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YDA Supports Disney Hotel Workers, UNITE HERE 681

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 5, 2008

ydadisney.jpgOn Saturday, March 1 YDA showed its overwhelming support for Disney hotel workers and UNITE HERE Local 681 at an energetic picket march with over 260 members.

Throughout the Anaheim conference Young Democrats made their support known by wearing stickers in support (as seen on the left) and by having conversations with the workers.

There was an overwhelming consensus that the labor march was one of the most successful events/actions ever undertaken by the organization.

Saturday’s march allowed Young Democrats to show exactly why they are Democrats and what they believe in: fair wages, health care, and justice for working Americans in Anaheim and throughout the United States.

strike.jpgYDA President David Hardt, DNC Committeewoman Crystal Strait and DNC Committeeman Francisco Domenech hand-delivered a signed letter from the Young Democrats supporting the workers to hotel management after waiting them out as the hotel executives pretended to be unavailable.

The most inspiring aspect of the march was the reaction from the hotel workers themselves. They came up to a number of Young Democrats thanking them for their support, letting them know how important it is that the hotel executives realize that the workers do not stand alone and that people around the country are united in support.

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Special recognition goes out to the YDA Labor Caucus and CYD Labor Caucus for making this event possible and a success beyond the wildest expectations.

YDA will be monitoring the labor dispute between the hotel workers and hotel management in the future, and I will cover the situation on this blog as developments occur.

Thank you to all the Young Democrats who came out and marched in support of the Disney hotel workers. Feel free to comment on this post about your experience at the march.

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Join the YDA Labor Caucus Google and Facebook Groups

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 4, 2008

Building off the momentum of YDA’s huge rally in support of the Disney Hotel workers fighting for fair wages, health care and dignity,please help us grow the YDA Labor Caucus.

1) please join our YDA Labor Caucus email list

http://groups.google.com/group/yda-labor-caucus

2) Invite all of your friends to join the YDA Labor Caucus facebook group! Arrive with five!

See rally pics and YDA Labor Caucus leader Mike Corbett interviewed prior to rally at our facebook group.

Thank you for standing up for workers and building a stronger YDA.

Isaac Robinson
Chair
YDA Labor Caucus

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Veterans and Military Affairs Caucus Becomes Official, New Facebook Group

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 4, 2008

YDA Veterans and Military Affairs CaucusAfter a unanimous vote of the Young Democrats of America National Committee this past Sunday in Anaheim, the Veterans and Military Affairs Caucus has become an official YDA caucus.

Young Democrats of Arizona President and Iraq War veteran Cole Hickman led the effort this weekend and is serving as interim chair until official caucus elections can be held.

One of the changes made by the National Committee was changing the name from the Veterans Caucus to the Veterans and Military Affairs Caucus in order to make it clear that the caucus is for veterans, family and friends, and anyone interested in the issues that are important to our brothers and sisters that have served, are actively serving, or have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

Due to the name change there is a new Facebook group for the caucus, so please join the Veterans and Military Affairs Caucus Facebook group.

Thank you to everyone that supported the creation of the caucus and those who tried to establish the caucus last year. If you are a state president with a veterans caucus in your state please connect your members to the new group, and if your state does not yet have a caucus see how the national caucus can help you create one.

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YDA Minority Caucus on Facebook

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on July 30, 2007

Click here to join the YDA Minority Caucus Facebook group

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YDA Labor Caucus on Facebook

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on July 28, 2007

For Young Democrats who are or were members of a union or those with immediate family in a union or simply are just friends of labor.

 

YDA Labor Caucus Facebook Group

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YDA Women’s Caucus on Facebook

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on July 25, 2007

YDA Women’s Caucus

Join the YDA Women’s Caucus Facebook Group. 

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YDA GLBT Caucus Facebook Group

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on July 25, 2007

YDA GLBT Caucus

The YDA GLBT Caucus now has a Facebook group.

Click here to join.

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YDA College and Rural Caucuses Launch Facebook Groups

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on July 25, 2007

The Young Democrats of America College and Rural Caucuses have created Facebook groups in the wake of the 2007 YDA National Convention. If you are a member of one or both of these caucuses please join their groups.

YDA Rural Caucus

YDA Rural Caucus Facebook Group

YDA College Caucus
YDA College Caucus Facebook Group

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