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For the Sovereignty of the Living Generation: Millennials Must Run for Something

By Johnny V. Boykins We are the generation of governmental failure and we are the generation that can fundamentally change our destiny by running for political office, joining community boards and commissions, and speaking out in industries where we are now in the ranks of leadership. We must do it, for the sovereignty of the…
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MEETING CANCELLED – Watch Party and Potluck Social

A Note From PCYD President Dear PCYD Members and Friends, As you are aware the United States is under the National State of Emergency due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to protect our community, we are CANCELING OUR MONTHLY MEETING and previously scheduled Watch Party.…
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President Donald Trump is the American Carnage

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Pinellas County Young Democrats

Just Because It Has Always Been Does Not Mean It Will Always Be

The growing movement beyond politics as usual is here and it is showcasing its vengeance. The sleeping giant has awakened, and it is taking no prisoners or compromises. There is something happening around the world. There is a growing movement beyond politics as usual. The era of the status quo rule is being rejected. The…
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Pride Prospectus

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and the LGBTQ+ community has a lot to celebrate. Every June, we watch our social media turn into a sea of rainbows. Corporations and brands work extremely hard to capitalize on the enterprise that is LGBTQ Pride. LGBTQ Rights organizations launch campaign. Communities large and small issue proclamations. There are…
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Opioid Crisis in Florida: Alternative Solutions to Actually Address the Issue

Pinellas County ranks 5th in Florida for overdose deaths, while our neighbor to the north, Pasco County, takes 1st place. In 2017, there were 3,245 overdose deaths in Florida with a rate of 16.3 deaths per 100,000 persons, while the national rate is 14.6. These numbers have only been climbing since the mid-2000’s. However, this…
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May Discussion of Food Insecurity with Dr. David Himmelgreen

Food Insecurity with Dr. David Himmelgreen

The Pinellas Young Democrats have chosen Food Insecurity as the issue of the month for May and as such we wanted to pass along some vital information which may open your eyes to what Food Insecurity actually means and what you can do to make life a bit healthier for those facing this issue. At…
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Principled Political Persuasion

Too many of my contemporaries have forgotten or never really experienced what it’s like to craft persuasive arguments or engage in meaningful debate. By: Johnny V. Boykins It seems like the art of persuasion is dead, a vestige of a bygone era where people engaged in the hard work of bringing people to their perspective.…
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Nancy Pelosi

Our Pelosi Problem

There’s a showdown coming in 2020. The culmination of four year’s worth of tension, anger, and controversy will reach its zenith on election day. As a nation we’ve watched as immigrant children detained in cages, as the president and his family have engaged in levels of self-enrichment and corruption unseen since the Gilded Age and…
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Andrew Gillum, Beto O'Rourke, Stacy Abrams

A Tale of Three Candidates

By David Petrantoni In the fall of 2018, millions of Americans-weary from the overwhelming toxicity of an inept and comical Trump presidency-turned their eyes to a trio of young and diverse candidates who many hoped would be harbingers of the Blue Wave. Ushering in a reformed and invigorated Democratic Party. Stacey Abrams was an African…
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