On Transgender People of Color

The People’s Caucus of Color has released a statement regarding the representation of Transgender People of Color.  Akua Asare-Konadu, the chair, can be reached at akua.asare-konadu@ydwa.org for additional comments. Basics Though there are many individual perspectives on Gender Identity the aim of this statement is to focus on representation of Trans People of Color (POC).  A good […]

YDWA’s 2015 Election Roundup!

Election season has come and gone, complete with a range of victories and losses for Democrats across the state. Here is YDWA’s 2015 Election Roundup! In an historic election, Yakima YDWA Priority candidate Dulce Gutierrez and Avina Gutierrez had decisive victories, becoming the first first Latino city council members! A third Latino candidate- Carmen Mendez- […]

First Presidential Debate and Straw Poll!

The true winners of the first presidential debate? Democrats! YDWA hosted a watch party at the West of Lenin theater in Freemont and gathered a crowd to hear the Democratic candidates debate policy, explain their voting records, and touch on their vision for America. With each attendant’s ticket they purchased a straw poll T-shirt, with […]

Paid Parental Leave: Good for the Whole Family

The YDWA Women’s Caucus posts monthly blog posts on topics related to all who identify as womxn.  This months post was written by Seamus Davis on a topic important to YDWA (paid parental leave was one of our lobby day topics last February). Although it is not guaranteed universally as it is in most other […]

Planned Parenthood: Will the Loss of John Boehner Help or Harm?

This post is part of a regular blog series from the YDWA Women’s Caucus. Today’s post was written by Amy Veneziano. John Boehner is … an ally? Yeah, we’re pretty surprised to be saying that, too. Boehner, the Speaker of the House and the cat-wrangler-in-chief of the Republican party, issued his resignation last week, effective […]

Paint the Town Blue: Yakima!

The Young Democrats of Washington headed back to Yakima this past weekend for our second annual installment of Paint the Town Blue! Our weekend long excursion kicked off friday night when YD’s from across the state convened at Johnny’s Lounge. Early saturday morning we met up with volunteers to support our YDWA priority candidate, Dulce […]

Planned Parenthood: Why Research is the better path

This post is part of a regular blog series from the YDWA Women’s Caucus. Today’s post was written by Amy Veneziano. A few weeks ago, an anti-abortion organization called The Center for Medical Progress released a video of a sting it ran against women’s health provider Planned Parenthood. In the video, members of the organization […]

Openings on YDWA’s board – apply today!

The Young Democrats of Washington have three positions on our board open for applications. To apply, please send your resume and a paragraph on what you would do in the position to Lynda.Foster@ydwa.org. Applications close on September 25, at which point Lynda will share application information and her recommendation with the general board, subject to […]

YDWA Day of Action for Eric LaBrant!

YDWA headed south to Vancouver this Sunday to support priority candidate Eric LaBrant for Port Commissioner. Under familiarly cloudy Washington skies, we spoke with Vancouver voters about critical local issues such as the proposed oil terminal and creating long term jobs, knocking over 630 doors! Thanks to the Young Democrats of Clark County for joining us, […]

Doing more than ever before, YDWA launches first ever Campaign School

The Young Democrats of Washington have been building our capacity to do great things – one of which was our first ever Campaign School. 32 Young Democrats, from as far as Bellingham, Vancouver, Wenatchee, Spokane, Pullman and Yakima, came to Seattle to learn campaign skills from industry experts. YDWA is committed to building a strong bench […]

Back to School: Why is my tuition lower?

Over the past five years, tuition at Washington’s four-year universities has increased 34%, and that’s adjusting for inflation. With a national average increase of 17%, Washington has fallen behind, and students are paying the price (literally). But wait! As college students across the state return to campus, they are being greeted by lower tuition bills […]