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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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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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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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Democrats Are Not in Disarray

The political collective of pundits, editorial boards, op-ed contributors, cable news broadcasts, and social media “political philosophers” are all lamenting about the dysfunction and dissolution of the Democratic Party, due to our increasingly crowded presidential field. The political collective is regularly asserting that the Party is in disarray. The political collective is wrong because it…
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The Millennial Future

The era of the political gatekeepers is officially over. Consider this an obituary. Millennials can no longer afford to “wait our turn” or “get in line” or “pay our dues” or whatever cliché that is directed our way. Our futures depend on the gates opening up, or we will dismantle the barriers altogether. Our Future…
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For Immediate Release

Press Release: End The Government Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPinellas County Young Democrats2250 1st Avenue NSt. Petersburg, FL 33713Pinellas County, Florida January 22, 2019  Resolution In Solidarity with the Furloughed Federal Employees in Pinellas CountyWHEREAS, the Pinellas Young Democrats stands in solidarity with the hundreds of federal employees, contractors, and vendors affected by the partial shutdown of the US Government in Pinellas County,…
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Organizing The Millennial Left

The coalition that makes up the Democratic Party should embrace the youthful pressure disrupting the status quo within the liberal establishment and progressive left. Embrace The Disruption The rank and file order of the political left is changing. The coalition that makes up the Democratic Party should embrace the youthful and leftward pressure disrupting the…
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