Fairfax Young Democrats had an AMAZING time at the 2018 Virginia Young Democrats convention hosted by the University Democrats at UVA. Our chapter combined with other chapters from every corner of the Commonwealth to conduct VAYD business and learn new skills to help us elect Democrats. Several members of the Fairfax Young Democrats were elected to leadership positions within the VAYD organization. VAYD is one of the most active statewide chapters in the United States with over fifty chapters.
This year the theme of the convention was "Our Voice". It was an opportunity recognize how different perspectives shape our opinions on policies and learning to be more accommodating of differing opinions. Our training focused on skills that would resonate with political campaigns like communications and fundraising. Many of these training opportunities were taught by other young professionals. Senator Tim Kaine, Governor Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring, and a bevy of other elected officials spoke to our members and thanked Young Democrats for their contributions in the 2017 election. Our FYD delegation was energized to get back to Fairfax County and help elect more Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. Look for pictures of our activities on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fairfaxyds.
Do you ever wonder how the government plan transportation projects? Are you interested in adding more sidewalks in your community? Do you want to know more about transportation plans, studies, and projects in Fairfax County?
Fairfax Young Democrats present Moving Around Fairfax. It is an evening dedicated to discussing transportation in Fairfax County. Fairfax County moves thousands of people every day through transit, highways, rail, and other transportation modes. Learn about the past, present, and future of transportation during a lively discussion.
Join the Fairfax Young Democrats for an expansive conversation about transportation in Fairfax County. The event will be held at Thomas Jefferson Library on May 14. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. To sign up, click here
We are pleased to have two special guests with expansive experience in the local transportation field. If you want to know more about transportation, you do not want to miss this event.
Fired Up! Ready to Go! These were the famous words that President Barack Obama used to electrify crowds all over the United States. It has seemed like there have been some pretty dark times lately but sometimes out of tragedy greatness can be born. On March 24, students from a Parkland, Fl helped organized one of largest youth-led protest movements in a long time. The message was clear: either congress members pass comprehensive gun reforms or prepare to get voted out of office. They had a straightforward plan for youths to register to vote and vote in the 2018 midterm elections. Fairfax Young Democrats are here to help with this goal.
Fairfax Young Democrats will be working with our partners to help flip the 10th Congressional District from an NRA backed Congressperson. We are gearing up to work in the community to get other young people engaged in this important election and we need your help! Join Fairfax Young Democrats and help us proclaim enough is enough.