SFYD/CYD Lake Tahoe Retreat: State Leadership Committee
Oct
18
to Oct 20

SFYD/CYD Lake Tahoe Retreat: State Leadership Committee

  • Lakeland Village at Heavenly (map)
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Join SFYD and hundreds of Young Dems from chapters around the state in beautiful South Lake Tahoe for a weekend of workshops, trainings, and a banquet luncheon featuring exciting speakers and Democratic candidates.

The California Young Democrats (CYD) will also consider endorsements in races! All major Democratic candidates will be invited to address CYD and make their pitch for why the official youth arm of the California Democratic Party should endorse them.

WHERE: Lakeland Village at Heavenly, 3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
WHEN: Friday October 18th through Sunday October 20th
WHAT: Join the California Young Democrats as we host our famous biennial Lake Tahoe Retreat now back at the Lakeland Village Cabins!

- Participate in valuable trainings
- Participate in the CYD Olympics (back by popular demand)
- Network and bond with chapter and caucus members

The California Young Democrats will be considering endorsements in the following races:

- President of the United States (via Ranked Choice Voting)
- Congressional Races
- State Senate Races
- State Assembly Races

SFYD is excited to offer free accommodations to 10 members in good standing - first come, first served. You must have attended at least one meeting this year, be a current dues-paying member, and must register for the retreat in order to attend. Email sfydpresident@gmail.com to claim your spot today! SFYD is also arranging carpools, so please inform us if you're able to offer rides.


Registration
REGISTER WITH CYD HERE NOW!

Each individual must register to attend. Early Registration is just $60 per person (the same as last Retreat) until Thursday, October 10, 2019. After that point, Late Registration will be $90 per person. Register with CYD by clicking here before prices go up!

After you register, please also send an email to sfydpresident@gmail.com to let us know you are coming!


Accommodations
For those not staying in the SFYD room block, please make sure to book your accommodations before Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 or you may not be able to get a room.

A CYD room block has been secured at the Lakeland Village Resort at Heavenly along with discounted rates for participants. Rates vary and rooms range from studio size to large 5 bedroom cabins. To book your room CALL 1-877-741-7784 and use the group code CH2YDEM.

Book your room with your arrival date starting on Friday, October 18, 2019 for two nights.

*Each room must have at least one individual that is 21 years of age older at the time of check-in.

**Note that only one vehicle will be allowed to park on site per cabin, there is offsite parking about a mile away that is free with a shuttle running until 11pm every night, but it is less convenient. That means you will want to carpool as much as possible.

All events will be hosted on-site at Lakeland Village at Heavenly with the exception of our dinner and general session which will be held at the Montbleu Casino and Resort.

Can't wait to see you in Tahoe!

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Presidential Debate Watch Party 4.0!
Oct
15
to Oct 16

Presidential Debate Watch Party 4.0!

Join the San Francisco Young Democrats for one of the largest debate watch parties in town!

Come mix and mingle with fellow politicos as we dive into the fourth round of Democratic Presidential Debates! Have you ever wanted to learn more about SwingLeft San Francisco? SwingLeft will be at PianoFight as well so come and learn more about their amazing efforts to take Virginia in 2019 and their plans for 2020!

We have arranged for the theater area to be opened up so the debate will be shown on the Big Screen!

FB Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/459058564698483/

*This event is open to all ages! If you plan on drinking, please bring your ID and remember to drink responsibly!

**This is a qualifying event for SFYD members.Please make sure you check-in at the entrance in order to qualify. If you leave without checking in you will not be counted.

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Ivy Lee & Yes on E Lit Drop with SFYD
Oct
5
9:30 AM09:30

Ivy Lee & Yes on E Lit Drop with SFYD

Join San Francisco Young Democrats, City College Board of Trustees President Alex Randolph 杜雅力, Shanell Williams for City College Board 王善英, and Ivy LeeSaturday morning for a mobilization in support of Ivy Lee for City College Board and Yes on E - Affordable Homes for Teachers and Families NOW! Come for the free donuts and coffee, stay and drop some lit to make a difference in this important local election!


Facebook Event Here

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SFYD's 13th Annual Ball in Blue
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

SFYD's 13th Annual Ball in Blue

Ball in Blue is SFYD’s largest event of the year dedicated to highlighting the year’s Democratic victories while raising funds in order to support young democrats in their aspirations to learn about the Democratic process, become politically involved, and in preparation for the 2019 and 2020 elections.

Join us for a night of amazing guest speakers, one of the hottest DJ’s in town, some drinks and bites, and at one of the most popular venues in San Francisco, The Chapel SF!

Purchase Your Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2ZaMBIV

FB Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2228828810486124/

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Presidential Campaign Job/Volunteer Fair
Sep
15
1:30 PM13:30

Presidential Campaign Job/Volunteer Fair

Are you following the 2020 Presidential race? Do you want to get involved as a volunteer or future campaign organizer? Then come to the Presidential Campaign Job/Volunteer Fair!

SFYD and other Democratic groups from around northern CA are hosting a job fair where volunteers, activists and politicos can plug in with the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates! Given California's importance in the primary calendar and the sheer number of activists in the Bay Area, this is a great opportunity for you to speak with representatives from the campaigns.

You can upload your resume at http://bit.ly/2LbbQ8f (or bring a copy), learn more about the candidates, and find out the different ways that you can help out your candidate (or candidates!) of choice.

FB Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/433483523929663/

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Presidential Debate 3.0 - Watch Party
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Presidential Debate 3.0 - Watch Party

Back by popular demand, join the San Francisco Young Democrats and New Leaders Council - San Francisco for one of the largest debate watch parties in town!

Come mix and mingle with fellow politicos as we dive into the third round of Democratic Presidential Debates! The debates are heating up and we think the gloves are coming off!

We are joined by NLC San Francisco this time so make sure you chat with them about their upcoming cohort!

*This event is ages 21 and older due to the sale of alcohol on the premises. You do not have to be a member in order to attend.

**This is a qualifying event for SFYD members.Please make sure you check-in at the entrance in order to qualify. If you leave without checking in you will not be counted.

FB Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2254065411382662/

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SFYD's November Endorsement Meeting
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

SFYD's November Endorsement Meeting

At this meeting we will be hearing from and endorsing all candidates running for office in the November 2019 Election as well as how the club should vote at the October Pre-Endorsement Conference.

Eligible* members in good standing will be given the opportunity to vote on our club's endorsement at the meeting.

We are in the process of reaching out to campaigns now and will confirm candidates soon. A finalized schedule will be posted here after the August 9th filing deadline.


*Eligible members are persons who are at least fourteen (14) years of age but not more than thirty-five (35) years of age, and who are registered Democrats or who intend to register as Democrats when eligible. Such persons must also live in or be employed in the City and County of San Francisco. A member in good standing must have paid yearly dues and have attended at least one general membership meeting within the twelve (12) months preceding any vote, as well as the meeting at which a vote of the Members will occur. If you have any question as to whether you are an eligible voting member, please email sfydpresident@gmail.com

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Presidential Debate 2.0 - Night 2
Jul
31
5:00 PM17:00

Presidential Debate 2.0 - Night 2

Back by popular demand, join the San Francisco Young Democrats and the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club for one of the largest debate watch parties in town! Our last event was featured on NBC Bay Area news!

Come mix and mingle with fellow politicos as we dive into the second round of Democratic Presidential Debates on Night 2!

*This event is ages 21 and older due to the sale of alcohol on the premises. You do not have to be a member in order to attend.

**This is also a qualifying event for SFYD members leading up to the August 15th endorsement meeting. Please make sure you check-in at the entrance in order to qualify.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2319576011496748/

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Presidential Debate 2.0 - Night 1
Jul
30
5:00 PM17:00

Presidential Debate 2.0 - Night 1

Back by popular demand, join the San Francisco Young Democrats and the San Francisco Democratic Party for one of the largest debate watch parties in town! Our last event was featured on NBC Bay Area news!

Come mix and mingle with fellow politicos as we dive into the second round of Democratic Presidential Debates on Night 1!

*This event is ages 21 and older due to the sale of alcohol on the premises. You do not have to be a member in order to attend.

**This is also a qualifying event for SFYD members leading up to the August 15th endorsement meeting. Please make sure you check-in at the entrance in order to qualify.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1891403790960987/

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Post-Parade Meet Up!
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Post-Parade Meet Up!

Join the San Francisco Young Democrats after the parade as we recover and quench our thirst* together! If you weren't able to make the march this is a great opportunity to get in on the fun!

Where: City Beer Store - 1148 Mission Street
When: Sunday, June 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Keep an eye on our FB page for real time updates as this group may be traveling!

Happy Pride!

*This event is 21 and over

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Pride March With SFYD!
Jun
30
12:30 PM12:30

Pride March With SFYD!

Join the San Francisco Young Democrats and District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton in the D10 Pride contingency, as we march down Market Street in the 49th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade!

Project Wreckless has generously donated a vintage 1970's Barracuda Convertible for our contingent and will drive Supervisor Walton and Captain Matthews down the parade route!

Where: 20 Main Street (between Market and Mission)
When: Sunday, June 30th at 12:30 p.m.
*Please arrive by 1:00 p.m.

**This event is open to all ages**

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Presidential Debate Watch Party: Night 2
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Presidential Debate Watch Party: Night 2

Join SFYD and co-host NARAL Pro-Choice California for one of the largest debate watch parties in town! Come enjoy some drinks and food while we watch both nights of the Democratic Presidential Debates!

Join us Thursday night for Debate Night 2 at Teeth - 2323 Mission Street - as we enjoy some drinks and pub food! A portion of Drink proceeds will go directly to SFYD!

https://www.facebook.com/events/484974418908456/

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Presidential Debate Watch Party: Night 1
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Presidential Debate Watch Party: Night 1

Join SFYD and co-host NARAL Pro-Choice California for one of the largest debate watch parties in town! Come enjoy some drinks and food while we watch both nights of the Democratic Presidential Debates!

Join us Wednesday night at Tonic SF - 895 Post Street - for Debate Night 1 as we enjoy some drinks and Pizza! A portion of Drink proceeds will go directly to SFYD!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1156548691204426/

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District 5 Supervisor Debate
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

District 5 Supervisor Debate

Join the San Francisco Young Democrats and co-hosts District 5 Democratic Club, Black Young Democrats of San Francisco (BYDSF), and Project Level at the next major debate for District 5 Supervisor! This event is open to everyone.

*Confirmed Participants:
Supervisor Vallie Brown
Nomvula O'Meara
Dean Preston

*Participants admitted to debate based on completion of election filling and SFYD deadline

MC:
Leah LaCroix - Fourth Vice-Chair of the SFDCCC*

Moderator:
Nuala Sawyer - News Editor at SF Weekly*

If you are attending as press, please email sfydpresident@gmail.com.

Event Ground Rules:
- Keep applause until after the debate; this allows the event to move smoothly, and gives both candidates the most time to answer questions. The audience can show support/disapproval through silent gestures like thumbs up, thumbs down, or "spirit hands."
- Questions will only be asked by the Moderator. Hecklers and those that cause a disturbance during the event will be be asked to leave.
- Audience members are allowed to wear shirts and buttons, but will be prohibited from carrying any signs into the building in order to prevent blocking views during the event.

*For identification purposes only

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SFYD's Spring Awards!
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

SFYD's Spring Awards!

It's that time of year again for San Francisco Young Democrats' Annual Spring Awards where we'll be honoring community activists and public advocates! Purchase Your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2UnKTl7

The Spring Awards is an annual opportunity for the San Francisco community to gather in recognition of remarkable leaders who inspire the members of our club and our larger community and who take political action that represent our ideals. Past awardees have included San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, College Board of Trustees Shanell Williams, Honey Mahogany, and Youth Alive!

This year we will also pay tribute to the life of one of San Francisco's fiercest champions for youth and justice, Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Each year, the proceeds from the Spring Awards, go directly toward hosting workshops, candidate forums, and other events, as well as sending SFYD members to the 2019 California Democratic Convention.

Honorees and guest speakers will be announced closer to the event date.

If you would like to sponsor the event, please contact sfydpresident@gmail.com for more information or visit https://www.sfyd.org/spring-awards-current

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Unions: Organizing for Progress
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Unions: Organizing for Progress

  • 3543 18th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)
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Join the San Francisco Young Democrats, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, and the San Francisco Labor Council Thursday, March 28 as we explore the world of unions with local labor leaders. We’ll dive into how unions affect our day-to-day lives and touch on what unions are doing to fight workplace discrimination, LBGT struggles, and how we can become more involved. And be sure to join us afterward for an informal meet and greet from 8-9pm at the 500 Club!

Confirmed Panelists:  Alysabeth Alexander Tut from IFPTE Local 21, Keith Baraka, labor leader with the SF Fire Department, Jane Martin USWW member and long time labor leader, and Kim Tavaglione with the SF Labor Council!

Please note: this educational event is open to the public and not limited to SFYD or Alice B. Toklas members. If you are not yet a member, and would like to be, you can join the clubs here:

http://www.alicebtoklas.org/join/
https://www.sfyd.org/join-us

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SFYD Presents: Harm Reduction in SF
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

SFYD Presents: Harm Reduction in SF

  • 518 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)
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Join SFYD for a conversation about harm reduction in San Francisco. We'll learn about what the phrase 'harm reduction' means for SF and talk about this unique moment in SF history. As one of the major concerns many SF residents have, SFYD is excited to touch upon this often overlooked topic.

We will also have a guest speaker to share some remarks on the San Francisco Public Bank followed by a vote of the membership to decide if SFYD would like to add its name in urging the Board of Supervisors to add the Public Bank initiative on the ballot.

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SFYD's 2019 Kick Off Meeting!
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

SFYD's 2019 Kick Off Meeting!

With 2019 already ramping up to be an amazing year, SFYD is the perfect way to become involved in politics and make a difference this year! The primaries are coming and people are already announcing their intent to run!

Join us at our first General Membership meeting of the year as we break down what 2019 has in store for us including the California Democratic Convention coming to San Francisco for the first time in over a generation!

Come sign up or renew your dues, meet some fellow young dems and let us know what you want to focus on this year! This meeting is open to everyone. Cant wait? Sign up at https://www.sfyd.org/join-us 

SFYD Membership
Membership benefits include club voting privileges (after 2 events attended), invitations to special and club only events, discounted tickets, and networking and political organizing opportunities. Your contribution helps keep SFYD running!

Membership Levels:
$35 - Regular Membership (Ages 14-35)
$25 - Sustaining/Alumni Membership (Non-Voting Ages 36+)
$15 - Student Membership

*Please note that you must live or work in San Francisco in order to be eligible for membership.

If you are interested in becoming a member but have difficulty paying the annual membership fee, please contact us at sfydpresident@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/2166022423726923/

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AD-19 Drink Then Vote Event!
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

AD-19 Drink Then Vote Event!

Join SFYD at Original Joe's Westlake from 12pm - 2pm after casting your vote! Enjoy some appetizers and share a drink while meeting other Democrats from your Assembly District and throughout the Bay Area! This event is open to everyone and is just down the street from the voting place! Appetizers are first come first serve!

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years to elect 7 "self-identified female" and 7 "other than self-identified female" to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in.

They are elected by voters like you! AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at California Democratic Party Regional Meetings and at the California Democratic Party Convention.

Sunday, Jan. 13th, Democrats in AD-19 will have the chance to vote for their 2019-2020 Delegates! So come on down after you vote and mingle. See you there!

*To participate in the ADEM vote you MUST be a registered Democrat in that Assembly District. Same day registration is accepted at the site!

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AD-17 Drink Then Vote Event!
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

AD-17 Drink Then Vote Event!

Join SFYD at Zeitgeist in SF from 12pm - 2pm after casting your vote! Come share a drink while meeting other Democrats from your Assembly District and throughout the Bay Area! This event is open to everyone and is just a few blocks away from the voting place!

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years to elect 7 "self-identified female" and 7 "other than self-identified female" to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in.

They are elected by voters like you! AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at California Democratic Party Regional Meetings and at the California Democratic Party Convention.

Saturday, Jan. 12th, Democrats in AD-17 will have the chance to vote for their 2019-2020 Delegates! So come on down after you vote and mingle. See you there!

*To participate in the ADEM vote you MUST be a registered Democrat in that Assembly District. Same day registration is accepted at the site!

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