Reminder: FYD Lobbying Days started TODAY and tomorrow we'll join many other organizations at noon on the Capital steps demanding legislators act on Gun Control NOW!
FYD-endorsed candidate underdog candidate Margaret Good for Florida flipped House District 72 in the Special Election on February 13th!! Congratulations Margaret! Thanks to all the Young Dems and volunteers, including our president, Jake Sanders, who were getting out the vote today! This is the Democratic Party's 36th legislative flip nationwide since President Trump's inauguration. #FlipFloridaBlue
Our statement on the resignation and behavior of former Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel:
“We strongly believe in upholding the value of respect for all people, regardless of race, national origin, age, gender, sex, disability, familial status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Sexual harassment is never acceptable, and we strongly condemn the inappropriate actions of former Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel towards women. We must work to ensure there is permanent change in the culture, workplace or otherwise. We stand with the women who made the courageous decision to speak out and as a result move us all forward. As an organization, we look forward to the opportunity to work with a team with the integrity to uphold our values and lead our party to many victories in 2018.”
We are excited to announce our endorsement of Margaret Good for Florida today!
“The Florida Young Democrats are proud to support Margaret Good for State House District 72,” said President Jake Sanders. “Margaret is the kind of candidate everyone hopes to see on their ballot. Someone who is in touch with her community and who will fight for the priorities we hold dear. We can count on Margaret to focus on supporting our workforce and growing Florida’s economy, standing up against the corporatization of Florida’s public education system and protecting our environment for future generations.”
Meet Alexandria Ayala, our new Political Director!
Alexandria Ayala is a political consultant with a background in government affairs and local, state and national campaigns. She has a Political Science and Journalism Studies degree from the University of Central Florida. During her time at UCF, she worked on three state wide campaigns before managing the district office for now Orlando area State Senator, Victor Torres. During the 2016 election, she was a Finance Assistant on the Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate campaign. Afterwards, she served as the Campaign Manager for Rachelle Litt for Palm Beach Gardens City Council. Currently, she is consulting on multiple local races for 2018.