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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Happy Hour This Thursday
Still dating? Want to know more about the candidates? Please join us for Happy Hour this Thursday at 7 pm at Madison Grill. This month we are featuring Le’Wanna Heard, a representative from the Barack Obama Campaign, and Shelby Highsmith, a representative from the Joseph Biden Campaign, as they speak about their respective candidates and field questions.
Yes. Please Join YDG at Mary's East Atlanta for our YD Idol Karaoke Fundraiser! We are welcoming the Young Democrats of America Executive Director Alexandra Acker as she, along with the YDG Officers, will be singing all of the hits. YD Idol will be Monday August 20 at 8pm at Mary’s East Atlanta, 1287 Glenwood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316. Bring some extra cash, and your favorite officer will sing your request!
September 8-9 DFA will be in town to train those interested in campaigns management or for those interested in running for office some day. The trainings will take place at the CWA Local 3204, 307 Logan Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. If you RSVP before the date of the training, costs are $60 for General, $30 if Financial hardship. Otherwise, it is $70 day of the event.
Young Democrats of Georgia Unite Behind Page Gleason
Dear State Committee Members -
It is with profound pleasure that we write to you to ask you to join us in supporting and voting for our friend and fellow Democrat, Page Gleason, to be the next Female DNC Representative from Georgia.
We each have different stories about how we became Democrats. We all have different issues that drive our passions, but we all are united by a love of the Democratic Party and its ideals. We believe in a party of fairness and opportunity. A party that has compassion for people less fortunate than ourselves. A party that believes all children should be allowed to grow up and embrace their full potential. A party that embraces the equality of humankind. Even in the face of long odds, we embrace these ideals and we embrace the Democratic Party that embodies these ideals.
Page is one of the hardest working Democrats we have been blessed to work with in our collective years of involvement with the Democratic Party. Her passion and commitment are a brilliant example to us all, and it is an example that we all hope we can live up to in our own activism within the Democratic Party. Her steadfast commitment to training Democrats to be effective advocates and activists for the Democratic Party, engaging Democratic voters and turning them out to vote, along with her keen ability to think strategically about the steps we must take to regain the majority in Georgia has been an asset to the Young Democrats of Georgia and to Democrats throughout the state. She has not only been a mentor to us, but a true friend to each of us.
We, as young leaders throughout the state, are excited to work hand-in-hand with the Democratic Party of Georgia to convince the youth of Georgia that their best interests lie in voting Democratic, before the Republicanism of their parents takes root. We are determined to prevent a generation of Georgians from being lost to the Republican hate machine. Page Gleason is the right woman at the right time to go to the DNC and demand that the national party become a more significant player in Georgia again. We need someone who has chosen to build her life in Georgia, and who cares deeply about the WHOLE state, urban and rural, black and white, young and old. Page’s energy and dedication help inspire us to continue the good fight to achieve our goals of making the Democrats the majority party in Georgia again.
We strongly believe that Page’s experience, vision, and proven leadership ability make her the ideal candidate to begin the hard work of rebuilding Georgia’s relationship with the National Party, a vital step in the strengthening of the Democratic Party on the local, state, and national levels.
We hope you will join us in supporting and voting for Page Gleason on August 4 to be the next Female DNC Representative from Georgia.
Jason A. Cecil President, Young Democrats of Georgia State Executive Committee Member Decatur, GA
Rahsheim Wright Executive Vice President, Young Democrats of Georgia President, Chatham County Young Democrats State Committee Member Savannah, GA
Nicolette Allen Vice President of Finance, Young Democrats of Georgia Finance Chair, Young Democrats of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
C. Benson Manica Secretary, Young Democrats of Georgia Secretary, Young Democrats of Atlanta Secretary, Young Democrats of America, Southeast Region Secretary, Cobb County Democratic Committee Vice President of Programs, Young Democrats of Cobb County State Committee member, Democratic Party of Georgia Affirmative Action Committee member, Democratic Party of Georgia Vinings, GA
William Curry Treasurer, Young Democrats of Georgia 5th Congressional District Chair, Democratic Party of Georgia Secretary, Fulton County Democratic Party State Executive Committee Member Atlanta, GA
Billy Joyner National Committeeman, Young Democrats of Georgia President, Young Democrats of DeKalb County State Committee Member Decatur, GA
Jane Bradshaw National Committeewoman, Young Democrats of Georgia State Committee Member Atlanta, GA
Luisa Cardona Minority Caucus Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia McDonough, GA
Melissa Thompson Women's Caucus Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia Atlanta, GA
Griffin Wasdin President, College Democrats of Georgia President, Georgia Tech Young Democrats Atlanta, GA
Kirk Miller Chair, Charter and Bylaws Committee, Young Democrats of Georgia Chair, Rules and Charter Committee, Young Democrats of America Stone Mountain, GA
Haley Shank Charter and Bylaws Vice Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia President, Georgia Southern University Young Democrats Statesboro, GA
Christina McCoy Platform Committee Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia Athens, GA
Megan Mammarelli Platform Committee Vice Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia Vice President, DeKalb County Young Democrats Atlanta, GA
Gunner Hall Membership Committee Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia Savannah, GA
S. Patrick Coleman, Jr. Membership Committee Vice Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia Treasurer, Young Democrats of Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
Brad Barnes Membership Committee Secretary, Young Democrats of Georgia President, Young Democrats of Rome/Floyd County Member, Floyd County Democratic Committee Armuchee, GA
Bjorn Cole Campaigns Committee Vice Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia Atlanta, GA
Lance Helms Finance Committee Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia Atlanta, GA
Zach McFall Finance Committee Vice Chair, Young Democrats of Georgia President, Georgia State University Young Democrats Cedartown, GA
Lauren Winfield Finance Committee Secretary, Young Democrats of Georgia Milledgeville, GA
Angela Trigg Communications Director, Young Democrats of Georgia Post Seat Holder, Fulton County Democratic Committee State Committee Member Atlanta, GA
Daniel Fullerton Political Director, Young Democrats of Georgia Atlanta, GA
Timothy Moenk New Media Coordinator, Young Democrats of Georgia Sandy Springs, GA
Kevin Westphal Parliamentarian, Young Democrats of Georgia President, Cobb County Young Democrats Roswell, GA
Anthony J. Livington President, Gainesville State College Young Democrats Monroe, GA
Rachel Fullerton President, Wesleyan College Young Democrats Macon, GA
Cassandra Webster Past President, Chamblee High School Young Democrats Dunwoody, GA
Emily Schunior President, Young Democrats of Atlanta Post Seat Holder, Fulton County Democratic Party Atlanta, GA
Aaron Boyd Membership Chair, Young Democrats of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Allison Layton Campaigns Chair, Young Democrats of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Aaron Karp, Communications Chair, Young Democrats of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Carly Carros Policy Chair, Young Democrats of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Kristopher “Kip” Casto President, Savannah College of Art and Design Young Democrats Savannah, GA
Joey Drinkwater President, North Georgia College and State University Young Democrats Cleveland, GA
Jeremy Barr Co-President, Emory University Young Democrats Atlanta, GA
Kyle Bailey Past President, Young Democrats of Young Harris College Hiawassee, GA native
Tre' Easton Chairman, Young Democrats of Lamar County President, High School Democrats of Georgia Barnesville, GA
William “Jay” Stalnaker President, Taylor County Young Democrats Butler, GA