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

New Jersey Young Dems endorse the NJ Democracy Act!

The New Jersey Democracy Act, most recently passed by the Senate at the end of June, would expand current voting measures in New Jersey to allow for greater access to the right to vote. Along with many organizations such as ACLU-NJ and New Jersey Working Families, New Jersey Young Democrats are officially in full support of this vital piece of legislation.  Continue reading

NJ Assembly Campaign Headquarters are Opening!

A number of campaign headquarters for this cycle’s NJ Assembly elections will be opening this month! Here's a list of HQ openings for various district elections: LD4 - Saturday, August 22nd, 10AM-12PM 5501 Route 42 Turnersville-Peppercorn Plaza Turnersville, NJ 08012   LD7 - Monday, August 17th, 6PM 4313 Route 130 South, Suite B3 Edgewater Park, NJ 08010   LD11 - Thursday, September 10th, 5:30-7PM 501 Grand Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712   LD38 - Thursday, August 20th, 6-8PM 479 N Midland Ave, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663, USA Continue reading