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 [email protected] 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

Non-Partisan Student Government Conference with Rep. Leonard Lance

WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is hosting a student leadership conference on Saturday, May 7 at Governor Livingston High School.  Lance is inviting high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District to participate in a morning of hands-on activities and speeches about current events and issues facing the Nation. “Students across this country, and especially here in New Jersey, are actively engaged in a fascinating presidential election and the many issues and ideas at the center of our national dialogue,” said Lance.  “At this conference, students will be put in the role of lawmaker – tasked with balancing the federal budget and reforming tax policy while weighing the priorities of the Nation.  All students interested in public policy and politics should participate.” Lance will oversee an interactive federal budget exercise where students will review current spending and tax policies and suggest priorities for the country through evidence and by applying their own policy interests.  Lance and other speakers will also discuss public policy ideas and lessons for students interested in public service.     WHAT:         Student Government Conference with Congressman Leonard Lance WHERE:       Governor Livingston High School’s Ken Steifel Auditorium, 175 Watchung Blvd. Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 WHEN:         Saturday, May 7, 10am – 1pm This event is free and open to all interested high school students.  Interested students should sign up at  For more information, please call John Malone in Lance’s district office at 908-518-7733.    

2016 DNCC Internship Program

2016 DNCC Internship Program During July 25–28, 2016, in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Democratic Party will convene its quadrennial convention to nominate the 45th President of the United States. The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) is responsible for all aspects of the planning and execution of this Convention, from housing the delegates to convening Platform Committee meetings and producing the Convention’s live programing, seen by millions of people around the world. Continue reading

Super Tuesday YD Watch Parties

Yes, it's already here- Super Tuesday is just one day away! Tomorrow, more delegates to the U.S. presidential nominating conventions will be won than on any other day in this election cycle; traditionally, presidential candidates must do well on Super Tuesday to secure their party's nomination. Four New Jersey Young Dem organizations will be hosting watch parties for the event tomorrow, specifically in Atlantic, Bergen, Essex and Morris Counties.   Continue reading