Tuesday, June 22, 2010
PR Young Democrats headed to DC for YDA Summer Meeting
San Juan-The Puerto Rico Democrats have confirmed their presence for The Young Democrats of America National Summer Meeting to be held next July 16th - 18th 2010 in our nation's capital Washington, DC. During the meeting, young democrats from across the nation will converge to attend political and organizational workshops, caucus meetings, political training sessions, participate in voter registration and will also elect YDA's National Committee members to the DNC. Puerto Rico Chapter founder and Past President ,Francisco Domenech and Stephanie Hausner are up for re election. Puerto Rico State President Arroyo has signaled the island's support for both candidates during the meeting's General Session.
"I will be voting for Francisco and Stephanie. They've got the job done. It's an exciting moment for young dems across our great nation. It's always great to network with young democratic minds, learn new political strategies and promote our party's principles, but its even better to have Washington, DC as our setting", expressed Puerto Rico Chapter President Phillip Arroyo. The island's local chaper has been focused on boosting membership and creating an effective fundraising mechanism to assure increased chapter participation in national meetings.
"Fundraising is key in order to guarantee our participation and representation at this level, that is why we have been busy hosting various events with the help and collaboration of our party's leadership in Puerto Rico in order to meet our goals," concluded Arroyo.
The island's local chapter has scheduled their final fundraising event before the national meeting for July 7th, 2010 with the participation of Puerto Rico's Secretary of State and State Party National Committeeman Kenneth D. McClintock. For more info on how to contribute feel free to visit their website at http://www.ydapr.net/ , their Facebook page at http://m.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2418413105&reedd1a0f&refid=46 or contact the chapter's state treasurer Josean Feliciano at 787-604-0702.