Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Young Democrats of America

Young Democrats of America (YDA) will come together August 5-9 in Chicago to celebrate the
successful 2008 Young Voter Revolution and begin planting the seeds of victory for 2010 at the 2009
YDA National Convention. In Chicago, our members will hear from prominent national leaders, learn
from talented trainers, improve campaign skills, give back through a major community service initiative,
network with fellow YDs, debate our national platform, and elect our new national officers. We want
you to be there with us. You can learn more at www.ydachicago2009.com.
Basic information on the convention:
- Attendees
o Over 1,000 democrats, ages 18-36 from across the country;
o Local and national elected officials;
- Featured speakers and guests (to date) include:
o Governor Howard Dean
o DNC Vice Chair Ray Buckly
o DNC Secretary Alice Germond
o Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
o Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias
o Mayor Richard M. Daley
o San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome
- Trainings, forums and discussions
o Running for office
o Election reform
o Global warming and the environment
o Higher Education
o Field campaigns
o Media and online organizing
o Healthcare
o Marriage equality
o Housing
- Welcome Reception on August 5th
- Awards Gala on August 8th
In order for this convention to be a success we need your help. We are still looking for
volunteers. We know your schedules are hectic and busy, but even a few hours would help. Please go to
http://tinyurl.com/chicagovols and fill out the volunteer form. If you have friends or family members
who aren’t members of the young dems but have time to volunteer, please sign them up.
We also are still looking for YD members to serve as delegates at the convention. We have two
local members running for national office and in order to get them elected we need to have everyone there
to vote. To apply to be a delegate please go to http://tinyurl.com/ydidelegate and complete the
Please contact Emily Robinson at 773.220.9742 or emilydrobinson@gmail.com for more

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