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  Samantha · [email protected]
May 14, 2024 at 10:00 PM

AYD wants your questions for the County Board candidates!

And congratulations to the winners of the School Board Endorsement Vote!John, Did you see the northern lights? If you did, I'm super happy for you and not jealous at all for your access to cooperative weather. Love that for you. Anyway.  With the school board endorsement in the rear view mirror, it'…
  Samantha · [email protected]
May 9, 2024 at 10:22 PM

The County Board Candidates answer YOUR questions and the school board endorsement is live!

Voting, asking questions, running for delegates - May is great month to have your voice heard!John, I told you I was taking a nap - but now our busy April is behind us (and then some) and it’s time to get back to work! While early voting is live for the Arlington County Board Primary, you may be loo…
  Samantha · [email protected]
April 23, 2024 at 3:57 PM

Join AYD at Highline RxR tonight for an Earth Day Happy Hour!

Happy mother's day to our mothers and to Mother Earth!John, Phew, what a month so far - we’ve been to Roanoke, we’ve hosted debates, we’ve put our dancing shoes on for Blue Victory - how are you hanging in there? I’ve been napping a lot. I think we should hang out and catch up - what better chance t…
  Samantha · [email protected]
April 16, 2024 at 4:31 PM

The AYD/ArlDems School Board Forum is TONIGHT!

Plus we're back from Roanoke, and a busy April is still ahead!John, As you’re reading this, I’m just now unpacking my bags from Roanaoke (don’t judge me). Arlington showed UP for convention, speaking up at discussions, getting elected, and rocking the karaoke mic - you made me proud to be AYD (check…
  Samantha · [email protected]
April 11, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Roar into April with AYD!

Celebrations, Primaries, and MORE!John, Are you packing your bags for the VAYD Convention? Do you have your outfit planned for Blue Victory? Can you feel Election season roaring to life? I hope your canvassing shoes and your dancing shoes are ready for April; mine are! If you’re not in the election …
  Samantha · [email protected]
April 1, 2024 at 5:03 PM

Happy Easter, Happy Trans Day of Visibility, and a jam-packed April with AYD ahead!

Big day for eggs.John, March comes to a close with gorgeous weather and Spring holidays still in full swing - Enjoy this beautiful close to the month, Happy Easter to those celebrating today, and let’s get excited for April!  The Women Empowerment Forum has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 2nd! Lo…
  Bryant Atkins, President of AYD · [email protected]
March 26, 2024 at 9:49 PM

RESCHEDULED: Women Empowerment Forum/General Body Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we must reschedule our March GenBod meeting to April 2nd at 6:30 PM.  RESCHEDULED: Women Empowerment Forum/General Body MeetingHi John,  Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are rescheduling our Women Empowerment Forum to next Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:30 PM. We will st…
  Samantha · [email protected]
March 25, 2024 at 9:56 PM

Women Empowerment Forum with Doorways is tomorrow! (March 26th)

Come hear from Jan-Michael Sacharko, Director of Development!John,The change of seasons has brought many of our traditions together to observe something beautiful about our world, our faith, and our neighbors. I hope this week brings you meaning and joy, and I hope you’ll join us for part of it.  To…
  Samantha · [email protected]
March 20, 2024 at 5:24 PM

Cheers to Change Happy Hour Tonight!

Spring is springing, and more opportunities to network, learn, and honor the role of women in our history are ahead!John, It’s peak bloom! Are you braving the spring break crowds to check out the views and wish Stumpy (And his 157 friends) farewell? Whether at the basin or at one of our events, come…
  Samantha · [email protected]
March 12, 2024 at 11:00 AM

March into Women's History Month with AYD!

Spring is springing, and more opportunities to network, learn, and honor the role of women in our history are ahead!John, Anyone else spring forward and it cause them to be a week late for stuff? Just me? Anyway, I had a great time meeting and learning with you in February, and I'm excited to kick o…
  Samantha · [email protected]
February 26, 2024 at 6:15 PM

The AYD Civil and Economics Rights Forum is TOMORROW!

(Tuesday the 27th, if you're reading this a different time). And get your party clothes ready; Blue Victory is ahead!John,  It’s the home stretch of February! I hope you’ve gotten to hang with us and take advantage of all the opportunities there have been this month to learn about the rich Black His…
  Samantha · [email protected]
February 20, 2024 at 1:58 PM

History Tours, Democracy Happy Hours, and POSTCARDS TO THE FUTURE ahead!

Look back, imagine forward, press on!John,  What a week! We met and mingled with fellow lovers of democracy, we learned about some deep sobering history of our neighborhoods, and hopefully made some space for someone special (even if that special someone was you - take care of yourself, friend.) But…
  Samantha · [email protected]
February 13, 2024 at 7:01 PM

History Tours, Democracy Happy Hours, and POSTCARDS TO THE FUTURE ahead!

Look back, imagine forward, press on!John, Sound off - whose lunch today is still game day appetizer leftovers? Whether your breakfast of champions included cold buffalo dip or not, I hope this finds you energized and ready to face the week ahead. There's lots of folks to meet and history to learn t…
  Samantha · [email protected]
February 5, 2024 at 5:47 PM

Do you have a date with Democracy?

(if you like us, check yes)John, Happy February! January is behind us, annual planning meetings are in the books, and love is in the air as the store aisles turn pink with candy and cards. This month we have more opportunities to meet your fellow Dems, and some great chances to hear from local leade…
  Samantha · [email protected]
January 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM

The Caucuses Need YOU!

The platforms are set, the year is ahead, let's go!John, We have successfully re-orgged (leave me alone, spellcheck, that's what we did!) Last week we got the caucuses together and discussed the issues important to us as Young Dems, and it was great to hear us share our goals for our community. You …
  Samantha · [email protected]
January 23, 2024 at 5:00 PM

CORRECTION on VAYD Convention Location; Caucus Reorg Today!

VAYD Convention 2024 will be held in Roanoke, VA this year. We apologize for the confusion.John, If you made it out to the New Year New Member happy hour, I'm so glad you came! I loved seeing so many new faces that braved the cold to learn how to get involved with our community (If you talked with m…
  Samantha · [email protected]
January 22, 2024 at 11:00 PM

Caucus Reorg Meeting Is Tomorrow!

Get involved!John, If you made it out to the New Year New Member happy hour, I'm so glad you came! I loved seeing so many new faces that braved the cold to learn how to get involved with our community (If you talked with me, hi again!). I hope the past snow and the coming rain haven't dampened your …
  Samantha · [email protected]
January 14, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Connecting, re-organizing, and serving for the year ahead

Back to work!John,  How are you settling in to 2024? Whether you've been crushing it on the New Year New Me habits, are carrying on business as usual, or already have a bunch of scribbled-out pages in your fancy new planner I hope you're being kind to yourself; there's a whole year ahead of us with …
  Samantha · [email protected]
January 3, 2024 at 5:27 PM

Happy New Year! Let's hit the ground running!

What's coming up for us? For YOU?John, I hope your holidays were restful if you celebrated, your new year is off to a strong energized start, and that you remembered how your job worked when you got back (I sort of did.)  First things first: this Friday, January 5th is the deadline to sign up for VA…
  Samantha · [email protected]
December 18, 2023 at 9:43 PM

ArlDems Re-Org Voter Form Deadline is 7:00 PM TODAY

Register to vote in the ArlDems re-org by 7:00 PM today! John, As foretold in the last newsletter, I am Samantha Perez, your new secretary! I know we are at peak "let's circle back to this after the holidays" season so I'll keep my first email short:  I'm writing to remind you that the deadline for …
  Yint & Samantha · [email protected]
December 14, 2023 at 2:40 AM

'tis the season of transitions

Don't forget to register to vote in the ArlDems reorg!John, I hope this email finds you ready to hibernate for the rest of the year. But before you log off for the holidays, I just have a few final things to share so bear with me. Get it? Hibernate? Bear? I crack myself up.   Anyway, on Wednesday, J…
  Yint · [email protected]
December 5, 2023 at 2:40 AM

Holiday Festivities + Your complete 2024 AYD E-Board

don't forget to vote in the AYD awardsJohn, Alright, there are a lot of things I need to go over with you so let's just dive straight into it.   First off - Thanks for sending in the nominations, now I need you to vote in the AYD Awards! Voting will close on Thursday, 12/7 at 5pm. So vote now!  The …
  Yint · [email protected]
November 29, 2023 at 7:12 PM

bundle up - it's brunch & award season

YDA meeting this weekend in Arlington!!John, Here I am once again in your inbox to let you know of all the fun stuff that's happening.   Tickets are on sale for our annual Holiday Brunch, happening December 9th over at Fire Works Pizza in Courthouse from 1:30-3:30pm. We are also looking for event sp…
  Yint · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 9:11 PM

Meet your 2024 E-Board + YDA Winter Meeting

so looong to the outgoing 2023 e-boardJohn, This could be my last email to you but tbd we're still figuring out the logistics of transition. Anyways, last night, we elected our Executive Board for 2024! Here's the rundown of who's who:President - Bryant AtkinsVice President - Phebe CarlsonTreasurer …
  Yint · [email protected]
November 14, 2023 at 7:18 PM

AYD E-Board Elections on Thursday

Check out candidate statements and vote for next year's E-BoardJohn, First of all, thank you so much to every single one of you for working so hard this year. Last week's election results were the result of all the time, energy, and effort you put in. AYDs were knocking, calling, texting for the las…
  Yint · [email protected]
November 7, 2023 at 11:16 AM

POLLS ARE OPEN [it's election day]

go vote plsJohn, It's Election Day!!! Polls are now OPEN and will remain open until 7pm.  Follow this link to find your polling location and GO! VOTE!  - Yint   Arlington Young Democrats Arlington Young Dems1235 S Clark StSuite 207Arlington, VA 22202United States If you believe you received this m…
  Yint · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 11:54 PM

Election Day is TOMORROW

What's your plan to vote?John, ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW! Do you have a plan to vote? Do you know where you're voting?  Polls open at 6am and will remain open until 7pm.  Follow this link to find your polling location and make a plan to vote ASAP.  Check out our upcoming events and more:  Upcoming e…
  Yint · [email protected]
November 3, 2023 at 2:15 PM

It's GOTV weekend, do you know where you're knocking?

Swing districts right outside ArlingtonJohn, Do you know where you're knocking tomorrow? You've had your fun during Halloweekend but now it's GOTV weekend - time to get to work.   If you are not part of the Hampton Roads delegation for this weekend, I have a canvass for you in NOVA right outside Arl…
  Yint · [email protected]
October 31, 2023 at 12:39 PM

Can you feel that chill in the air? It's all coming to an end

ArlDems meeting tomorrow night + Election DayJohn, You've received so many emails from me, but I promise it's all coming to an end soon (I'll explain more later). But right now, AYD is laser-focused on Tuesday, November 7th - Election Day.   Abortion rights, lgbtqia+ rights, climate, affordable hous…
  Yint · [email protected]
October 27, 2023 at 8:09 PM

Spooky spooky Halloweekend

Stroll through Arlington and snap pics of the best Halloween decorJohn, Boo! It's the spookiest time of the year. Less than two weeks before Election Day - a day that can determine if sweater vest Glenn will haunt us forever.   I come to you with a quick and urgent ask. If you're not headed down wit…
  Tenley · [email protected]
October 23, 2023 at 5:02 PM

See you at our Halloween Happy Hour TONIGHT!

Don't forget to sign up to canvass for Russet Perry this weekendJohn,  See you at Freddie's tonight at 7pm for our Halloween Happy Hour! Costumes are optional but very much encouraged. Make sure to stick around afterwards for Freddie's nightly karaoke! And tomorrow night, October 24th, make sure to …
  Tenley · [email protected]
October 18, 2023 at 10:14 PM

Come canvass in Fredericksburg this weekend!

And join us for a Halloween Happy Hour next MondayJohn, Last chance to sign up for this weekend's canvass out in Fredericksburg, VA with VAYD for Joel Griffin (SD 27) and Joshua Cole (HD 65). We'll be heading out Saturday morning around 10am to arrive at the 12pm canvass launch. Meet up details give…
  Yint · [email protected]
October 12, 2023 at 7:29 PM

So many things over the next few days

Campaign training TONIGHT and AYDs hitting Arlington doors on SatJohn, Here's what's happening. Put these on your calendar if you haven't already:  AYD Campaign Training is happening tonight at 5:30pm, right before we hop on to the VAYD Bi-weekly Phone Bank.   AYDs are hitting Arlington doors to Get…
  Yint · [email protected]
October 6, 2023 at 3:06 PM

Reminder: Tonight is Knocktoberfest!

B-I-N-G-OWill I see you tonight, John?   Our Knocktoberfest fundraiser with the ArlDems Joint Coordinated Campaign starts at 6:30pm at the Boardroom in Clarendon. And you won't want to miss. Even if you can't stay for the whole night, you should still stop by for however long you can! There will be …
  Yint · [email protected]
October 4, 2023 at 8:15 PM

Knock your fears away this spooky season

AYD Knocktoberfest this Friday!!John -   Do you know what's scary? Glenn Youngkin completely controlling the Virginia General Assembly. Youngkin's PAC just raised over $4 million in 48 hours from billionaire donors -- all to capture complete control of the GA.  We're 34 days from Election Day. And E…
  Yint · [email protected]
September 27, 2023 at 3:33 PM

Tonight we cheers, this weekend we knock.

NOVA YD Happy Hour tonight over at Hops N Shine, 7pm!John -   Last week was the annual Earth, Wind, and Fire holiday. Do you remember the 21st night of September? Did the stars steal the night away for you? While you think back on what happened that night, here's what's happening with the AYDs.   TO…
  Yint · [email protected]
September 20, 2023 at 4:36 PM

Campaign Season Heats Up As Temps Fall

AYD Foreign Policy Forum TONIGHTJohn -   I have a question to ask you. Are you team sweater or team shorts? As temps fall, I'm seeing that some folks are already in sweaters while some stubbornly cling on to shorts (and the summer that is now long gone). While you ponder the answer to that -- here's…
  Tenley · [email protected]
September 13, 2023 at 5:48 PM

Come canvass for Russet Perry & Marty Martinez!

Deadline to sign up is tonight, 9/13 at 11:59pmJohn -   This Saturday, September 16th, we'll be heading to Loudoun County again to canvass for Russet Perry, Marty Martinez, and the rest of the VA Dems down the ballot. If you're interested in joining us to canvass for these extremely important races…
  Yint · [email protected]
September 6, 2023 at 6:59 PM

Canvass with AYD & crush Glenn like a grape

and buy your Knocktoberfest tickets before prices go up!John -   First things first, AYD represented by yours truly took first prize at the annual Labor Day Chili Cook-Off. That's not all, our fellow AYD member and Democratic nominee for County Board Maureen Coffey, who was represented by AYDs Meg &…
  Yint · [email protected]
August 28, 2023 at 7:39 PM

Come hang with the AYD E-Board Tomorrow Night!

as August slips away like a moment in time...John -   Please join us in congratulating our two newly elected members of the AYD E-Board: Vice President Phebe Carlson and Community Service Director Rhea Simon!   Tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 29th at 7pm -- the AYD E-Board will be hosting our monthl…
  Yint · [email protected]
August 22, 2023 at 5:08 PM

REMINDER: AYD Special Elections Tomorrow! & Candidate Statements

Happy Hour next week at Highline RxRJohn -   Quick reminder that tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 23rd, at 6:30pm in the Hickory Room at Lubber Run Community Center, we will be holding special elections to fill the Vice President and Community Service Director vacancies on the AYD Executive Board. …
  Yint · [email protected]
August 17, 2023 at 1:26 AM

AYD Special Elections + Fall Campaign Season

& come meet your e-board at this month's happy hourJohn -   Next week, at 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 23rd at Lubber Run Community Center, we will be holding special elections to fill the current vacancies on the AYD Executive Board. We are searching candidates for Vice President and Community …
  Yint · [email protected]
August 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM

August (AYD's version)

Don't forget our Membership BBQ on SatJohn -   The long, lazy summer lull is quickly giving way to the fall campaign season. We hope you're ready. It's a busy month ahead.  AYD is finalizing our campaign plan, so keep an eye out for that. We'll be canvassing and phonebanking for candidates in Arling…
  Yint · [email protected]
July 27, 2023 at 9:05 PM

AYD Clothing Drive!

+ membership BBQ + moreJohn -   This Saturday, AYD will be hosting our Donuts & Donate: Clothing Drive from 10am to 1:30pm at Arlington Central Library. We're partnering up with USA Clothing Drive for this project. More details on this event below.   And next Saturday, August 5th, will be our an…
  Tenley · [email protected]
July 19, 2023 at 10:24 PM

Meet the Candidates Happy Hour TONIGHT!

Check out our Nats Night, Clothing Drive, and upcoming BBQ!John -   Reminder that AYD's Meet the Candidates Happy Hour is TONIGHT, July 19th at 7pm at Spider Kelly's over in Clarendon! We have almost all of our entire Democratic ticket in Arlington attending, so be sure to come meet, mingle, and he…
  Yint · [email protected]
July 14, 2023 at 1:59 PM

Come meet our Democratic ticket for November

Also AYD Night Out to a Nats game!John -   The primaries are over and we are full steam ahead to the general in November. Don't miss AYD's Meet the Candidates Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 19th at 7pm. We have almost all of our entire Democratic ticket in Arlington attending, so be sure to come meet…
  Tenley · [email protected]
July 5, 2023 at 10:16 PM

July events HOT off the presses

Join us for a Meet the Candidate Happy Hour, Clothing Drive, and more!John -   First off, thank you to everyone who came out to our Pride Month Happy Hour last week. We had an incredible time, and it was great to see so many of you!  We just launched several events for July, from a Meet the Candidat…
  Tenley · [email protected]
June 26, 2023 at 8:48 PM

Pride Month Happy Hour is TONIGHT!

And congrats to the Arlington Democratic Primary winnersJohn -   Reminder that our Pride Month Happy Hour is tonight over at Freddie's Beach Bar at 7pm! Stick around afterwards for Freddie's nightly karaoke. We hope to see you there! And congratulations to the winners of last week's Arlington County…
  Yint · [email protected]
June 20, 2023 at 10:01 AM

Primary Election Day is TODAY!

Polls are open from 6AM to 7PMJohn -   Today is Primary Election Day in Virginia! Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. It's time for you to go vote! Check out what's on your ballot and where your polling location is here.  And when you're done voting, make sure to join us at Celtic House at 7pm for our j…
  Yint · [email protected]
June 16, 2023 at 8:49 PM

Early Voting Ends TOMORROW + Juneteenth Events

have you voted?John -   Early voting for the June primary election ends tomorrow Saturday, June 17th! So if you haven't voted, it's time to go cast your ballot! Polls are open 6am until 7pm on Tuesday and make sure to join us at Celtic House afterwards for our joint Primary Election Watch Party wit…