March @ the Manhattan Young Democrats

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Spring may not have officially arrived yet, but it’s shaping up to be a beautiful week and MYD has got plenty of ways for you to enjoy the incredible weather!

Tonight come out and join us for our monthly general meeting. We’ll be talking about all of the great events we have coming up and ways for you to get involved. Congressional candidate Joyce Johnson will be dropping by to talk about her campaign.*

This Saturday MYD is heading out to Brooklyn to help get out the vote for State Senate candidate Lew Fidler. We’ll be knocking on doors from 1pm to 4pm, then grabbing a beer at a nearby pub. To sign up, email Kim:

And don’t forget to buy your ticket to the party of the season: MYD’s 3rd Annual Engendering Progress! We’ll be joined by keynote speaker City Councilmember Jessica Lappin who will help us honor some amazing women’s organizations. RSVP on Facebook HERE.

*MYD does not endorse candidates in a Democratic primary, but all candidates are welcome to come and speak to our membership. For more information on our policy, email MYD Political Director Andrew Goldston at

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
MYD March General Meeting
RWDSU, 30 E. 29th St., 5th Fl.
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join MYD for our March General Meeting! Learn a bit about MYD, network with other young people involved in politics and hear about exciting events coming up in the next month in Manhattan politics. Have something to say? Speak at member time after the normal agenda and get the word out. It all starts at 7:00 PM at RWDSU! Facebook event is available HERE. We’ll see you there!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
MYD March Post-Meeting Social
PS450, 450 Park Avenue South
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
After the General Meeting, head over to PS450 to relax, chat, and hang out with other active Young Democrats from around Manhattan. Chat with committee chairs about their work on issues and meet event organizers working across the city. We’ll be heading over right after the General Meeting and staying until late in the night. Facebook event is available HERE.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
DID / VID Candidate Forum and Endorsements
Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, 5th Floor, The Yellow Room
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Gather as Downtown Independent Democrats and Village Independent Democrats meet to endorse candidates for the 2012 primaries. DID will be endorsing a candidates for President, Senate, Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, Civil Court, Surrogate’s Court and State Committee, as well as nominating candidates for club positions elected in April. Facebook event is available HERE.

Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Brooklyn Invasion for Lew Fidler
Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, 5th Floor, The Yellow Room
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This Saturday MYD will be joining with our friends in Brooklyn in support of State Senate candidate Lew Fidler. Join us as we knock on doors for a great, progressive candidate! And because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, we are buying a beer for all of our hard-working canvassers! So come out to BK, knock on some doors and then join us for a drink. For more information e-mail Kim at

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
MYD’s Third Annual Engendering Progress
Greenhouse, 150 Varick Street
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Join MYD for our Third Annual Engendering Progress, a special event honoring women leaders, activists, entreprenuers and philanthropists. Honorees this year include Hollaback!, Catalyst and Engender Health. City Councilmember Jessica Lappin will deliever the keynote speech! This is one of MYD’s biggest events of the year and a packed house is expected, so RSVP early by clicking HERE. You can also check out the event on Facebook by clicking HERE. For questions, or to join the Host Committee, e-mail Jovana at

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Park River Independent Democrats Monthly Meeting
Council House, 241 W. 72nd St., 2nd Fl.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
MYD President Kim Moscaritolo speaks at Park River Independent Democrats on activism, engagement and how to involve young people in the political process. For more information e-mail Kim at

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
City Harvest Community Service Event
Mobile Market in Washington Heights
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Volunteer for a great cause by joining other Young Democrats at City Harvest’s Mobile Market in Washington Heights. MYD is committed to giving back to our community and we hope you can join us on the 24th. For further information, e-mail MYD’s Director of Community Service Jordan at

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Screening and Panel Discussion on Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Columbia University
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Learn how anti-choice organizations use crisis pregnancy centers to coerce women out of having abortions and using birth control. Watch a screening of the HBO documentary 12th and Delaware, then join a panel discussion with women’s rights experts. MYD is co-sponsoring this event with Columbia College Democrats, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, Planned Parenthood of NYC, the New York Civil Liberties Union and NOW-NYC. For further information, e-mail Jovana at

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Education Committee March Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join the education committee for our March Meeting and help elect a co-chair to help lead the committee in 2012. For further information, e-mail Sophia at

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
LGBT Committee Meeting
Desmond’s Tavern, 433 Park Avenue South (at 30th Street)
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Carry on the momentum from last year’s marriage equality triumph by attending the March meeting of the LGBT Committee! We’ll be meeting at Desmond’s Tavern at Park and 30th. For further information, e-mail Darryl at

Monday, April 9th, 2012
Women’s Issues Committee
Starbucks at 29th St. and Park Ave.
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join the Women’s Issues Committee as we wrap up Engendering Progress and plan for the future. For further information, e-mail Jovana at

*We do our best to make sure all the information here is accurate and up to date, but it is always a good idea to contact the event organizer to confirm*


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