A New Generation of Leaders.

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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 …
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 12:56 AM

Happy Pride Month!

Don't forget to have a voting plan for the VA Primaries on June 8th! Hey John -   First, we'd like to take a moment to recognize that yesterday was Memorial Day, and that we will never forget those who gave their lives for this country. Second, we…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
May 24, 2021 at 9:57 PM

Join us for our House of Delegates Debate for District 49!

See you this Tuesday, May 25th at 7pm via Zoom! Hey John -   Thank you to everyone who came out to our Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Social Hour! It was great to hear from DAAV Chair Praveen Meyyan as well as participate in …
Matt Royer · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 8:17 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Let's talk primaries, people

We are just 18 days away from the June Primaries here in Virginia. In addition, the Arlington Democrats are conducting our School Board caucus digitally this week to endorse a candidate for the November Election. So naturally, we have to talk about how important these elections actually a…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
May 18, 2021 at 1:48 AM

Today is the last day to register for the Virginia Primaries!

Check your voter registration ASAP! Hey John -   Are you registered for the June 8th Virginia Primaries? Today is the last day to register, so check your registration here ASAP.   Reminder to join us for our AAPI Heritage Month Social Hour on Wed…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 8:56 PM

Did you catch our Arlington County Board & School Board Primary Debates?

You can watch it on our Facebook Page @ArlingtonYoungDemocrats ! Hey John -   Did you miss our Arlington County Board & School Board Primary Debates? You can watch the whole thing here.   Reminder to join us for our upcoming AAPI Heritage Mont…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
May 7, 2021 at 9:47 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Stop the Push Out

Happy Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! With the amount of anti-AAPI hate speech that has surrounded this pandemic, it is crucial that we continue to uplift and celebrate our neighbors in the AAPI community. We here in the Arlington Young Democrats are very happy to be…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
May 4, 2021 at 8:56 PM

AYD celebrates AAPI Heritage Month!

Check out our upcoming events this month Hey John -   Happy AAPI Heritage Month! In celebration of the Asian American & Pacific Islander community, we hope you’ll join us for our AAPI Heritage Month Social Hour! We are also collaborating with …
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 8:56 PM

Join us for our Green New Deal Forum!

Join us Tuesday, April 27th at 7pm! Hey John -   Thank you to everyone who participated in our Earth Day Trivia Night! We had a great time and learned a lot about various environmental trivia from around the world to right here in Arlington. Also,…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 8:25 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Black Lives Matter

Originally, I was going to use this time to talk about issues related to the climate crisis since it’s the day after Earth Day, and we have many events this month dealing with environmental justice. It is important, however, to note that the devastating effects of climate change will disp…
Matt Royer, President · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 1:16 AM

Justice for George Floyd

Justice has finally been served for George Floyd. Now it’s our job to ensure there aren’t anymore George Floyds, Breonna Taylors, or Adam Toledos. It’s time to change and move away from carceral systems that commit murder.     Statement on Verdic…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 10:46 PM

Come on out for AYD Earth Day Trivia Night!

Join us Wednesday, April 21st at 7pm! Hey John -   We hope you join us for our AYD Earth Day Trivia Night this Wednesday, April 21st at 7pm! We’d also like to thank all of our delegates that participated in the Virginia Young Democrats Convention …
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 8:56 PM

LAST DAY to register for VAYD Convention!

Register by by 11:59 tonight, April 14th!   TONIGHT, APRIL 14th at 11:59 pm is the deadline to register for VAYD's 2021 Virtual Convention!! Please go to vayd.org/convention for more details. VAYD Convention Registration Questions? Em…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
April 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM

VAYD Convention registration deadline extended!

Register by April 14th! Hey John -   Ramadan Mubarak! Wishing all those who celebrate a safe, peaceful, and enjoyable Ramadan. Sadly, we are taking another moment to recognize recent instances of police brutality and gun violence across our nation…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 9:26 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Virginia is the New South

Elections matter. I think those are two words that ring true everywhere in the country. We here in Virginia can consider ourselves lucky with the results of our elections. Thanks to hard work from all of you over the past few years, we have taken the majority in both the House and Senate …
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
April 6, 2021 at 12:06 AM

VAYD 2021 Convention Approaches!

Register by April 10th! Hey John -   Happy belated Easter to all who celebrate. The Virginia Young Democrats Convention is fast approaching, so don’t forget to register by April 10th! Also, our deadline to raise $250 for our AYD Period Poverty Dri…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 8:56 PM

What’s happening this April for AYD?

Check out our upcoming events! Hey John - Happy belated Passover to all who celebrate. Special thanks to everyone who joined us for our Women’s Leadership Forum last week. It was incredible to hear the varying experiences and advice from Jamie Lockhart, Executive Director of Planned Pa…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 8:54 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Women's History Month

These past weeks have been exhausting for many I am sure. Physically, mentally, emotionally. I know that after the events in Atlanta, GA, and Boulder, CO it is extremely difficult and triggering for some to broach the topics of gun violence, sexual violence, race-related hate crimes, and …
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 12:56 PM

Join us for our AYD Women’s Leadership Forum

Come out tonight, March 23rd at 7pm! Hey John - Thank you to everyone who joined us for our E-Board Town Hall last week. It was great to hear from you and to answer your questions as we look ahead towards the rest of the year.  We’d like to take another moment to remember those who los…
Matt Royer, President · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 2:50 AM

Arlington Young Democrats Condemn AAPI Targeted Hate Speech and Domestic Terrorism

AAPI Targeted Hate Speech and Domestic Terrorism The Arlington Young Democrats strongly condemn recent violent attacks against members of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander     Arlington Young Democrats Condemn  AAPI Targeted Hate Speech an…
Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 8:56 PM

Join us for our AYD E-Board Town Hall!

Meet our 2021 E-Board this Tuesday, March 16th at 7pm! Hey John - Make sure to join us this Tuesday, March 16th at 7 pm via Zoom for our AYD Executive Board Town Hall! Meet the 2021 AYD E-Board, ask them questions, and let them know how AYD can best serve you. We'll start with quick in…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 10:36 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: Women's History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! Obviously, March should not be the only time we celebrate, but it is a great time to uplift the women around us for the truly powerful impacts they have on the world.   My fellow Young Democrats -    Happy Women’s Hi…
Matt Royer · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 9:49 PM

AYD Friday Fireside Chat: What Solidarity Means to Me

As we near the end of Black History Month, I want to highlight a word for you: “Intersectionality.” For too long, activists and advocates have worked in the thought that many of our issues operate in their own silos. However, many of the problems that we face today can be solved while loo…
Shivani Saboo & Navneet Sandhu · [email protected]
February 24, 2021 at 2:04 PM

AYD stands in solidarity with the Farmers’ Protest in India

AYD stands in solidarity with the Farmers’ Protest in India. Since September 2020, millions of farmers across India began to protest against three agricultural acts passed by India's Parliament. As a community, we cannot, in good consciousness, justify the promotion of democratic values w…