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  Yint · [email protected]
June 7, 2023 at 4:15 PM

Air Quality: Code RED

stay indoors as much as you can folks!John -   The air quality in the region has declined dramatically over the last 48 hours. Smoke from wildfires in Canada have blanketed the entire northeastern seaboard of the country. According to the National Weather Service, poor air quality can lead to diffi…
  Tenley · [email protected]
May 22, 2023 at 9:48 PM

The AANHPI Heritage Month Event is this Tuesday!

Hope to see you thereJohn -   Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the joint ArlDems AANHPI, Black, and Latino Caucuses and AYD Arlington County Board Candidate Debate last week! We are also so grateful to all the candidates for their participation. It was an incredible event with great tur…
  Yint · [email protected]
May 16, 2023 at 12:20 PM

Arlington County Board candidates to face off in primary debate [TONIGHT]

and congrats to Miranda Turner!!John -   First things first, thank you all for coming out to vote in the school board caucus. And congratulations to Miranda Turner for receiving the Democratic endorsement for her candidacy for Arlington School Board. We are looking forward to electing her to office …
  Yint · [email protected]
May 10, 2023 at 5:42 PM

INVITE: Arlington County Board Candidate Debate

And have you voted in the School Board Endorsement Vote?John -   Primary season is in full swing here in Arlington. And it's time to go vote! The Arlington Democrats are currently holding our school board endorsement vote this week and you need to cast your ballot if you haven't done so. Here's wher…
  Yint · [email protected]
April 24, 2023 at 5:37 PM

[TONIGHT] School Board Forum

one of these 2 candidates will be the Dem nominee for school boardJohn -   The School Board Forum is happening TONIGHT at 6:30pm at the Hickory Room at Lubber Run Community Center.   AYD and the ArlDems AAPI, Black, & Latinx Caucuses are jointly hosting this event ahead of the school board caucu…
  Yint · [email protected]
April 20, 2023 at 5:06 PM

School Board Forum + Richmond round-up!

and don't miss AYD Earth Day happy hour tonight!John -   There's a lot happening, and we hope to give you all the information you need in one place: here.   As we get closer to the June primaries, now is the time to hear from the candidates running for office. On Monday, April 24th at 6:30pm, AYD al…
  Yint · [email protected]
April 11, 2023 at 9:48 PM

Richmond or bust: dollar dollar bills y'all

plus moreJohn -   An AYD delegation is heading to the annual Virginia Young Democrats Convention this weekend in Richmond. But the truth is, we're falling short of our fundraising goals to support our delegation.   One of the central missions of AYD is to foster and nurture the next generation of De…
  Yint · [email protected]
April 7, 2023 at 5:10 PM

Blue Victory Dinner & Blue Victory After Dark [Early Bird Gets the WORM]

and other updates including VAYD convention!John -   It's time for the biggest annual event for the Arlington Democrats and Arlington Young Democrats: Blue Victory Dinner and Blue Victory After Dark! This year's BVD and BVAD is on Saturday, April 29th at the Hilton Arlington in Ballston.   And EARLY…
  Yint · [email protected]
March 21, 2023 at 8:02 PM

Reminder: Women Empowerment Forum TONIGHT

And don't forget to register for VAYD ConventionJohn -   Reminder that the AYD Women Empowerment Forum is tonight at 6:30pm at Shirlington Library. We have a great program featuring presentations from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and Doorways. We will also be collecting donations for Doo…
  Yint · [email protected]
March 15, 2023 at 7:07 PM

Buckle Up AYDs - it's busy season

St Patty's Happy Hour Tonight!John -   Quick reminder that our St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour is tonight at Samuel Beckett's Tavern at 7pm. We hope to see you there! As we head into yet another election cycle, things are expectedly ramping up. In this commonwealth, there are no off years.   The Virgin…
  Yint · [email protected]
February 28, 2023 at 7:30 PM

TONIGHT: Black History in Arlington

6:30pm at Arlington Central LibraryJohn -   Reminder that the "Black History in Arlington" Lecture is tonight. We hope to see you all at the Arlington Central Library Auditorium at 6:30pm. Dr. Scott Taylor, president of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, will be presenting at this joint event b…
  Tenley · [email protected]
February 21, 2023 at 5:46 PM

UPDATE: "Black History in Arlington" Lecture Postponed

The event is now February 28th at 6:30pmJohn -   UPDATE: The "Black History in Arlington" Lecture has been moved to Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30pm and the location has moved to the Arlington Central Library Auditorium due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize for the late notice!  Dr. Scott Taylo…
  Tenley · [email protected]
February 16, 2023 at 10:46 PM

See you tonight at our "For the Love of Democracy" Happy Hour!

Join us next week for our "Black History in Arlington" LectureJohn -   We hope to see you tonight at 7pm for our "For the Love of Democracy" Happy Hour! Location is Matchbox in Pentagon City.  Make sure to join us next week for our joint AYD & ArlDems Black Caucus "Black History in Arlington" Le…
  Yint · [email protected]
February 4, 2023 at 2:04 PM

What's happening with the AYDs?

for the love of democracyJohn -   This will be a short email. We hope you're all staying warm as we make it through this blast of cold air.  We've extended our caucus chair application deadline, so please submit your applications here by Monday, February 6th at 6pm.  On February 16th at 7pm, we are …
  Yint · [email protected]
January 25, 2023 at 3:32 PM

Don't miss the AYD Caucus Reorganization meeting!

so great seeing everyone at our new year happy hourJohn -   It's time to organize the AYD Caucuses for 2023! Every January, under the direction of the AYD Political Director, AYD reorganizes our six issue-based caucuses for the upcoming year. These caucuses are each headed by a caucus chair or co-c…
  Tenley · [email protected]
January 18, 2023 at 11:01 PM

See you at our new year happy hour!

MLK Day, New Year Happy Hour, AYD Caucus Reorganization, and more!John -   Thank you to everyone who participated in events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this past Monday. Several of us had the opportunity to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beloved Community Celebration put on by the…
  Yint · [email protected]
January 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM

Happy New Year from AYD! Here's what's coming up in 2023!

New Year Happy Hour, AYD Caucus Reorganization MeetingJohn -   We hope all of you had a restful holiday break and a happy new year! We're kicking off 2023 with our New Year Happy Hour next week on Wednesday, January 18th at 7pm (location TBD). This is a great event to start getting involved and me…
  Tenley · [email protected]
December 7, 2022 at 11:13 PM

Join us for our Holiday Brunch this Saturday!

Tickets are $25 for AYD dues-paying members and $35 for everyone else!John -   AYD now has a full 2023 Executive Board! Thank you to all our outgoing 2022 E-Board Members, we had an incredible year thanks to all of your hard work. A hearty congratulations to all the new elected and appointed office…
  Tenley · [email protected]
November 15, 2022 at 8:03 PM

Join us for AYD Executive Board Elections

See you tonight at 6:30pm John,   I'd like to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers this past campaign season. We helped Don Beyer, Matt de Ferranti, and Bethany Sutton win their elections in Arlington. We helped Abigail Spanberger win in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District and Jennifer We…
  Yint · [email protected]
November 15, 2022 at 1:50 AM

Re: Gun Violence at UVA

AYD StatementJohn -   The Arlington Young Democrats extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis, Jr., D’Sean Perry, and the entire community of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville.  We are deeply saddened and enraged by the deaths of these thre…
  Yint · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 12:31 PM

POLLS are OPEN: this is your Election Day reminder to VOTE

besties go vote pleaseJohn -   THIS IS YOUR REMINDER TO GO VOTE!!!! It's Election Day and you have a civic duty to drag everyone you know to the polls.  Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. Look up your polling location and go! vote!  And make sure you cast your ballot for the Democratic ticket. There a…
  Yint · [email protected]
November 7, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Do you know where your polling location is???

ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW The name of the game is turnout. It's Election Day tomorrow and everything is going to come down to whether we can turn out the Democratic votes that we know are there.   That includes you, John, have you voted? Have your friends and family voted? If you did not early vote,…
  Yint · [email protected]
November 3, 2022 at 9:04 PM

It's now or never: GOTV

put on your canvassing shoes because we need to get out the voteJohn -   The final countdown to election day is well underway. Already 31,988,292 early votes have been cast according to the US Elections Project. But we know that each election could very well be decided by just a few dozen votes her…
  Yint · [email protected]
October 25, 2022 at 3:20 PM

Spooky Election Season

2 weeks till election day but first a halloween happy hourJohn -   Election Day may be two weeks away, but the election is happening right now. Early voting has begun all over the commonwealth. It's time to go vote!  But do you know who you're voting for? There are three offices on the ballot for A…
  Yint · [email protected]
October 17, 2022 at 3:55 PM

Today is the LAST day to register to vote in Virginia!

Join us and canvass for candidates in PA this SaturdayJohn -   Three weeks from now there is going to be an election. From school board seats to governor mansions and control of Congress, this is an election that will shape the course of our country and our communities. A reminder to all that toda…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
October 14, 2022 at 8:24 PM

Golden Gala, Wexton AAPI Canvass Launch, & More!

Sign up to help out this campaign season!John -   We have a lot of opportunities between now and Election Day to help get Democrats elected up and down the ballot and we hope you'll sign up to volunteer!  But first, we'd like to promote N Street Village's Annual Shero Walk happening this Saturday, …
  Yint · [email protected]
September 27, 2022 at 8:59 PM

Trivia time: Name the governor who issued a directive attacking transgender students' rights

It's time for Knoctoberfest!John -   One quick thing: AYD Trivia Night Happy Hour is tonight at 7pm at The Board Room over in Clarendon. We hope to see you there!  And ICYMI - Governor Glenn Youngkin is attacking transgender students' rights. Late last Friday, his administration issued an order to …
  Tenley · [email protected]
September 21, 2022 at 8:46 PM

Join us for AYD's Foreign Policy Forum tonight!

come canvass with us this Sunday!John -   Our AYD Foreign Policy Forum is tonight at 7pm! Here are our forum panelists:Arash Azizi - PhD candidate in History at NYU and author of “The Shadow Commander: Soleimani, the US, and Iran's Global Ambitions”Abe Silberstein - Freelance writer and commentator…
  Yint · [email protected]
September 16, 2022 at 12:57 PM

Get your ticket for Knocktoberfest 2022!

canvasses, forums, trivia nights, and moreJohn -   Election day is getting closer and we have so many opportunities for you to donate your time and funds to help us fight to get Democrats elected up and down the ballot this November!   Check out our AYD Foreign Policy Forum next Wednesday, Septembe…
  Yint · [email protected]
August 30, 2022 at 10:04 PM

The Fall Campaign Season

put away your beach towels & put on your canvassing shoesJohn -  Let's get ready to rumble. The fall campaign season is upon us and we've got House seats to defend, Senate seats to flip, and a progressive agenda to fight for. Every door you knock, every call you make, every voter contact is a r…
  Yint · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 4:48 PM

Don't miss the Arlington County Fair!

& some events before the campaign seasonJohn -  August is slipping away like a moment in time, bringing us closer and closer to the fall campaign season. Before summer leaves us, we have a few events coming up for the rest of the month.   Don't miss out on one of the largest free events on the …
  Yint · [email protected]
July 26, 2022 at 9:36 PM

AYD Special Election & Resolutions Meeting Tonight!

And an AYD outing to Nats v. Mets!John -  We hope you were all able to beat the heat this weekend! A huge thank you to everyone who came out and helped organize the Interfaith Eid Celebration last Wednesday and to everyone who joined us and all of our volunteers for our annual AYD Membership BBQ th…
  Yint · [email protected]
July 20, 2022 at 6:31 PM

Don't miss AYD's Membership BBQ this Saturday!

And we hope to see you tonight at ArlDems Eid CelebrationJohn -  As a scorching heatwave barrel towards the DMV region, this is your reminder to drink water, and keep yourself hydrated.   The Arlington County Democrats are hosting the 5th Annual Interfaith Eid Celebration tonight at 6:30pm at Lubbe…
  Yint · [email protected]
July 12, 2022 at 4:32 PM

Glenn Youngkin's plan to run for president, ban abortion while 300 state employees resign

Upcoming events in July including our membership BBQ John -   Glenn Youngkin barely just got to the governor's mansion in Richmond, and now he's already planning to run for president in 2024. Yes, you read that right, John. Glenn's gearing up to run for president. And in the meantime, he's running …
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
June 27, 2022 at 10:15 PM

Join us for our Pride Month Happy Hour tonight at Freddie's!

Update on primary election, our statement regarding Roe, and upcoming events John -   Last Tuesday, we saw incumbent Congressman Don Beyer win his primary for Virginia's 8th Congressional District against primary opponent Victoria Virasingh. We congratulate and look forward to working with Congress…
  Tenley O'Hara · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 3:58 PM

It's Primary Election Day, Virginia!

Go vote, come to our Primary Watch Party, then help us celebrate Juneteenth and Pride this weekend! John -   It's Primary Election Day, Virginia! If you have not already voted, polls are open until 7pm! You can find your voter info here.   Make sure to join us tonight for our Primary Watch Party at…
  Yint · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 6:04 PM

Summer in full swing

Happy hour tonight at 6pm! John -   It was great to see so many faces at Pride this past weekend. We hope you had a blast, we sure did.  Don’t miss our Veterans & Foreign Affairs Caucus Happy Hour starting at 6pm tonight over at Rebellion on the Pike.  Reminder that the last day to vote early i…
  Yint · [email protected]
June 9, 2022 at 10:25 PM

A weekend of events!

March For Our Lives + DC Pride John -   On Saturday, June 11th, March For Our Lives is holding a nationwide protest to call on our elected officials to address the gun violence plaguing our country. AYD will be joining the march, if you'd like to participate - we're meeting up at 11am on the steps …
  Yint · [email protected]
May 31, 2022 at 5:43 PM

Happening Tonight: AAPI Heritage Month Happy Hour!

Ending May on a high note John -   As temperatures rise and spring turns to summer in our swamp, we’re thrilled to host our May happy hour tonight honoring AAPI Heritage Month! We’re doubly excited to co-host this event with the Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia (DAAV) and the Arlington Democr…
  Yint · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 5:26 PM

Uvalde, Texas

AYD grieves with America John -  It is with profound sadness and deep resignation that I write to you today.    Another community has gone through what is a uniquely American horror. This kind of tragedy has happened far too many times in our country, and without meaningful action to address the gu…
  Yint · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 8:04 PM

AYD Candidate Forum Tonight

How to help Buffalo Attack victims John -   AYD would like to express our profound and deepest sympathies to the people and communities affected by the horrific act of racial violence that occurred in Buffalo, NY over the weekend. We stand in solidarity with Black Americans who are hurting and heal…
  Yint · [email protected]
May 11, 2022 at 12:46 AM

The Fight for Abortion Rights

May is AAPI Heritage Month! Hey John -   Justice Alito’s leaked draft opinion called the landmark 1973 decision on Roe v. Wade — which constitutionally enshrined the right to abortion — “egregiously wrong.” The draft opinion as written strikes down the right to abortion. This is nothing short of an…
  Yint · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 2:10 PM

Don’t miss out on Blue Victory After Dark!

Ticket Sales Extended! And don't miss our Future of Arlington Forum Hey John -   We're going to keep this email really short and sweet. If you haven’t bought your ticket for Blue Victory After Dark — you’re in luck! We just extended our sales. Come dance the night away, have fun in our photo booth,…
  Yint · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 1:46 PM

The happy hour to celebrate our floating rock in space

Earth Day, VAYD Convention Recap Hey John -   Coming in hot with news of an upcoming hip happy hour happening on a cool rock floating in space. Don’t miss AYD’s Earth Day Happy Hour at Spider Kelly’s this Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm! There will be trivia! We also hope to see you at our annual Blue …
  Yint · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 8:11 PM

Last chance to get Early Bird BVAD tickets!

History with KBJ Hey John -   We dream and we strive everyday for a more just and equitable society — for a more perfect union. And yesterday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history with her confirmation as the first black woman in the history of the United States to serve as an Associate Justice …
  Yint · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 4:19 PM

Are you registered for the VAYD Convention?

It’s a month full of festivities. Hey John - We’re headed to an April full of events!  Reminder to register for the Virginia Young Democrats annual convention from April 8th-10th in Alexandria, Virginia before the deadline this Friday, April 1st.  A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our Wom…
  Yint · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Happy Spring!

AYD Women’s Leadership Forum tomorrow night Hey John -  Spring has sprung! The cherry blossoms are peaking and I hope you are too.   Tonight, March 22nd at 7pm, the Arlington Young Democrats are hosting our Women’s Leadership Forum. Our panelists for the night are: Del. Briana Sewell, Virginia House…
  Yint · [email protected]
March 14, 2022 at 8:51 PM

VAYD Convention

Annual Statewide Convention happening in Alexandria Hey John -   Sliding into your inbox at the last minute to remind you of our St. Patty’s Happy Hour tonight at Ireland’s Four Courts at 7pm!  One big update we have for you is that the Virginia Young Democrats (VAYD) are having the annual conventi…
  Yint · [email protected]
March 9, 2022 at 2:50 AM

The Luck of AYD

The rainbow ends at Ireland’s Four Courts this year Hey John -  We’ll keep this short and quick. It’s time to break out the green and the Guinness.  If you want the luck of AYD to shine on you for the rest of 2022, make sure to join us at Ireland’s Four Courts on Monday, March 14th at 7pm for our m…
  Tenley · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 10:56 PM

Happy Women’s History Month!

More info on how to help Ukraine, upcoming events, and more Hey John -   Happy Women’s History Month! We hope you’ll join us for our monthly happy hour where we’ll have a toiletry drive for a local women’s shelter, as well as our Women’s Leadership Forum happening later in March.  Also, as the situ…