10 Steps to a Hillary Clinton Book Signing!

Step one: Show up at 5:00 am and get in line, before it goes on forever. Step two: Find all of the coffee. Step three: Bring entertainment, collect 90 signatures! Step four: Sell out of YDWA’s fundraising Hillary Clinton Buttons (we have more now if you want one). Step five: The line starts moving! We […]

YDWA Announces Our Top 7 Candidates

The Young Democrats of Washington’s campaign committee assembled to review and select the nominations of crucial races across Washington to be chosen as our campaign priorities. We are proud to announce our final list of 7 outstanding candidates, and to start organizing a YDWA day of action for each campaign! Read who we selected, and […]

Elizabeth Warren’s “A Fighting Chance” book reading

On May 29th, 2014, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) visited the University District in Seattle on a tour for her new book, A Fighting Chance, and we made sure to have a Young Democrat presence at such a rare event. Lynda Foster, the current President of YDWA, “didn’t consider herself easily swayed by political rhetoric, because […]

YDWA Endorsement Conference!

The Young Democrats of Washington had our Endorsement Conference on May 24th in Seattle. We had Young Democrats come from across the state to interview candidates. We had everyone from justices to incumbents to some new faces come and speak to us. Go to our endorsement page to see who YDWA has endorsed!  

Now Recruiting Pride Captains for YDWA’s Pride campaign!

Last year’s Pride campaign was a tremendous success – with Young Democrats participating in six Pride events across the state: Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Pullman and Spokane! This year we are at it again, looking to walk in parades and frolic in festivals and advocate for the Queer caucus’s priorities: stopping discrimination in the workplace, outlawing […]

Three Law Makers + the Women’s Caucus = One Great Time!

The YDWA Women’s Caucus gathered in Tacoma, WA, to meet three outstanding elected women to talk about how we can take on greater leadership roles within the Democratic party. A huge thank you to Senator Jeannie Darneille and Fircrest City Councilwoman Shannon Reynolds for starting the evening out by getting coffee with us and sharing […]

Volunteer with the Young Democrats!

At our Convention last weekend, we heard from Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson who spoke on the expanded role of money in politics. Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and McCutcheon v. FEC allow billionaires to pour unlimited amounts of money into races across the country. These decisions are especially devastating to young people like you and me […]

Shout out to our sponsors – you are the best!

Convention is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It pays for our operating costs, much of our programming, and this year funds our caucus projects. Each sponsor has made a tremendous difference to the success of YDWA’s 2014-2015 board, and we are forever thankful for their generosity. We’d also like to thank our 2013-2014 Legacy […]

Proud to Announce YDWA’s New General Board!

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 YDWA new board members! Over the next week we will update our website to include their pictures and bios so you can learn more about our fantastic team, but until then here are the YDs who were elected at our general session: Lynda Foster, President Sarah Kohout, Executive Vice President Israel […]

YDWA 2014 Convention Award Recipients

#YDWABabies all win awards (YD onesies!). Congrats to new #YDWAParents: Rob Dolin, Robin Ledbetter, Hillary Hunt, and Tillie Wakefield! We’re making sure your babies are set up to rule YDWA when their day comes. 2014 award winners (and their theme songs): Quarter life achievement award: Melissa Thompson Suddenly I see, KT Tunstall Rookie of the Year: […]

YDWA Convention 2014

Welcome to the Young Democrats of Washington Convention 2014 in Bellingham, WA! We have an exciting schedule planned, including fun programs and new, improved YDWA Caucuses. View our complete schedule. When you get to the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn, please check in on the second floor check-in table, located in near the meeting rooms. […]

Advisory notice: YDWA General Board Advises Change to Executive Board Positions

At the upcoming Bellingham convention, the YDWA general board will propose an amendment to the YDWA constitution. We would like to split the Vice President of Political and Legislative Affairs into two positions: “Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs” and “Campaign Director.” In the past this role has been covered by two separate executive […]