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Fellow Young Democrats!

As the California Young Democrats prepares for the 2018 midterm elections, we once again plan to meet in conjunction with the California Democratic Party at the State Convention February 23 through 25 in San Diego. Last year we expected 400 participants and had over 650!

Join CYD in committee and caucus meetings; engage in strategic planning; elect new officers; and shape the future of our organization and the Democratic Party!

The CYD Convention is held concurrently with the California Democratic Party Convention. For more information on the CDP Convention, please click here.

Registering for the CYD convention will give you a credentials pass to all CDP and CYD activities; a commemorative item TBD; and, for chapter delegates, an opportunity shape CYD endorsements and CYD officer elections.

Early Registration is open and runs through January 26, 2018 at 11:59pmClick here to register now at the early registration rate of $50 per person before regular registration ($60) or late registration ($75) prices are implemented.

Registration prices go up to $60 on January 27, 2018. After February 8, 2018 late/on-site registration prices begin which are $75 per person. Registration for Young Democrats that are also DSCC delegates is just $40 per person through February 8, 2017 (you must present your DSCC credentials at time of CYD registration to qualify for this reduced rate).

We will also need 20 volunteers to help with various things like registration, setting up events and meetings and more. Volunteers must commit to volunteering for two 2-hour shifts and sign a Volunteer Agreement. There are only 20 volunteer slots available, but they get a reduced Convention Registration fee of $25. If you would like to volunteer, register at the Volunteer Rate for $25 and you will be contacted at the beginning of February to sign a Volunteer Agreement and schedule your two 2-hour shifts!

Starting February 9, 2018 late and on-site registration will cost $75 per person and there is no guarantee if you register late or on-site that you’ll get a commemorative item so don’t wait until the last minute! Click here to register today and save money!

Check back on this page starting January 22, 2018 for more details and an agenda which will be released. The bulk of CYD’s meetings and events will take place at the San Diego Convention Center.

CYD has secured a union hotel room block at the Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina exclusively for CYD Members for only $105 per night for single or double occupancy. YOU MUST HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE CYD CONVENTION TO BE ELIGIBLE TO STAY IN OUR ROOM BLOCK. All individuals who try to book a room in our room block, but haven’t registered for CYD’s Convention, will have their hotel reservations cancelled. So, register for the CYD Convention first by clicking here, and then call the Best Western Island Palms Hotel at 1-800-922-2339 or 1-619-222-0561 and identify yourself as a Member of the California Young Democrats to book your room today. All rooms must be booked by Friday, January 26, 2018 so register and then book by calling 1-800-922-2339 or 1-619-222-0561.

The hotel is located at 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California 92106 which is approximately a 20 minute drive to the San Diego Convention Center. CYD will be running a shuttle on Friday afternoon/evening, into Saturday at 1am, and then again all day Saturday through Sunday morning at 1am for CYD Members to get to and from the CYD/CDP Convention at the San Diego Convention Center. All riders of the CYD Shuttle will be required to show their CYD Registration Credential in order to utilize the shuttle bus. Parking at the Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina is $10 per night, per car. Parking at the San Diego Convention Center varies but can be as high as $35 which is why CYD is providing a shuttle for our members to get to/from the Convention Center.

Elections will be held for the following CYD offices: President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Operations, Secretary, Parliamentarian, Political Director, both National Committeepersons (must self-identify as different genders), and Communications Director.

In addition, each region will caucus to elect a new Regional Director.

All interested candidates must submit their notice of intent to run to Secretary Xochitl Medrano at before Friday, January 26, 2018.

Bylaw amendments have been submitted and will be considered by the CYD Rules Committee on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at this year’s convention. We will be hosting two conference calls for chapter leaders to provide feedback and walk-through the proposed amendments as well as providing copies of the proposals in advance. More details will be provided shortly.

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego at the 2018 CYD Convention February 23-25!

Democratically Yours,

Eddie Kirby
CYD President


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