Goal to Engage, Energize and Elect Democrats in 2012
Washington, DC – The DC Young Democrats' (DCYD) new board has released their plan for the rest of 2012 election cycle in advance of their first general membership meeting on July 18. The plan, Engage, Energize, and Elect The DC Young Democrats' Goals for 2012, focuses on improving the DCYD organization while increasing the membership and impact of its efforts.
"Like the Democratic Party the young people of the District of Columbia have diverse interests and priorities," said Toby Quaranta, DC Young Democrats president. "The board has worked hard to ensure that this plan will engage our members and fellow young Democrats on many levels and grow this organization into the strong group we know we can be."
Building a Strong DC Young Democrats Organization
In an effort to strengthen DCYD as an organization and a long-term institution, the new leadership intends to focus on actions that will ensure that the group functions openly, efficiently and effectively.
The objective of DCYD issue advocacy is two-fold, to establish relationships and host events that strengthens support for District representation in Congress and to bring awareness to issues that directly impact and affect the District's young adult population.
While the District and many of its surrounding jurisdictions can be considered safe Democratic seats, in this local and federal election year we cannot take any anticipated victories for granted. The membership of the DCYD will support local, state and national campaigns for Democratic candidates by sending volunteers to knock on doors, phonebank and help get out the vote throughout the region.
It is of the greatest importance that DCYD fully engages in the community and political process here in the District. The DCYD will provide programs that not only emphasize the importance of service within the community, but also develop members' skills, allowing DCYD to embody democratic ideals here in the District.
DC is certainly a "work hard, play hard" kind of town and the DCYD will encourage members to have fun during efforts to positively impact the world through Democratic ideals and policies. Additionally, many Young Democrats in the District are already engaged in campaigns through work and want to get together with fellow Young Democrats in a more relaxed environment.
The complete Engage, Energize and Elect plan can be found here. The DCYD will discuss the plan at their first general membership meeting on July 18 at 7pm, at the Democratic National Committee offices. All registered Democrats under the age of 36 are eligible to be members of DCYD. To learn more about DCYD follow them on twitter @DCYDs or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DCYDs.