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2023 Winter Meeting

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You can find a wide variety of important information about #YDANoVA on this page, which will be updated throughout the next several weeks.

The Virginia Young Democrats invite you to join us in Arlington, Virginia from December 1 through December 3 to see what Virginia is all about, while also being a stone’s throw away from the Nation’s Capital. Right across the Potomac from DC, Arlington is home to the Pentagon, the final resting places of President John F. Kennedy and Medgar Evers at Arlington National Cemetery, and where almost all of your US Senators live the majority of the time. We invite you to come hear from Virginia state and local elected officials and organizers on why state and local elections are the most important

And that is why our programming will be centered on our theme: “All Politics is Local”, where we emphasize the overwhelming importance of State and Local elections and offices in our everyday lives and the tremendous influence they have on shaping America’s political landscape. We will be featuring speakers from all over Virginia to talk about organizing for state races, organizing in rural areas, turning out voters in diverse and differing areas of the state, and running for office as a Young Dem.

Registration, Lodging, and Conference Facilities 

 Registration and Payment*

$50 – Advance — Available until 11:59 PM ET on 11/3/2023
$60 – Standard — Available until 11:59 PM ET on 11/30/2023​
$75– On-Site — Begins after 12:00 AM ET on 12/1/2023

Click here to apply for a Registration Hardship Waiver

Important Note: you must register by the end of the day on November 17 to receive a printed credential.

Hotel and Lodging

Lodging available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Crystal City  (300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA 22202). This is a refundable, reduced rate that has meals, wifi, and other amenities all accounted for in the cost.

Under 18 Participant Waiver


Scheduling Information

Please direct any questions or concerns about the schedule to [email protected].


Information on Meeting Business

This section will be updated as proposals are submitted and approved by the various committees. 


Resolutions must have been submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, November 3, to  YDA Secretary Lezlie Braxton Campbell at [email protected]. You can find the resolution template by clicking this link.

No resolutions were submitted by the submission deadline. Please reach out to YDA Secretary Lezlie Braxton Campbell at [email protected] for more information.

You can click here to view our current platform or click here to view previously approved resolutions.

Charter and Standing Rules Amendments

Charter and Standing Rules must have been submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, November 3, to  YDA Secretary Lezlie Braxton Campbell at [email protected]. You can find a current version of the Charter and Standing Rules by clicking this link.

You can view the Rules Committee report by clicking this link.

Per the YDA Charter, an amendment to the Charter shall contain a title, the names of all members who sponsor the amendment, a brief description of the amendment and why the amendment is being submitted, each section of the Charter showing how it is being amended.

Draft National Committee Agenda


Proxies are due two hours before the start of the National Committee Meeting on Saturday, December 3rd. It is recommended that you submit your proxy by 12:00 PM EDT on Saturday, December 2nd, to ensure your proxy is received and any corrections can be made.

Remote Participation

All members of the National Committee may participate virtually during the National Committee meeting on Sunday, December 3rd. Registration must be completed two hours before the start of the National Committee Meeting on Sunday, December 3rd. The email address you register with must be the address on file with YDA Secretary Lezlie Braxton Campbell. You can click here to view remote participation procedures..

YDANoVA Sponsors

The event is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.

Diamond Sponsor:

YDA DNC Rep. Stephanie Campanha Wheaton

Platinum Sponsor:

Former Virginia Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Gold Sponsor:

Senate Majority Leader Scott Surovell

Former Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw

National Education Association

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Silver Sponsor

Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08)

Virginia State Senator Ghazala Hashmi

Virginia Delegate Alfonso Lopez

Arlington County Board Member Takis Karantonis

Retired Colonel Eugene Vindman

8th Congressional Democratic Committee

Grassroots Dems HQ

Michelle Deatrick


Bronze Sponsor

Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope

DPVA Secretary and former VAYD President Isaac Sarver

Tazbir Alam

Corey Barton

Pamela Montgomery

Katherine Kerkering

Harrison Roday

Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin

VA DNC Member and former YDA President Atima Omara

VA DNC Member Dave Leichtman

DPVA AAPI Caucus Chair – Praveen Meyyan

VA 2nd CD Chair Sandra Brandt

VA 8th CD Chair Margo Horner

VA 10th CD Chair Zachary Pruckowski

VA 11th CD Chair Manisha Singh

DPVA Veterans and Military Families Chair Charley Conrad

Arlington County Democratic Committee Chair Steve Baker

Arlington County Democratic Committee Deputy Chair Mike Hemminger

William Crawley

Maggie Godbold

Sandra Klassen

Victor McKenzie Jr.

Frederick Nelson

John Nowadly

Paul Ruiz

Holly Wallace

Aurelio Agelviz