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

The President-elect, Rape Culture and You: a Practical Guide to Maintain Humanity

By Koren Frankfort • 12/07/16 1:39pm With the recent election of Donald Trump, there is no room for discretion, and it’s not just because I feel the president-elect spends a disproportionate amount of time breathing out of his mouth. Continue reading

Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council Wins in Trenton

TRENTON —Both of President Obama’s campaigns have inspired record-breaking youth engagement in politics, yet Millennials are still very much inactive when it comes to policymaking, since their networks are usually inadequate for effective lobbying. Youth councils are an increasingly popular remedy to this problem at the local and state levels, with governments placing Millennials on them to gain their unique insights on legislation that affects and involves them. Unfortunately, there’s no federal equivalent. Continue reading

Public Policy Director Appointment

The New Jersey Young Democrats (NJYD) are looking for a Policy Director -- an administrative appointment to the organization. This is a volunteer position. The Policy Director will be responsible for the crafting and implementation of a comprehensive policy plan to advocate for the issues affecting young people across the State of New Jersey.  Continue reading

Presidential Politics Inspires Club at Mercer County College

WEST WINDSOR – With a presidential election looming – and New Jersey poised to play a pivotal role in the nomination process during the June primary, for the first time in recent memory – a group of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) students decided it was time to get involved. Continue reading