remembrance

Today, we continue to remember those individuals who were taken from us too soon and those who ran into the flames to save them from the Fire Departments and Police Departments from Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, DC, Loudoun, Montgomery, and many other localities who rushed to aid our co…
Matt Royer, President · [email protected]
September 11, 2021 at 1:37 PM

Statement: Arlington Young Dems Condemn Arlington Bishop’s Statement on Trans People

Today, we continue to remember those individuals who were taken from us too soon and those who ran into the flames to save them from the Fire Departments and Police Departments from Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, DC, Loudoun, Montgomery, and many other localities who rushed to aid our co…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
September 9, 2021 at 8:15 PM

You're invited: Join Del. Hala Ayala and Governor Ralph Northam in Arlington!

You're invited! Join Hala for Virginia's fundraiser tomorrow at 4:30! John -     Just dropping a last minute note in your inbox to let you know that our LG candidate Hala Ayala has sent us an invite to her event tomorrow with Governor Northam! Jo…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 5:19 PM

Come canvass with us for Wendy Gooditis & the VA Dems!

Join us this Saturday at 8:15 am! Hey John -   Happy belated Labor Day! We have much to thank organized labor for and must continue to support the labor movement in order to gain better working conditions and protections for all. An additional tha…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
September 3, 2021 at 10:59 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Virginia Cannot Be Texas

With the news of this week regarding Texas and their limiting access to almost all abortion and how the Supreme Court let it slide, we know what is the most at stake right now. The only way to protect Roe v. Wade from a packed conservative SCOTUS is to fight like hell in the State Legisla…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 12:57 PM

Join us this Labor Day for the Arlington Dems Chili Cookoff!

Buy your ticket today and meet up with us at Lyon Park on Monday at 2pm. Hey John -   Make sure to come on out this Labor Day to the first Arlington Joint Campaign Committee Gold Card event of the season, the annual Arlington Dems Chili Cookoff! M…
Matt Royer, President · [email protected]
August 29, 2021 at 11:43 PM

Statement: Arlington Young Dems Condemn Arlington Bishop’s Statement on Trans People

In a letter penned to his church community, Bishop Michael F. Burbridge of Arlington made heinous statements about trans folks and even trans children, where he stated that “no one is transgender.” Not only is this statement harmful to the hundreds of thousands of trans people that live i…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
August 24, 2021 at 12:57 PM

come out to campaign training tonight!

learn the ins and outs of canvassing with AYD! Hey John -   Thank you to everyone who came out to our New Member Social Hour last week! We had a blast hanging out with all of you and hope to see you at our upcoming events. Make sure to join us TON…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 10:39 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: As goes Virginia, so goes the Nation.

Now, I’m going to keep saying this as much as I can until November 2nd. While we’re out there campaigning this year and whenever people are feeling a little tired, we need to remind ourselves, “As goes Virginia, so goes the Nation.” My Fellow Yo…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
August 17, 2021 at 10:58 PM

are you going to the new member social hour?

remember it’s this wednesday at 7pm! Hey John -   Come on out and bring your friends to our New Member Social Hour this Wednesday, August 18th at 7pm at The Board Room over in Clarendon! Make sure to also join us next Tuesday, August 24th, for our…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
August 10, 2021 at 11:57 PM

Help AYD and ArlDems at the Arlington County Fair!

Sign up to volunteer for our joint booth between Aug. 18th-22nd Hey John -   Come volunteer for our joint Arlington Dems and AYD booth for the Arlington County Fair next week! You can sign up here. If you have any questions, reach out to AYD Party…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
August 3, 2021 at 9:02 PM

what are you up to this august?

bring your friends to our new member social hour and learn how to campaign with us! Hey John -   Thank you to everyone who came out to our Meet the Arlington Ticket event! It was great to hear from Elizabeth Bennet-Parker, Patrick Hope, Alfonso Lo…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 8:58 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Fired Up! Ready to Go!

This week, we had our Meet the Arlington Ticket event and seeing everyone come out to support our Democratic candidates made me think of how far we have come since I started with AYD back in 2016.  How many of us in this room took that call to action. To get off the sidelines and into the…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 2:56 PM

Do you know who’s on your ballot, Arlington?

Come find out TONIGHT at our Meet the Ticket event at 7pm! Hey John -   Want to know who’s on the ballot for Arlington this election season? Come out TONIGHT for our Meet the Arlington Ticket event from 7pm-9pm at the Continental Beer Garden in Ro…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
July 19, 2021 at 9:57 PM

AYD Homecoming BBQ this SATURDAY!

Make sure to RSVP TODAY! Hey John -   We hope to see you all at our AYD Homecoming BBQ this Saturday! Buy your tickets NOW to join us for this unforgettable event on July 24th at 6pm. Make sure to also check out our joint Arlington Dems and AYD In…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 8:34 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Reproductive Justice is on the ballot

It is no question that we are at a crossroads here in Virginia. Much like 2009, we have weathered the years of a Republican administration in the White House and finally elected another Democrat to take its place. But now we have to look at where we go from here. …
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 12:54 AM

Less than TWO WEEKS until our AYD Homecoming BBQ!

Buy your tickets for this July 24th event or find out how to become a sponsor TODAY! Hey John -   We’re coming up fast on our AYD Homecoming BBQ! Buy your tickets NOW to join us on Saturday, July 24th at 6pm. Make sure to check out our joint Arlin…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
July 7, 2021 at 12:59 AM

Want to become an AYD Homecoming Champion?

Find out how and make sure to join us for our AYD Homecoming BBQ on July 24th at 6pm! Hey John -   Happy belated Independence Day! We have a couple of awesome events this month and we hope you’ll join us for our AYD Homecoming BBQ and Meet the Arl…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
July 2, 2021 at 9:01 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Virginia Democrats Deliver

Democrats are delivering in Virginia and must continue to deliver. My fellow Young Democrats-    If you would have said a few years ago that Virginia would be leading the way on critical issues, most people would have said you were being ridicul…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 1:17 PM

Join us for our July events!

You're invited! AYD Homecoming BBQ and Meet the Arlington Ticket! Hey John -   Thank you to everyone who came out to our joint Young Dem Pride Party with Alexandria and Falls Church Young Dems at Clare & Don's Beach Shack last Tuesday! We also…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 4:53 PM

You're invited: Happy Hour with Tim Kaine on Monday (06/28)!

You're invited! Come to William Jeffrey's Tavern on Monday at 5:30! John -     Just dropping in before the weekend to let you know that we have a very special last minute invite for you:    We have one of our all time favorite Senators, US Senato…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
June 22, 2021 at 1:04 AM

Young Dem Pride Party this Tuesday!

You're invited! Clare & Don's at 6pm, rain or shine! Hey John -   Thank you to everyone who came out to our Juneteenth celebration over in Anacostia with the DC Young Dems and the Ward 8 Democrats! We had an incredible time and hope to partner…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 8:57 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Juneteenth

Tomorrow is Juneteenth, which is a day celebrating the emancipation of African Americans who had been enslaved and marks the day that Union Troops arrived in Galveston, TX to read the Emancipation Proclamation signifying the last reading in a slaveholding state. …
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
June 15, 2021 at 12:57 AM

Celebrate Juneteenth with AYD & DCYD!

Join us Friday, June 18th at 6pm! Hey John -   Congratulations to the candidates who won their primaries last Tuesday! We look forward to working with Democrats up and down the ballot this election season. Here in Arlington, your Democratic ticket…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
June 8, 2021 at 5:46 PM

Happy Primary Election Day, Virginia! GO VOTE!

Polls close at 7pm + check out our awesome June events! Hey John -   Happy Primary Election Day, Virginia!! Polls close at 7pm so get out there and vote!    There are a bunch of important primary races happening today all the way from Governor to …