Convention Starts Tomorrow!

The 2015 Kentucky Young Democrats State Convention is THIS WEEKEND in Georgetown!IMG_0255-1

Check out our CONVENTION BOOKLET AND AGENDA!

There is still time to register for convention.  We’d love to see you there!

Friday
Welcome reception at the Georgetown O’Charley’s from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  (100 Osborne Way, Georgetown, KY)

Saturday
9:15 AM – 4:30 PM:  Program Session at the Convention Hotel (Best Western Plus – 132 Darby Dr, Georgetown, KY).

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM:  Saturday Reception at Wilshire Restaurant (124 General John Payne Blvd, Georgetown, KY).

Sunday
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – General Session at the Convention Hotel.

04/16/2015 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Early Bird Registration for KYD Convention ENDS THIS FRIDAY (APRIL 10)!

Early IMG_0255-1Bird registration of $25 ends THIS FRIDAY!  Please go ahead and REGISTER TODAY.  (After April 10 registration will increase to $35.  On-site registration will be $45.) 

Join us as we prepared for Democratic Victories this fall!

Convention Schedule
Check out our updated Tentative Convention Schedule for a list of confirmed speakers and workshops.  More updates will be announced via Facebook over the next few days!

In addition to speakers, workshops, elections and network – come to learn how you can be a delegate to the 2015 YDA National Convention!

Hotel
To reserve your room at the Georgetown Best Western Plus & Conference Center please call (502) 868-0055.  Or you can register online at bestwestern.com.

Stay Tuned
Following KYD on Facebook and Twitter.

We can’t wait to see you in Georgetown!

04/06/2015 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

Register for Convention Today!

2015 KYD State Convention in Georgetown will soon be here (April 17-19).  

Please join us as the Kentucky Young Democrats prepare for Democratic Victories in 2015.  Convention attendees will hear from leaders of our party, attend trainings on issues important to Kentucky’s future, and network with other Young Democrats across the state. 

Convention Schedule – Check out our updated Tentative Convention Schedule for a list of confirmed speakers and workshops.     

Register for Convention REGISTER TODAY for $25.  (After April 10 registration will increase to $35.  On-site registration will be $45.)

Hotel – To reserve your room at the Georgetown Best Western Plus & Conference Center please call (502) 868-0055.

Stay Tuned by following KYD on Facebook and Twitter

We can’t wait to see you in Georgetown!

 

03/31/2015 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

UPDATES: KYD Convention (April 17-19, 2015)

Convention Updates:

1.  Hotel Room Block – The guaranteed room block for convention will expire this Monday, March 23.  Please reserve your room as soon as possible.  We anticipate that you will be able to reserve rooms at later dates, but hotels in Central Kentucky will be filling up quickly as the Spring Keeneland Meet begins.  Hotel Information:  Georgetown Best Western Plus, (502) 868-0055, $90/night (occupancy up to 4 people).

2. KYD Office – The Declaration of Candidacy forms for KYD Office is DUE TONIGHT (March 19) BY 11:59PM.  Email forms to  KYDChartering@gmail.com.

3. Awards – Nominations for awards presented at convention (KYD of the Year, County/Regional Chapter of the Year, College Chapter of the Year, High School Chapter of the Year, Alumni of the Year) should be submitted to andrea@kyyoungdems.com no later than March 31.  Please submit a paragraph or two on why you believe your nominee deserves recognition.

4. Resolutions – Do you think KYD should take a position on a certain issue, or recognize the achievements of someone in your community or chapter?  Then submit a Resolution for our delegates to consider at convention to communications@kyyoungdems.com by April 8.  Please include “Resolution” in the subject box. 

5. Registration – Registration is open!  Please register today!!

03/19/2015 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

KYD Convention Registration is Open!

kyd convention logoThe 2015 Kentucky Young Democrats State Convention is just around the corner. Please join us in Georgetown, KY on April 17-19th!

REGISTRATION
Registration is now open!  The cost is $25.00 from now until April 10.  The cost will increase to $35.00 from April 11 – 16.  On –site registration during the convention will be $45.00.  So save some money and REGISTER TODAY!

All Young Democrats are welcome and encouraged to attend.  If you don’t belong to a chapter, that’s okay, come on out and meet other YDs from across the state!  (You will meet some folks that can help you get a chapter started in your area!)

CONVENTION SCHEDULE
Check out our Tentative Convention Agenda.  Specifics will be announced as they are made available.  Please stay tuned.  And follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

CHARTER YOUR CHAPTER
Chapters must complete the yearly charter process to retain official recognition from KYD. Chapter leaders, please review the Chartering Instructions and submit your Online Charter Application. (Charter applications are due, to avoid late penalties, by March 19.)

RUN FOR KYD OFFICE
If you are interested in running for KYD Vice President of Programming, Vice President of Recruitment & Expansion, Secretary or Treasurer, please submit the Candidacy Declaration Form by March 19.

CONVENTION HOTEL
The Convention will be held at the Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel, 132 Darby Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324.  If you plan on staying Friday and/or Saturday nights, the convention room rate is $90/night. You can make your reservation by calling 502.868.0055 – make sure to tell them you are with the Kentucky Young Democrats.

We can’t wait to see you in Georgetown!

03/07/2015 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

2015 KYD State Convention Announcement

Fellow Kentucky Young Democrats,

We are gearing up for the 2015 KYD State Convention. Below is some information so you can begin planning to attend. Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.KYD15 Logo

CONVENTION DETAILS

Date: April 17-19, 2015

Location: Georgetown, Kentucky. Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel, 132 Darby Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324. (Convention room rate is $90/night. You can make your reservation by calling 502.868.0055 – make sure to tell them you are with the Kentucky Young Democrats.)

Programming: The convention program will include workshops/trainings on issues important to young Kentuckians, chances to hear from and meet our Democratic candidates for statewide office, the election of KYD state officers, networking opportunities, etc. Please follow us on Facebook  and Twitter  for up-to-date programming information as it becomes available.

Registration: Registration will open March 1, 2015. (At this time, we anticipate registration to cost $25.) A link to the online registration page will be made available via email and social media March 1.

Chapter Leaders: Prior to convention, local chapters are required to submit a charter application with the KYD Credentials Committee. The deadline to submit this application (without penalties) is March 19, 2015. Please direct any questions regarding this process to KYDChartering@gmail.com. Please review our 2015 Chartering Instructions.  Once you are ready, you can begin the process with our Online Charter Application.

Want to run for KYD Office? Please review and submit the 2015 KYD Candidate Declaration Form by March 19, 2015.

We are excited to see you all in Georgetown!

UPCOMING EVENT:
Please stayed tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for information regarding a KYD Campaign Day, February 28, for Kelly Caudill. Kelly is our Democratic Nominee for the State Senate District 27 in the Special Election on March 3. You can help us help Kelly keep this seat in Democratic hands! RSVP to the Campaign Day here.

Yours,
KYD Executive Committee

02/18/2015 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Your Vote! Your Voice! GO VOTE!

GO VOTE KYDFellow Young Democrats,

Today the people of the Commonwealth will pick a course into the future.  I believe that the choice is clear – Alison Lundergan Grimes and our Democratic candidates!  A 21st Century Kentucky deserves 21st Century leadership!  Mitch McConnell and the Republican ticket think the solutions to our problems are in the past.  Our Democratic ticket knows that we move Kentucky forward by providing access and opportunity for ALL KENTUCKIANS to live the lives they deserve.  Our symbol in Kentucky is the rooster, I believe, because we see the potential of each new day!

Democrats know that raising the minimum wage will provide greater economic stability for thousands of Kentucky families and will lift many Kentucky children out of poverty.

Democrats know that providing access to affordable healthcare and education will lay the foundation for a better Kentucky.

Democrats know that equal pay for equal work isn’t preferential treatment but a right for each Kentucky woman.

A vote for the Democratic ticket is a vote for stronger communities and a brighter future for us all to share.

Today, please, go to the polls.  Take your friends.  Take your family.  Too much is at stake to let the big money special interests shape Kentucky’s tomorrow.  It’s your Kentucky too!

We can do this!

With love,
Clint Morris, KYD President

ELECTION DAY DETAILS

Polling Hours:  Across Kentucky, polls will be open from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM (both Eastern and Central times).

Polling Locations:  To find your polling location, please visit the Kentucky State Board of Election’s Voter Information Center.

Be Informed:  The Secretary of State’s Office has a list of Voter Rights & Responsibilities.  Check it out.  Be informed.

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