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2023 is still young, but we're already diving head-first into a new election season! Now's the time to get involved.
Here's what you need to know:
* Thanks to redistricting ([link removed]) , there are important City Council primaries this June; and we want to hear what you think about them! We're still deciding which races to get involved in. Dues-paying BYD members will recieve an Opavote email link to vote on which incumbents they'd like to see BYD support (we'll get to the open primaries soon—don't worry). Be sure to check your inboxes for the link; voting closes at 9pm on Thursday! (If you're not a BYD member, you can become one here) ([link removed]) .
* Join us ([link removed]) at Minnie's Bar in Sunset Park on March 2nd for our next general meeting! At the meeting, we'll hear from candidates from the districts our members select, as well as other key races across the borough.
+ We'll also be voting for some BYD Board positions, including our Regional Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer. Interested in applying for a BYD leadership position? Apply here ([link removed]) by 9pm February 23rd!
+ At the meeting, we'll also consider amendments to our club constitution ([link removed]) ; if you'd like to propose changes to the way BYD operates, email us (mailto:[email protected]) your idea by 9pm on Feburary 23rd.
If you want to get plugged in to local politics this election cycle, you don't want to miss this meeting!
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In Other News...
We had so much fun at our "We Are Young" Celebration last week!
A big thank you to everone that attended! With your help, we raised over $11,000 (a BYD fundraiser record!) that we can use to support young political leaders, fight Republicans, and build a better future for Brooklyn.
We're grateful for the crucial work of our "We Are Young" honorees—Council Member Chi Ossé, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, Christina Das, and Starbucks Workers United—for the elected officials, fellow clubs and community leaders supporting us, and for all of you who are taking a stand in support of young people in politics!
We've got a great year ahead; we're excited to share it with you!