Thursday, February 28, 2013

Join Elizabeth Warren in Support of Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley wants consistent, across the board accountability, and he was a tireless advocate for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and for getting rid of tricks and traps hidden in the fine print of mortgages, credit cards and student loans. He fought to fix our housing market and he pushed for a strong Volcker rule to protect boring commercial banking from outrageous risks.
Taking on the big banks, corporate Super PACs and right-wing interest groups has made Jeff Merkley a big target in 2014. But if we get to work now, we can make sure Jeff can stand up to Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and everyone else lining up to defeat him. I know we can take those guys on and win because I've seen us do it before.
Donate now to help Jeff Merkley fight back in 2014. It will really make a difference – because we need him to keep making a difference.
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Greater Boston Young Democrats to Present Award to Congressman Joe Kennedy III

BOSTON — The Greater Boston Young Democrats will present Rep. Joe Kennedy III with their second annual “Friend of GBYD Award” during a reception on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston St., Boston.

“The Congressman is an incredible young leader, and role model to our future leaders, which is exactly why Young Democrats of America, Young Democrats of Massachusetts, and our local chapter — the Greater Boston Young Democrats — worked so hard to see him elected,” said GBYD Chair Tina Stanton. 

Rep. Kennedy was elected to represent Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional district in 2012 on a platform of fairness working families and standing up for progressive values. He worked as an Assistant District Attorney for several years in Massachusetts before running for office.

“We look forward to recognizing Congressman Kennedy’s commitment to public service and dedication to advancing some of the issues that matter most to young people across Massachusetts, including job growth, innovation, energy independence, education and equality,” Stanton said.

State Treasurer Steve Grossman was the first person to receive this award in February 2012 in recognition for his role in founding the Young Democrats of Massachusetts and his ongoing commitment to empowering young people throughout his career.

Attendees are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance at

WHAT: GBYD Victory 2013 Fundraiser Honoring Rep. Joe Kennedy III
WHO: Congressman Joe Kennedy III & Greater Boston Young Democrats
WHEN: Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston St., Boston
MEDIA CONTACT and RSVP: Kevin Gilnack, 860.918.6197

GBYD is the official local chapter of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts and Young Democrats of America.GBYD’s programming includes social, networking, advocacy, campaign, educational, and other events to help members connect with each other, learn about the issues that affect them, and change the shape of politics around Greater Boston and the Commonwealth.