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'Preparing to Lead' Convention this Saturday

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The New Jersey High School Democrats (NJHSD), College Democrats of New Jersey (CDNJ), and New Jersey Young Democrats (NJYD) will hold their first joint convention on February 13 at Princeton University Frist Campus Center. The convention aims to provide networking and educational opportunities to students, and will highlight the efforts and growth of the three Democratic youth organizations in the lead-up to the presidential election in November. Continue reading

Congratulations to Ollie Starnes, Morris County's Young Dem of the year!

On Thursday, November 17, 2015, at the Morris County Democratic Committee's annual Holiday Party, Morris County Young Democrats Co-Chair Oliver "Ollie" M. Starnes II became the first recipient of the Morris County Young Democrat of the Year Award from the Morris County Democratic Committee & The Morris County Young Democrats. The Morris County Young Democrats voted on the recipient at their last general meeting with Ollie receiving an overwhelming majority of the votes. Continue reading

Standing with New Jersey Families Instead of Political Bosses

This coming Thursday, the Assembly will vote to override Governor Christie's politically motivated veto of common sense legislation to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.  Continue reading

Young Democrats of America Launches Hudson County Chapter

If you’re a Democrat in Hudson County under the age of 36, you’ll now have the opportunity to join a civic activism organization tailored to your specific demographic and issues. Just one day before Thanksgiving, we’re tremendously grateful to witness the formation of the Hudson County Young Democrats! Continue reading

2015 NJ Young Dem Election Victories

This year's election cycle was hard-fought, and we're proud of all the great work that NJ Young Dem candidates put into their races! Be it through calling voters, putting out lawn signs or cutting turf, young Democratic candidates and their supporters worked arduously to ensure for a more sensible and compassionate approach to policy throughout the state. Here's a list of the Young Dem candidates that we featured last month who won their respective races: Continue reading

Top NJ Young Dem Candidates (40 and under): 2015 Edition

Top NJ Young Dem Candidates (40 and under): 2015 Edition     There’s no doubt about it- this year’s elections are going to be tight, and the winners will have needed every ounce of effort they’ve put in for victory. We have a number of Young Dem candidates in this cycle, each with their own unique background and vision for improving their townships, counties and legislative districts.   Here are the top Young Dem candidates, aged 40 and under, for this year’s election cycle: Continue reading

Essex Young Democrats are back in action!

Thanks to the hard work of Rashawn Davis and other members of the group's organizing committee, the Essex County Young Democrats will be reforming an official Young Democrats chapter! Continue reading

Young Democrats’ Black Caucus Issue List of 50 Powerful ‘Young Black Democrats’

The New Jersey Young Democrats of America Black Caucus today issued its list of 50 powerful young Black Democrats of 2015! We're proud to support such a talented and passionate group of advocates. Here's the list:   Continue reading

Why should I vote in the NJ Assembly Elections?

New Jersey’s abysmally low voter turnout in past years has been due to a variety of factors, most of which have been explored through hypotheses ranging from redistricting to a lack of interest in the political process. While both may be true, it’s hard to account for turnouts as low as 36% in the 2014 midterm elections, or even 27% in the 2011 legislative elections. Ultimately, it seems that New Jerseyans aren’t voting because they don’t believe they can make a difference, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Continue reading