LACYD Endorsed Candidate Joe Buscaino Sworn in to City Council
This week will be LACYD endorsed candidate Joe Buscaino’s first representing the men and women of the LA’s harbor area on the Los Angeles City Council since he won last month’s special election in Council District 15.
LACYD members joined City Controller Wendy Gruel, City Council President Herb Wesson, along with Councilmembers Eric Garcetti, Dennis Zine, Jose Huizar, Tony Cardenas as well as hundreds of supporters and community leaders in San Pedro to celebrate with Joe as the returns rolled in on election night.
Councilmember Elect Joe Buscaino celebrates his victory with supporters, friends, and family in San Pedro.
Joe, an LAPD veteran and a native of the harbor area officially entered LAPD reserves on Monday in advance of his swearing in.
|New Councilmember Joe Buscaino after being sworn in on January 31. (photo courtesy CD15)
LACYD General Membership & Endorsement Meeting
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Join the Los Angeles County Young Democrats at our first membership meeting of 2012!
In addition to discussing what we have planned for the year ahead (including the upcoming California Democratic Party Convention in San Diego on February 10), we will be voting to decide LACYD’s endorsements in three hotly-contested primary elections.
On Sunday, January 26, the LACYD Executive Board met to interview candidates running for Assembly District 50, 51 and 59. After meeting with some very impressive candidates, the board voted to recommend endorsement in two of the races and we were not able to reach the necessary consensus to issue a recommendation for the third race. These are simply recommendations, however. The actual endorsement of the largest young professional club in Southern California rests with you, the members. Please join us on Wednesday, February 8 to help decide which candidates will get LACYD’s support.The meeting will begin at 7pm, with speeches by candidates and the voting beginning around 7:45pm (please show up no later than 7:45 to make sure you are able to vote). Though prospective members and LACYD alumni and supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend, only LACYD members in good standing will be allowed to vote in the endorsement proceedings. Please visit www.lacyd.org/membership.php to find out more about how to become a member.
Please send any questions about this meeting to LACYD President David Graham-Caso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you on February 8!
LACYD Executive Board Recommendations:
Assembly District 50 – No Consensus
Assembly District 51 – Jimmy Gomez
Assembly District 59 – Reggie Jones-Sawyer
As well as the uncontested endorsements seen here
WHAT: LACYD February Membership Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:00pm until 9:00pm
(Enter behind 1714 N Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027)
California Young Democrats Convention
Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11
Every year, Young Democrats from across California come together to celebrate our successes, elect new leadership, and prepare for the coming year’s challenges and opportunities.
Please join the California Young Democrats at this year’s CYD Convention in San Diego (run concurrently with the CDP Convention from February 10-11) as we kick off the year with various trainings, meetings, hospitality suites, networking opportunities and entertainment.To help you prepare for San Diego, we’ve put together some important and preliminary convention information for you. Go to http://www.youngdems.org/convention-2012/ for information on:
Logo and Tagline Contest
It saves a lot of time to register in advance, so make sure to go to CYD’s website to register today!
If you have any questions about any of the above information or about convention in general, feel free to contact CYD at any time by emailing email@example.com
or calling us at (916) 595-3090
See you in San Diego!
We wanted to make sure our members were aware of some of the great events that will be happening over the weekend at the California Democratic Party Convention in San Diego. Most convention events are open to the public, so even if you aren’t a convention delegate (and you can be by signing up at the CYD Convention link above), you should consider taking a short road trip to San Diego for some excellent political parties!
Join young Dems from different parts of California for snacks, happy hour drinks, and free entry at the CYD Welcome Reception with the San Diego Young Dems.
Free craft pizza.
$3 Drafts and Craft Beer
WHAT: CYD Welcome Reception with the San Diego Young Dems
WHEN: Friday, February 10
WHERE: Bar Basic
410 10th Ave,
San Diego, CA 92101
Democrats for Israel – Los Angeles, the only Democratic club dedicated to promoting a strong US – Israel relationship will be hosting their annual Ice Cream Social in their hospitality suite.
WHAT: DFI – LA Ice Cream Social
WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 9pm
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA
Additionally, Gen44 will be teaming up with the Futuro Fund and Obama for America for an exciting event in support of the President:
LA City Redistricting
Los Angeles’ redistircting commission is continuing it’s tour of the city, gathering input from constituents in the once-a-decade redistricting process that will change district lines across the city. Draft boundries have been proposed for each of the 15 Council Districts and as Young Democrats it is critical that the redistricting commission hear from us!
Please see the schedule below for February community meetings.
Wednesday, February 1 @ 6:30PM
Wilshire Ebell Theatre 4401 West 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90005
Thursday, February 2 @ 6:30PM
Westchester Recreation Center, Gym 7000 West Manchester Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90045
Saturday, February 4 @ 11:00AM
Pierce College, The Great Hall 6201 Winnetka Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Monday, February 6 @ 6:30PM
Occidental College, Thorne Hall 1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA 90041
Wednesday, February 8 @ 6:30PM
LA City Hall, John Ferraro Chambers 200 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thursday, February 9 @ 6:30PM
Walter Reed Middle School, Auditorium 4525 Irvine Avenue Studio City, CA 91602
Saturday, February 11 @ 11:00AM
West Angeles Church Of God In Christ 3045 South Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
UCLA Seeking Politically Passionate Young People for Brain Imaging Study
–Must be age 18-30
–Participants will have an MRI scan
–Participants will complete standardized surveys, questionnaires, and diagnostic and cognitive assessments
–Study will take place at UCLA Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center on UCLA’s Westwood campus
–Study will require one visit of 3-4 hours
–Study session will take place between now and the end of February
–Participants will receive up to $100 ($25/hr), parking reimbursement, and a picture of their brain for participating
The goal of the study is to learn more about the neural systems that underlie imitation and social cognition
For more information, please contact:
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.
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