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

Latino Millennials are the Answer

The 2016 elections are upon us, and the Latino vote will be instrumental for Democrats to claim the White House in 2016. Recent studies show that there are 27 million, or 11.95% of Latinos, registered to vote, up by 4 million since 2012. Latinos comprise 10% of the electorate. Continue reading

Union County’s Razo Tapped to Lead Latino Caucus for NJ Young Dems

Union County’s Razo Tapped to Lead Latino Caucus for NJ Young Dems By Max Pizarro | 02/17/16 7:55pm Continue reading

PolitickerNJ Covers POTUS Politics at NJYD Conference

Stewart Maer Goes Toe-to-Toe With Wiz in Clinton V. Sanders Princeton Showdown By Max Pizarro | 02/14/16 2:30pm Continue reading

'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