Category: From the PCYD President

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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

The Warning Continue reading on Extra Newsfeed » Johnny BoykinsJohnny V. Boykins is President of the Pinellas County Young Democrats, a husband, bow tie aficionado, amateur chef, and U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Johnny is also currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Pinellas Democratic Party.

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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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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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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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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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We Made Pinellas Blue Again

We didn’t usher in the blue wave we were all hoping for, but we did our part here in Pinellas. We made Pinellas blue again. For that, we should all be proud. We were not successful at electing a BOLD and PROGRESSIVE Governor or reelecting our Senator, but all is not lost. We didn’t lose…
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