2019-2021 NJYD Executive Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2019 FATIMA HEYWARD ELECTED NJYD PRESIDENT (Cherry Hill, NJ) -- At tonight's bi-annual reorganization meeting of the New Jersey Young Democrats, Fatima Heyward of Camden County was elected State President of the New Jersey Young Democrats. Heyward is the first African-African woman to ever be elected NJYD President."I'm honored to have the support of my fellow Young Democrats as we continue to build a new generation of leaders in the Democratic Party," said NJYD President Fatima Heyward. "As we approach the 2020 election, NJYD will continue to advocate, organize, and support young people running for office across our state. My new Executive Board and I look forward to hitting the ground running.""With the state of government and politics in our country right now, there's never been a more important time for civic and political engagement. That's why I have great confidence in the leadership of Fatima Heyward and her new Executive Board as they continue to push the envelope to advocate for the priorities important to our generation and to elect young people to office," said Marshall Spevak, who stepped down from the Board after serving for 12 years, including the last 5 as State President. "Fatima and her Executive Board are the most diverse NJYD have ever had, and I look forward to seeing the great things that NJYD does in the future." Continue reading

NJYD 2019 Bi-Annual Reorganization

Attention all New Jersey Young Democrats chapters! The New Jersey Young Democrats will hold their bi-annual reorganization convention on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Camden County Democratic Committee. Continue reading

Join NJYD at the 2019 YDA Convention!

We're excited to announce that we're now compiling a list of possible candidates to attend the 2019 Young Democrats of America National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana! The convention will take place from July 17th to July 21st, and we're looking to send a delegation of ~20 Young Dems. Apply today! Continue reading

NJYD Facebook Campaigns 2018

This election season, we supported Young Dem candidates throughout the state by delivering Facebook ads to their potential voters. Continue reading

NJYD APPLAUDS MIKIE SHERRILL'S STRONG DEBATE PERFORMANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 11, 2018Contact: NJYoungDemocrats@gmail.com NJYD APPLAUDS MIKIE SHERRILL'S STRONG DEBATE PERFORMANCE After Mikie Sherrill’s decisive victory in tonight’s NJTV debate, the New Jersey Young Democrats issued the following statement:“In tonight’s debate, Mikie Sherrill once again showed that she's the only candidate in the 11th District race who will support the needs of New Jersey's youth,” said Marshall Spevak, President of the New Jersey Young Democrats. “Her uncompromising commitment to combating the ever growing student debt crisis, preserving affordable healthcare, improving public education, fighting for LGBTQ rights, and ensuring good jobs for young people entering the workforce should reassure young voters that she will work for them in Congress. At a time when millennials make up a majority of people leaving New Jersey, we need new and fresh leadership who will work to make New Jersey a state where young people want to stay, work, and raise their families. New Jersey needs Mikie Sherrill in Congress."“Tonight, we were reminded of why young people cannot vote for Jay Webber, ” said Christina Zuk, Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Young Democrats. “He is dangerously out of touch with the values that are important to young voters -- particularly women. He opposes a woman’s right to choose and he has voted against legislation requiring equal pay for equal work. His disturbing record on gun violence prevention stands in stark contrast to the activism and rallying cries from students on high school and college campuses across the country. He has even said that he wants to repeal the ACA, which could leave thousands of young adults without healthcare. It’s crystal clear that Mikie Sherrill is the only candidate in District 11 who truly cares about issues facing young voters today.” ###

Pence Visit Only Further Highlights Webber Wrong for NJ's Women

Today, the New Jersey Young Democrats Women's Caucus issued the following statement denouncing Assemblyman Jay Webber's acceptance of support from Vice President Mike Pence, on the occasion of the Vice President's fundraising visit to New Jersey on Friday in New Jersey's 11th Congressional District. Continue reading

Support New Jersey's congressional candidates

With the midterm elections right around the corner, we need to do everything we can to ensure that Democrats are elected to Congress. New Jersey has a wealth of extremely qualified, dedicated candidates that are determined to advance progressive policies and oppose Trump’s disgraceful agenda. It’s going to take a lot of work for these candidates win their elections, and our support is needed more than ever. Here’s a list of the active Democratic congressional campaigns in New Jersey, along with links to donation, volunteering, and general information for each candidate. Please consider lending a hand this campaign season to ensure for a blue wave this November: Continue reading

NJYD High School Leadership Academy Application 2018

Join High School Students from across New Jersey for a two night/three day 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. Continue reading

A letter to Legacy and Millennial Dems about working together

FEBRUARY 7 · PUBLIC Featured in the South Jersey Young Democrats Newsletter, Burlington County Young Democrats President Stephen J. Steglik, pens a letter to Legacy Democrats and Millennial Democrats about how they can strengthen the Party. Continue reading

2017 Young Dem Digital Campaigns

During this year's election cycle, NJYD played an active role in promoting Young Dems running for public office throughout the state. In the final stretch of the campaign, we ran targeted Facebook ads for 23 candidates that represent our values and platform, 14 of which won their races. We couldn't be more excited to see these candidates take office and stand up for the progressive values that make New Jersey truly great. Here are some statistics from our 2017 digital campaigns: Continue reading