VAYD Responds to the Lack of a TrumpCare Vote

VAYD Responds to the Lack of a TrumpCare Vote
Alexandria, VA - VAYD President, James Lewis, released this statement following Speaker Ryan's decision to pull the American Health Care Act - AKA TrumpCare - from the House floor:

"What happened today in the House was chaos before care. 

Despite 7 years of 'repeal and replace' rhetoric, Republicans had and still have no plan when it comes to health care. Once it became clear that they'd lose this vote, they packed up their toys and went home.

Sadly, we know that today's victory is temporary. They'll come back, likely with a worst bill. 

The Virginia Young Democrats will continue our full-throated advocacy for life-saving Medicaid expansion in Virginia.

In November and in 2018, VAYD stands ready to hold Republicans accountable for their efforts to strip 24 million Americans of health insurance.

2017 VAYD Convention



March Fairfax Young Democrats Meeting

It has been a busy couple of weeks since our last Fairfax Young Democrats meeting. We marched and protested in DC. We wrote, called, and emailed our local elected officials about the new administration cabinet nominees  We organized together to develop our thoughts and plans for the upcoming year. Join Fairfax Young Democrats for our March general meeting on March 29 at Pohick Regional Library. Our meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. We will be recapping past events, the VAYD convention, volunteer opportunities in our community, 2017 primary candidates, and barriers for young people getting involved in Virginia politics.

Our special guest for the evening will be Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn. Delegate Filler-Corn has over two decades of experience in both the public and private sectors, working across party lines to make a difference in the lives of all Virginians. In the House of Delegates, Eileen is a member of the Transportation Committee, Finance Committee, and the Commerce & Labor Committee. In November of 2015, she was elected Vice Chair for Outreach of the House Democratic Caucus. She previously served as the House Democratic Whip. Delegate Filler-Corn won decisive victories during the 2017 General Assembly with her legislation that dealt with consent education and improving access to birth control. If you have any questions, email us at