NJYD Black Caucus Leadership Appointment

NEWS RELEASE-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate (August 18, 2017)CONTACT:                  njydblackcaucus@gmail.com During a national moment of great uncertainty and upheaval, the New Jersey Young Democrats Black Caucus, has reformed under the direction of a new chair, Keith Jones II.  Keith currently serves as the Chairman of the Middlesex County Young Democrats and was the former Chair of the Middlesex County Young Democrats Black Caucus.  A lifelong resident of New Brunswick, he currently works as the Community Organization Specialist and Liaison to Mayor James Cahill of the City of New Brunswick.   Continue reading

InsiderNJ: Spevak Secures Another Term as NJ Young Dems Prez

Spevak Secures Another Term as NJ Young Dems Prez New Jersey Young Democrats unanimously re-elected Marshall Spevak of Camden County to another term as State President of the New Jersey Young Democrats. Pursuant to the NJYD Constitution, elections are held in odd number years prior to the national Young Democrats of America National Convention. The election and fall planning meeting took place at the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters offices in Edison. Continue reading

YDA National Convention

Dear Young Democrat, Do you look great in cowboy boots and ten gallon hats? Perhaps the idea of the rodeo in America’s heartland gets you going. Or just maybe, you have had enough with the assault on our democratic values and attacks by our president on beliefs that are quintessentially American. If any of these fit, perhaps you will join us at the Young Democrats of America National Convention in Dallas Texas from August 9th – 12th. Every two years we gather to set a national agenda, elect representatives, and further develop professional and personal democratic relationships, all while showing how New Jersey is the national leader in basically everything. (Latter part is a proven fact!) What: Young Democrats of America National Convention When: August 9th – 12th 2017 Where: The Westin Galleria, Dallas TX  Who: We Want You!  Why: As we set the national agenda for Young Democrats, it is critical that New Jersey’s voice is heard and appropriately represented. Also – one of our own is running for Women’s Caucus Chair and it is critical we deliver the votes to secure her victory. As we are putting together our delegation we would like to gauge interest. If you are interested in joining us on this trip please complete the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5-SBOWntekWRgn-AtHoZIfEV8dAzfzMbvK4td00k4K-PLdA/viewform  Big Question: How Much Will This Trip Cost? I’m glad you asked! Obviously, the cost of a national convention in the midst of a Gubernatorial and Legislative election year is not cheap. However, it is our hope that our delegation leadership team will be able to secure the funding to cover the majority of costs (flights, hotel, registration). More information on this will be circulated to those interested in attending.  Do you want to learn a little bit more? Perhaps you want to help organize? Or maybe you just want the emails to finally end? If you do I would love to hear from you! Important Links: Sign Up to Attend Dallas Here Info on YDA National Convention Thanks again and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or get involved.   Michael Makarski North Jersey Vice President 2017 NJ Delegation Chairperson Former National Committeeman Email Writer Extraordinaire Giant Foam Texas Hat Model   But seriously, if you want to learn more: MichaelJMakarski@gmail.com 201-401-3055 @mmakarski 

Talks with Elected Young Dems: Councilman Richard Sun

Have you ever wondered what it's like to run for public office as a Young Dem, much less to win? We wanted to hear about the experience of serving as an elected official at a young age in New Jersey, so we're sitting down with a different Young Dem holding public office in the Garden State every other month. This month, we spoke with Richard Sun, a Councilman in Summit, New Jersey who took office in January of 2016. Richard's policy foci include downtown economic development, community inclusion/engagement, and the utilization of technology in government, and has served as Chair of the Public Works Committee since last year.  Continue reading

NJYD High School Leadership Academy Application

It's with great pride that I formally announce the opening of the application phase for the New Jersey Young Democrats High School Leadership Academy. From Sunday, July 23rd through Tuesday, July 25th, NJYD will be hosting a two night/three day immersive program called the High School Leadership Academy in our capital city of Trenton! High school students from across the state will spend time attending training's and workshops hosted by Democratic and Progressive allies for an all-encompassing opportunity to learn about politics, policy making, issue advocacy, and professional development from the best and brightest minds New Jersey has to offer.Apply for our High School Leadership Academy!     Continue reading

Talks with Elected Young Dems: Councilman Mark Goldsack

Have you ever wondered what it's like to run for public office as a Young Dem, much less to win? We wanted to hear about the experience of serving as an elected official at a young age in New Jersey, so we're sitting down with a different Young Dem holding public office in the Garden State every month. This month, we spoke with Mark Goldsack, a Councilman in Rutherford, New Jersey who took office in January of this year. Mark is also an Associate at Archer & Greiner PC and formerly served as Associate General Counsel to the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office. Continue reading

NJYD E-Board Reshuffled; Dávila Switzer & McKoy Join Board

Due to the pending nuptials of NJYD President Marshall Spevak and Treasurer Andrea Katz later this year, Andrea has resigned from the position of Treasurer in order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest with NJYD's finances. Therefore, the NJYD Executive Board met on Tuesday, February 21st in Middlesex County and confirmed the following individuals for new positions within the board:   Continue reading

The Ocean County Young Democrats are Back!

We’re excited to announce that the Ocean County Young Democrats are back in action! The organization will be dedicated to getting more young people involved in Democratic politics in Ocean County, helping to get young Democrats elected across the state, supporting the Ocean County Democratic Party, and meeting new people & having fun! Continue reading

Talks with Elected Young Dems: Councilman Dan Kline

Have you ever wondered what it's like to run for public office as a Young Dem, much less to win? We wanted to hear about the experience of serving as an elected official at a young age in New Jersey, so we'll be sitting down with a different Young Dem holding public office in the Garden State every month. This month, we sat down with Dan Kline, a Councilman in Roxbury, New Jersey who unseated an incumbent Republican in his hometown last November. Continue reading

Young Dem Holiday Parties

December is looking like a busy month for NJ Young Dem holiday parties! Between today and December 22nd, eight different young dem organizations throughout the state will be hosting holiday get-togethers welcome to people of all age groups. Information on the eight events is listed below and feel free to email us at NJYoungDemocrats@gmail.com with any questions. See you soon! Continue reading