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North Carolina YD's working on in-person voter registration

Via email from Melissa Price (NC)
Below is a great op-ed that was placed in the Fayetteville paper this week regarding our In Person Registration bill....

By Phillip Hunter Gilfus (Fayetteville) [VP of Cumberland County YD's]

I arrived in Mosul, Iraq, two months after the January 2005 elections, the nation's first free election in almost half a century. Despite the threats of widespread violence and terror, the Iraqi people went to the ballot box in droves, proudly displaying their purple ink-stained thumbs, symbolizing they had voted. Those purple thumbs were not only a source of pride for the Iraqis, but also for my fellow soldiers. They secured themselves a place in history by providing the opportunity for the people of Mosul and the larger Ninawah Province to take their first steps into a newborn democracy. The sense of accomplishment and hope for the future remained in the region, even after the ink had been washed off those thumbs.

Today in North Carolina, we have an opportunity to enhance our own democracy... Read more...

YDA Spring Conference and 1st Annual Revolution Roast

by Andrea Pagano (DC)
Young Democrats from across the country joined together in Omaha, Nebraska last weekend for a full weekend of trainings, speakers, and fun!  From New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's address to the Young Dems to the Roasting of YDA President, Chris Gallaway - Omaha was definitely buzzing with excitement.  Read more...

Young Democrats of Illinois Awards

(Via email)
Editor's note: Awards listings are usually great sources of ideas and inspiration and the 2007 YDI Awards are no exception.  Read more...

Program Idea: Maryland Young Democrats host Blue Barbeque at Minor League game

(Via email)
Bowie Baysox versus New Britain Rock Cats
Event will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet and Democrats from Central Maryland
Sponsored by: Anne Arundel County Young Democrats and Prince Georges County Young Democrats  Read more...

Fostering in a New Era

by Martin Flowers (IL)
There was an article in this weeks Chicago Tribune about local poltics and the role popular culture plays into the poltics of our generation. The series speaks of the importance of creating activism in young people. The Young Democrats of Illinois were featured by our South Chicagoland Young Democrats, the high school chapter.  Read more...

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