June eNewsletter (June 21, 2012)

LACYD eNewsletter June 21, 2012
In This Issue
Softball – July 8
Poll Results
Laurel Awards – Save the Date
Election Results
Share Hope
Event Invite: Gen44 on 6/29
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Mission Statement


The Los Angeles County Young Democrats are dedicated to empowering young people to engage in the democratic process through education, opportunity and action in order to strengthen our influence in politics and policies that affect our lives.

2012 Executive Board


David Graham-Caso



Jeff Ebenstein

Vice President, Programming


Jason Levin

Vice President, Communications


Daniel Lopez

Vice President, Administration


Matt Hale



Antonio Villaraigosa, Jr.

Board Member


Aubrey Farkas

Board Member


Ben Harris

Board Member


Courtney Driver

Board Member


Darryn Harris

Board Member


Hannah Linkenhoker

Board Member


Max Freedman

Board Member


Steve Ferguson

Board Member


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June Newsletter

Annual Softball Game 
LACYD                           SFVYD
Sunday, July 8
Van Nuys / Sherman Oaks Park



For the last six years, the Los Angeles County Young Democrats have played our neighbors to the north, the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats, in a friendly (but usually competitive) game of softball.  This year, the annual softball game will also serve as the kickoff event for the Summer LACYD Voter Registration Drive!  


Please join us for a fun day.  Softball-players and spectators are all welcome!


In addition to hosting a family-friendly picnic and softball game, where you will be able to meet your fellow young Democrats (as well as a variety of elected officials and candidates), we will be handing out voter registration cards to all LACYD members in attendance.  After going out into their neighborhoods to register new voters, LACYD members will be able to return completed cards for a free ticket to LACYD’s night at the ballpark in mid-July (information about the game will be available soon).

Please send any questions about the game or Voter Registration Drive to LACYD President David Graham-Caso at d.grahamcaso@lacyd.org.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, July 8!



Annual LACYD vs. SFVYD Softball


Sunday, July 8, 2012
10:00am – Picnic
11am – Softball Game


Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park
14201 Huston Street
Los Angeles, CA 90064


For more information and to RSVP please head over to our Facebook event page.


Poll: Young Voters Look to 
Los Angeles County Young Democrats


From May 14 – 16, the renowned public research firm, Public Policy Polling, conducted a survey of 500 likely voters in Los Angeles to test opinion of the largest Young Democratic Club in the state of California, and to help predict the results of upcoming municipal races in Los Angeles.  


Find out who is leading the race to be the next Mayor of Los Angeles, what issues young people care about most and what voters think about marriage equality.


Read the press release, executive summary and complete crosstabs at the “LACYD’s 2013 Poll” webpage.


Once you take a look at the poll, check out the news coverage we received from the poll’s release: 


Los Angeles Daily News: Rick Orlov’s Monday Tipoff Column: Zev Yaroslavsky Could Shakeup L.A. Mayoral Race”


LA Observed: “Morning Buzz – June 18, 2012


Wave Newspapers: “Winning”

2012 LACYD Laurel Awards

Wednesday, July 25, 2012



July 25, 2012



Tree People

12601 Mulholland Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90210


RSVP on Facebook here

LACYD-Endorsed Candidates Triumph in June 5 Primary Elections 

38 of 40 LACYD-Backed Candidates Qualify for Runoff Elections


After hosting a series of four regional endorsement meetings to issue endorsements in more than 40 Los Angeles County-area races, the membership of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats voted to back a series of excellent candidates in the June 5 Statewide Primary Election.


Voters throughout the County followed LACYD’s lead, and a staggering 95% of the candidates endorsed by LACYD qualified for the November 6 runoff.  


 See Who Will Advance to the November 6 Runoff Elections on LACYD’s “Our Issues and Endorsements” Page.


A Message from Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman 

***Social Media Action Item***


(the following message was sent to Los Angeles County Democrats on June 19) 


Dear Fellow Democrat —


I’m proud of President Obama’s historic announcement ending the deportations of young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and providing them a method to apply for a permit to work.

Finally, these young people can stop living in the shadows and can now pursue the American Dream – a dream they grew up believing in and aspiring to achieve. 


Click the Image to Share on Facebook


Moments like this make the countless hours we all spend working to elect Democrats in California and across our country worth it.
Will you take just a minute to share LACDP’s “Hope for All” photo on Facebook? It will show your friends and family that you support our President in this courageous and important decision.


Thank you for standing with the Democratic Party and President Obama in the fight to ensure equality and justice for all.
Eric C. Bauman
Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Vice-Chair, California Democratic Party 

Event Invitation: Obama for America, Friday, June 29 

Join Obama for America and Gen44 for an evening reception with supporters like you in Los Angeles.




Obama Victory Fund 2012 – Gen44 Evening Reception

Special Guests:

Harper Reed – OFA Chief Technology Officer 

David Simas – Director of Opinion Research

Mitch Stewart – Battleground States Director  


Location TBA 

Address provided upon RSVP

Los Angeles, CA


Friday, June 29, 2012 

9:00 PM
Host Committee:

Jared Leto – Event Chair  

Steve Aoki
Darren Aronofsky
Maria Bello
Zach Braff
Connie Britton
Jordan Brown
Sophia Bush
Maegan Carberry
Pankit Doshi
David Fincher
Beau Flynn
Peter Frampton
Johnny Galecki
Jodi Gomes
Chris Hanley
Chris Kantrowitz
Todd Hawkins
Donovan Leitch
Allan Loeb
Pat Magnarella
Samantha Millman
David Morin
Eric Ortner
Catherine Park
Jason Putorti
Maggie Q
Zachary Quinto
Ian Somerhalder
Neil Strauss
Jim Toth
Marc Webb
Jason Weinberg
Pete Wentz
Olivia Wilde

To attend, please RSVP here:  https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/o2012-June29LosAngelesGen44Party?custom1=1519067

Thank you for your interest and involvement in the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.

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