CYD November Election Endorsements! 

Calling all Young Democrats! Just a reminder that the below are the official CYD Endorsed Candidates and Ballot Measures.  Contact for any clarifications. California Constitutional Officers: Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown (Governor) Gavin Newsom (Lieutenant Governor) Alex Padilla (Secretary of State) Kamala Harris (Attorney General) John Chiang (Treasurer) Betty Yee (Controller) Dave Jones (Insurance Commissioner) […]

On This Patriot’s Day, Let’s Remember Those Who Have Served 

Fellow Young Democrats: Today we honor those who have lost their lives and the people that responded to the tragedy with steadfast determination. The attacks were meant to cause divisive feelings, but only served to unite fellow Americans. In the shadows of these attacks, we weren’t blue or red or green Americans, we all collectively […]

California Democratic Party is Hiring! 

NOW HIRING GOTV DIRECTORS Position Summary: The California Democratic Party is recruiting for full-time, experienced Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) Directors to work in targeted districts through the 2014 cycle. GOTV Directors will work along-side field directors to fine-tune and execute each district’s GOTV plan. The role of a GOTV director will vary based on local needs, but […]

Happy Juneteenth! 

Fellow Young Democrats: On this day, 149 years ago, America’s disgraceful practice of allowing one human being to own another was brought to an end. As General Order #3 was read in Galveston Texas, the reach of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation stretched to all corners of the United States. Upon that General Order, the […]

#CYD14 Updates 

We are closing in on the 2014 CYD Convention (#CYD14) in Los Angeles! Just a reminder that we are closing online registration on Friday, February 28 at 11:59 p.m. Once again, ALL Young Democrats who register for our Convention will have admission to the CYD Party, meetings, trainings, panels and hospitality suites.  After online registration closes, […]

2014 Statewide Endorsements 

Congratulations to all the candidates who won the endorsement of the California Young Democrats today. For reelection: Governor Jerry Brown Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Attorney General Kamala Harris Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson We are also proud to support Senator Alex Padilla for Secretary of State, Speaker John A. Perez […]

A Wrong Has Been Righted… 

Today, the Supreme Court validated what Young Democrats have known all along – that discrimination is un-American. The court struck down two laws that have been a blemish on our democracy; the Defense of Marriage Act, which restricted federal rights for legally married same-sex couples and Proposition 8, which stripped same-sex couples of the right

CYD Commemorates LGBT Pride Month 

A Special Message from CYD President John Vigna   44 years ago, on a hot and electric night in New York City, members of our community who patronized the Stonewall Inn finally had enough – enough of the persecution, enough of the raids, enough of the shame being hurled at them from every quarter.   […]

Your 2013 Executive Board and Appointments 

Young Democrats! . We had an eventful convention 2 weeks ago and I was humbled by your overwhelming support to become the next President of the California Young Democrats. I would like to give a special thanks to Immediate Past CYD President Jennifer Longley for her service and commitment to this organization. I am also honored to serve […]

Convention Registration Now Open! Deadlines for Registration and CYD Elections! 

Just a reminder that the California Young Democrats Convention on April 12-14, 2013, at the Sacramento Convention Center! . We have quite a few deadlines fast approaching. Please read below for deadlines on convention awards and running for office!  . CONVENTION . Once again, ALL Young Democrats who register for our Convention will have admission […]