A Letter from the President

A Letter from the President

Dear Pinellas YDs,

As many of you know, we recently sent a delegation to Florida Young Democrats Conference in Miami-Dade County this past weekend. It was a soggy weekend but ultimately a success. I am pleased to announce that the Pinellas County Young Democrats received the FYD Best New Chapter Award with our new friends from Indian River County. This honor is a testament to our organization and the work we are doing. Our chapter is not going unnoticed. We were also able to secure the Florida Young Democrats Endorsement for several of our candidates including our very own club members Alex Heeren and Jennifer Webb!

Attending the conference was worth it. We were able to network with other YD Chapters from around the state. We were able to engage the Congressional District 27 Candidates at their Primary Debate. We were able to speak with and voice our concerns to Florida Democratic Party Chair, Terrie Rizzo. We heard lots of speeches and met many wonderful young candidates who are running for office from the School Board to the State House. The energy at the conference centered around one basic theme: THIS IS OUR TIME and OUR TIME IS NOW.

I believe that the Pinellas County Young Democrats should be proud of the progress we are making building our club. For the last two months, we have packed our general meeting and hosted just about every political campaign in Pinellas County. When we launched this project back in October we stated that we wanted to achieve three fundamental objectives:

  • (1) Getting Democrats Elected,
  • (2) Equip, Train, and Sustain the next generation of Pinellas Democrats, and
  • (3) Advocate for issues and policies that are important to the Millennial, Centennial, and Youth generations.
Ournext meeting will be on June 19, 2018, and we will be hearing from the LGBTQ Welcome Center and planning our engagement at the St. Pete Pride Festival. We are also looking into moving our meeting location to a Community Center at St. Petersburg College – Clearwater. More information on that to come. Lastly, the Executive Board will convene a planning workshop where we will set the agenda for the rest of the year If you have ideas or suggestions REPLY to this email or send your comments to pinellasyoungdemocrats@gmail.com.I want to thank you for what you are doing, for volunteering your time, talent, and some treasure, in working to turn Pinellas blue again. We have to keep up this momentum. In seven months, we can make a difference. Onward and Upward. #TheFutureIsNow

Johnny V. BoykinsIf you haven’t already, go LIKE our Facebook Page, FOLLOW our Twitter and Instagram Accounts, and SUBSCRIBE to our Public Calendar. We will be posting up-to-date club information on those platforms

Johnny V. Boykins
Pinellas Young Democrats