As our high school students go back to school in the coming weeks, we would like to make a request. Fairfax County has twenty-six high schools. Every school does not have a young democrats club. If you attend a school without a young democrats club, please consider starting one this year. It is an excellent opportunity for leadership development, future training, and civic engagement with your fellow students. Fairfax Young Democrats is available to assist with your club to help make the high school organization successful. If you are interested in starting a new high school democrats club in your high school or you would like to get connected your club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are quickly approaching the upcoming school year and there is a large need in our community. There are children in our community that will need school supplies and backpacks for the upcoming school year. There is a large need for backpacks for middle and high schoolers in our community. Non-profit agencies will receive the supplies and distribute them out to the community. One of the pillars of Fairfax Young Democrats is to be a service-minded organization in our Fairfax County community. Fairfax Young Democrats collected school supplies donations in July. If you would like to donate directly to the organizations, we have provided links below:
Northern Virginia Family Services: http://www.nvfs.org/backtoschool
Secretary Hillary Clinton’s has selected Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on the 2016 Democratic Presidential ticket. Virginia Young Democrats released a statement about Senator Kaine selection as Vice Presidential nominee:
"Senator Kaine has dedicated his life to fighting for Democratic values like civil rights, public education and economic security," said Jamie Nolan, President of VAYD. "He is a true public servant who has served the Commonwealth well for more than two decades. Virginians love Senator Kaine for his fierce advocacy, level-headed leadership and warm spirit. Secretary Clinton could not have made a better choice for her running mate. We can’t wait for America to fall in love with Senator Kaine too.”
“Over the last eight years, President Obama has achieved a lot. More than 18 million Americans have access to quality healthcare, all Americans can marry the person they love, and the unemployment rate has been cut in half. If we’ve seen nothing else from the RNC, it’s that Trump is committed to rolling back this progress,” said James Lewis, VAYD Executive Vice President. “Virginia Young Democrats are united in stopping Trump. We will do whatever it takes to elect Secretary Clinton and Senator Kaine and keep our nation moving forward.”
Senator Tim Kaine has been a friend to the Fairfax Young Democrats over the years and we will work hard to bring victory to the Democratic ticket in the fall.