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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
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.
REQUIRED FOR UNDER 18 PARTICIPANTS — EMAIL TO [email protected] WHEN COMPLETE
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.
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..
The event is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.
YDA DNC Rep. Stephanie Campanha Wheaton
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Former Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope
DPVA Secretary and former VAYD President Isaac Sarver
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
Victor McKenzie Jr.