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Thursday, July 14, 2005

YDA Action Caucus

Posted by Bob Brigham

Are you a reformer, under 35 and living in the Bay Area? If so, help Reform the Young Democrats:

[...] The Republican Party is very, very adept at cultivating a vanguard among its young partisans, and seeding the world with it. We're not. Unless progressives start taking youth organizations like the YDA much more seriously, the next generation of Democratic leaders is going to be another bumper crop of party hacks. What we need is leaders, not professional insiders, and for that it's going to take a sustained effort to change the culture of the YDA, both from the inside and from the outside.

The YDA has a lot of promise. There are some exceptional people in its ranks, at the local, state and national levels of leadership. But much of their work is wasted within an institutional culture that rewards connections and favor trading and does little to encourage activism. Let's help those leaders turn the YDA around.

If you're in the Bay Area, attend the kickoff party of the YDA Action Caucus:

Thursday, July 21, 7-9pm
Café du Nord (it's a bar, not a café)
15th and Market (by the Church Street Muni station)

Posted at 04:59 PM in Activism | Technorati