What does Pride mean? QT Blog & “Becoming Alice” video

What does Pride mean? Reflecting on the history and necessity of Queer Pride By Queer and Trans Caucus Chair, Alice T Crowe This last weekend saw the Seattle Pride Parade, where half a million residents partied with rainbows and glitter. Hundreds of groups marched — including this very caucus — with allies, queers, and trans […]

Meet our National Delegates!

This year Washington State will be sending 49 delegates 36 or under to the Democratic National Convention! Meet the six youth delegates who are also leaders in the Young Democrats of Washington: Have you met Noah? Noah is President of the Young Democrats of the University of Washington and the only Asian American national delegate […]

#StopOilTrains Week of Action, Environmental Caucus Blog

#StopOilTrains Week of Action, July 6-12 By: Ethan Fetz, New YDWA Environmental Caucus Chair July 6, 2016 Today marks the three-year anniversary of when a volatile oil train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Québec, incinerating the town center and killing nearly 50 people. This type of explosion remains a very real threat in cities and towns throughout […]

Opening on YDWA’s board – apply today!

The Young Democrats of Washington has a new position on our board open for applications. To apply, please send your resume and a paragraph on what you would do in the position to Lakecia.Farmer@ydwa.org. Applications close on July 7, at which point LaKecia, President and Taehlor, Vice President of Communications will share application information and […]

YDWA Gathers Signatures at County Conventions

This past Sunday at Democratic county conventions Young Democrats from five counties across the state. We gathered 405 signatures in Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston, Snohomish, and King Counties. Thanks to all of the Young Democrats who organized and gathered signatures, we were able to gather over 400 signatures for the Opportunity for Olympia, I-1433, and I-1491!

What’s Plaguing You?

Every year during the Passover Seder (ceremonial meal celebrating the beginning of Passover) it’s a tradition to dip a finger in your glass of wine and drip ten drops on your plate symbolize the ten plagues that hit the Egyptians. But in my family we also go around the table and each describe a “modern […]

Welcome Back Young Democrats of Skagit County!

The Young Democrats of Skagit County has recently reorganized and rechartered with the Young Democrats of Washington. The chapter was very active between 2008 and 2012, but has been on hiatus. On April 3, the chapter adopted their constitution and elected new officers: President Chance Young; Executive Vice President Malachi Simpson; Director of Finance Paul […]

YDWA 2016 Awards Recipients

Every year at the YDWA convention we hold an awards banquet to honor the hard work of our membership. It is an honor to announce our 2016 Award winners: Noland Hoshino, Honorary Young Democrat Matthew Yoo for planning the YDWA Campaign School, Best Young Democrat Event Josh Cole, The Fixer Caylyn Rolph-Tate, Rookie of the […]

YDWA 2016 Endorsements

Thank you to all the candidates who took the time to seek the endorsement of our organization. It means a lot that you value and prioritize the voices of young Democrats.  -Caylyn Rolph-Tate, YDWA Endorsements Committee Chair The following decisions were made based off of the recommendations of the committee, and then brought to the […]

Caucus Chartering

How to charter a caucus? YDWA Advocacy Director Genevieve Huard and Communications Director LaKecia Farmer will present on the rules and expectations of YDWA Caucuses at 11am Saturday February 27 in room “Discovery C” during YDWA Convention. The first step to working with YDWA to advocate for the issue you’re most passionate about is to […]

Announcing YDWA’s 2016 Legislative Priorities!

It’s time for YDWA Lobby Day 2016! We’re so excited to have Young Democrats from across the state join us in Olympia next Monday (February 15) to lobby on our 2016 legislative priorities. Don’t miss out! Register by tomorrow (February 11) and we’ll see you on Monday. Learn more about what to expect at YDWA’s Lobby […]