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The 21st Century GI Bill in Arizona

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 30, 2008

ABC 15 in Phoenix has a story on the 21st Century GI Bill sponsored by Arizona Congressman Harry Mitchell (AZ-05) and its effect on Arizona State University students.

Young Democrats of Arizona President and YDA Veteran’s & Military Affairs Caucus Chair Sgt. Cole Hickman is featured in both the print and video coverage.

Click here to read/watch the coverage on ABC 15.

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YDA Hiring Ohio Executive Director

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 7, 2008

Position: Executive Director, Ohio Young Democrats

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political
organization. As the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932, YDA now operates as an independent 527 organizations. Our membership includes middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families, with over 1,500 local chapters in all 50 states. YDA’s national and state staff work with national, state, and local leaders across the country on peer-to-peer young voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, leadership and skills trainings, and other activities to grow sustainable chapters and build the national infrastructure of YDA.

The Ohio Young Democrats (OYD) is the official youth arm of the Ohio Democratic Party, comprised of progressive people under the age of 36.

Job Description: The Young Democrats of America is continuing to expand state-based staff as part of our State Partnership Programs. State Executive Directors work to build long-term infrastructure for the youth movement. The Ohio Young Democrats Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Ohio Young Democrats and to Senior State Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America. The position is based in Columbus, OH.

The Ohio Young Democrats Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation
of programs on behalf of the Ohio Young Democrats and the Young Democrats of America.
This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Ohio Young Democrats.
  • Organize Young Democrats chapters in targeted counties across the state and work to
    strengthen existing chapters.
  • Work with the OYD Executive Board to develop and implement the Ohio Young Democrats
    Strategic Plan, specifically planning and implementing peer-to-peer campaign activities,
    chapter building activities, and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations.
  • Create and fund yearly budget, ensuring that the budget is met through effective
    donor solicitation and marketing efforts. Work with OYD Treasurer to meet financial
    reporting requirements.
  • Plan and coordinate events such as Executive Board and Committee meetings,
    convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.
  • Handle all media, scheduling, communication, and appearance requests for Ohio
    Young Democrats and the Ohio Young Democrats President.
  • Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the Ohio Democratic Party, Young
    Democrats of America, the Ohio College Democrats and other progressive groups to ensure
    high visibility and effective activism.
  • Manage additional temporary campaign staff brought on to complete the OYD’s peer-to-peer campaign program.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits: $30,000 to $40,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for
cell phone.

To Apply: Applicants should have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically-focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is preferred. The position requires regular in-state and national travel and access to a car.

Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@yda.org by April 18, 2008 by 5pm, EST.

Young Democrats of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YDA does not discriminate on the basis of race,creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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CA Young Democrats Interview Congressional Candidate Charlie Brown

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 4, 2008

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John Adler Going Strong in New Jersey Congressional Race

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 2, 2008

John AdlerNew Jersey State Senator John Adler has recently reported amazing fundraising numbers in his campaign for New Jersey’s Third Congressional seat, left open by Republican Rep. Jim Saxton. A press release from the Adler campaign reports that he has raised$1,159,310 for the cycle and $529,320 in the first quarter of 2008.

The seat Adler is currently seeking has been in Republican control since 1882 (that’s right, 126 years). There is a good post on MyDD about Adler and his fundraising success that you should check out as well.

Go to John Adler’s campaign website to learn more and consider making a contribution to the campaign that will make history for New Jersey Democrats.

This is a new feature of the blog that will be covering prominent races throughout the country. If you would like to nominate a candidate for a feature leave a comment, send me an email, or any other method of contacting me that you can figure out.

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California Young Democrats Youth Vote Video

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 1, 2008

Well done CA. Rocky is so dreamy.

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YDAZ Employment Opportunity

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 18, 2008

Position:  Young Democrats of Arizona Chapter Organizers.

Where: One Chapter Organizer based in Maricopa County, and one Chapter Organizer based in Pima County.

Hours: Part time, minimum of 20 hours per week.

Salary:  $500 Monthly Stipend.

Job Description:  The Young Democrats of Arizona Chapter Organizers report directly to the Executive Director of the Young Democrats of Arizona (YDAZ). The YDAZ Chapter Organizers are responsible for the implementation of projects as assigned on behalf of the Young Democrats of Arizona and the Young Democrats of America.  This includes, but is not limited to:

·        Chartering new chapters using leads provided by YDAZ, aiding them in finding sponsors and meeting other school requirements,

·        Organizing region events including meetings, happy hours, and organizing conventions,

·        Developing and maintaining a YDAZ internet membership building strategy,

·        Scheduling officer/ staff visits to the new and current chapters as needed,

·        Coordinating special projects with chapter leaders as needed,

·        Making weekly progress reports to the YDAZ president and ED. 

To Apply: Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in working in a political environment, general office knowledge and a winning personality. Applicants must have access to a car, students are welcome to apply.

Resume and cover letter, including references, must be received by 5:00 pm (Arizona time) Friday, April 4th 2008.

Applicants can use the following methods to submit materials:

Email: jobs@ydaz.org
Fax: 602-298-7117 ATTN: Stan Williams

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YDA Hiring Utah Executive Director

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 7, 2008

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political organization. As the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932, YDA now operates as an independent 527 organizations. Our membership includes middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families, with over 1,500 local chapters in all 50 states. YDA’s national and state staff work with national, state, and local leaders across the country on peer-to-peer young voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, leadership and skills trainings, and other activities to grow sustainable chapters and build the national infrastructure of YDA.

The Young Democrats of Utah (YDU) is the official youth arm of the Utah State Democratic Party and has members between the ages of 14 and 36. YDU works to create programs and events that excite young people about the political process. Through social events, volunteer activities, lobbying, and specialized young voter campaigns, the Young Democrats of Utah are playing an integral role in bluing a red state.

Job Description: The Young Democrats of America is continuing to expand state-based staff as part of our State Partnership Programs. State Executive Directors work to build long-term infrastructure for the youth movement. The Young Democrats of Utah Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Young Democrats of Utah and the Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America. The position is based in Salt Lake City.

The YDU Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation of programs on behalf of the YDU and the Young Democrats of America. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Manage the daily operations of the Young Democrats of Utah.
* Work with Caucus leaders to organize Young Democrats chapters in communities across the state and work to strengthen existing chapters.
* Work with the YDU Executive Board to develop and implement the YDU Strategic Plan, specifically planning peer-to-peer campaign activities, chapter building activities, lobbying efforts and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations.
* Create and fund yearly budget, ensuring that the budget is met through effective donor solicitation and marketing efforts. Work with YDU Treasurer to meet financial reporting requirements.
* Plan and coordinate events such as Executive Board and Committee meetings, convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.
* Handle all scheduling, communication and appearance requests for the Young Democrats of Utah and the YDU President.
* Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the Utah State Democratic Party, Young Democrats of America and other progressive groups to ensure high visibility and effective activism.
* Recruit and manage YDU interns.
* Work with YDU President to manage Executive Board members and assist Board members in completing their tasks.
* Assist in management of Demopolis database.
* Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits: $27,000 to $32,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for cell phone.

To Apply: This position prefers applicants have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically-focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is a plus. The position requires regular in-state and national travel and access to a car. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@yda.org by March 21, 2008.

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Help send Arizona Young Democrats to the YDA Conference in Anaheim

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on February 25, 2008

Young Democrats of Arizona

YDA AnaheimThe YDA Winter Conference is a great opportunity for Young Democrats to get training on topics such as working with the media, chapter-building, peer-to-peer organizing, fundraising and many more! This is also an opportunity to meet and share ideas with fellow Young Democrats around the country and bring home to Arizona the best practices of other states.

Please click on the link below to make a donation to the Young Democrats of Arizona to help send members from across the state to this important conference.

https://secure.ydaz.org/page/contribute/YDAanaheim

Without your help some of our members that want to attend will not be able to afford the cost of travel and lodging. Please consider making an investment in our young political activists and organizers, because Arizona needs to show that an engaged youth community is not a fluke.

https://secure.ydaz.org/page/contribute/YDAanaheim

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NJYDs Launch New Website

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on February 20, 2008

NJYD

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Vote for Gary Peters in DFA Grassroots Contest

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on January 26, 2008

Peters is endorsed by Dems and progressives across the 9th District, the Teamsters, UAW, and leading young democrats in YOUNG ADULTS 4 Peters.

Gary Peters

Your vote will help Dem Gary Peters raise much needed funds to defeat an incumbent Republican in the 9th Congressional District in Michigan. It only takes a few seconds to vote, but it goes a long way towards progress.

CLICK BELOW!

http://democracyforamerica.com/gras

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