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
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Visit Us Online at:
JOIN LACYD


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

President

 

Jeff Ebenstein

Vice President, Programming

 

Jason Levin

Vice President, Communications

 

Daniel Lopez

Vice President, Administration

 

Matt Hale

Treasurer

 

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

 

Join Our Mailing List
 

June Newsletter


Annual Softball Game 
   vs.  
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!

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WHAT
Annual LACYD vs. SFVYD Softball

 

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

 

WHERE
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

7pm

 

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.

 

  

What:

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  

 
Where:

Location TBA 

Address provided upon RSVP

Los Angeles, CA

 
When:

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
Kenna

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.

May Meeting Reminder

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Meetings This Weekend!
Join Us This Weekend
Sunday – LACYD Endorsement Meeting
Saturday – Support Jimmy Gomez!
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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

President

Jeff Ebenstein

Vice President, Programming

Jason Levin

Vice President, Communications

Daniel Lopez

Vice President, Administration

Matt Hale

Treasurer

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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LACYD General Membership & Endorsement Meeting
SUNDAY, MAY 6

 

Join the Los Angeles County Young Democrats for our final endorsement meeting of the season! We will meet in the San Gabriel Valley to decide who the largest young Democratic Club in California will support in Assembly Districts 41, 49, Congressional District 35 and in the race to be the next Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Please send any questions about this meeting to LACYD President David Graham-Caso at d.grahamcaso@lacyd.org.Thank you! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
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WHAT
LACYD May Membership Meeting
WHEN
Sunday, May 6, 2012
3:00pm until 5:00pm
WHERE
Fronteras Mexican Grill and Cantina
118 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801-3511

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

Support Jimmy Gomez for Assembly!
SATURDAY, MAY 5

Please Join:

The Los Angeles County Young Democrats, State ControllerJohn Chiang, Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman, and the Northeast Democratic Club of Los Angeles,

for a reception in support of

Jimmy Gomez

LACYD’s endorsed candidate for the 51st Assembly District
WHEN

Saturday May 5th

4pm-6pm

WHERE

Hecho en Mexico

4976 Huntington Dr. South

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Suggested Contribution

$250 – Co-Host

$100 – Supporter

$50 – Individual

$25 – Student

For more information or to RSVP, visit Jimmy’s websiteor contact:

Stephanie Daily ∙ (310) 497-8162 ∙ dailysmith@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest and involvement in the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.
Please e-mail me at j.levin@lacyd.org if you have any suggestions regarding how to improve these communications.
Jason Levin
Vice President of Communications
vpcomm@lacyd.org

LACYD March Membership Meeting (and Valley Endorsements)

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March Membership Meeting!

Los Angeles County Young Democrats


March 6, 2012
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This WEDNESDAY
Don’t miss LACYD’s March Membership Meeting (and Valley Endorsement Conference)

 

This Wednesday! Come out to the IATSE Union hall in Burbank for the LACYD General Membership meeting where we will consider endorsements in four San Fernando Valley races.
This means Assembly Districts 39 and 46 as well as Congressional Districts 25 and 30. 
WHAT: LACYD March Membership Meeting
WHERE: I.A.T.S.E. Local 80
2520 West Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4529
WHEN: Wednesday, March 7
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information and to RSVP check out our Facebook event page by clicking here!

Please also mark your calendars for the following endorsement meetings*:
Wednesday March 28: Gateway Cities (AD57, AD58, AD63, CD38, CD44)
Wednesday April 28: San Gabriel Valley (AD41, AD49, SD25)
*Dates subject to change 

Thank you for your interest and involvement in the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.
Please e-mail me at j.levin@lacyd.org if you have any suggestions regarding how to improve these communications.
Jason Levin
Vice President of Communications
vpcomm@lacyd.org

LACYD February E-Newsletter

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Los Angeles County Young DemocratsFebruary E-Newsletter


February 1, 2012
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 d.grahamcaso@lacyd.org.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you on February 8!

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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.
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WHAT: LACYD February Membership Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:00pm until 9:00pm

WHERE: Rockwell

(Enter behind 1714 N Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027)
For more information and to RSVP please head over to our Facebook event page.

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:

Registration
Hotels
Schedule
Awards
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 convention@youngdems.org or calling us at (916) 595-3090.
See you in San Diego!

Convention Parties!
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!
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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
$5 Cocktails

WHAT: CYD Welcome Reception with the San Diego Young Dems

WHEN: Friday, February 10

WHERE: Bar Basic

410 10th Ave,

San Diego, CA 92101

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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
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Additionally, Gen44 will be teaming up with the Futuro Fund and Obama for America for an exciting event in support of the President:
WHAT: An Evening Reception Celebrating the California Democratic Convention
WHEN: Saturday, February 11th * 9:00 PM
WHERE: W Hotel San Diego
Great Room & Studios
421 W. B Street
San Diego, CA

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT COST $20 AND ARE LIKELY TO GO QUICKLY.  GET YOURS AT THIS LINK TODAY TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND!

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 
(Yes, Seriously)

Wanted:

–Healthy adults
–Must be age 18-30
Details:
–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:
Elizabeth Losin, Principal Investigator, at liz.ucla@hotmail.com

Thank you for your interest and involvement in the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.
Please e-mail me at j.levin@lacyd.org if you have any suggestions regarding how to improve these communications.
Jason Levin
Vice President of Communications
vpcomm@lacyd.org
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