May 15, 2021

 

Join Democrats from across Alabama for the 2021 Alabama Young Democrats Convention.  Together we’re working to create justice for a new generation by building the Democratic Party, organizing young people, and crafting a message for success.

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Join us for the 2021 Alabama Young Democrats Convention in a new virtual format. Convention will be May 15 and features a full day of speakers, training, committee meetings, and caucus meetings. Additionally, the 2021-2023 AYD Executive Board will be elected during the business meeting, and several awards will be presented.
This is your chance to create justice for a new generation. We hope to see you there!

 

Convention Schedule

May 15th, 2021

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Speakers

Neil Rafferty

Neil Rafferty

AL State Representative - District 54

Neil Rafferty is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 54. He’s is a former member of the United States Marine Corps and veteran of the Global War on Terrorism.

Mallory Hagan

Mallory Hagan

Politician and Former Miss America

Mallory Hagan is an American politician and former beauty queen who won Miss America 2013 as Miss New York 2012. She ran in the 2018 congressional election in Alabama’s 3rd congressional district, which contains 14 counties and includes her hometown of Opelika, Alabama.

Cory Booker

Cory Booker

US Senator

Cory Booker is the first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He cosponsored the Respect for Marriage Act, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act.

Nnedi Stephens

Nnedi Stephens

Young Democrats of America Director of Chapter Building

Nnedi Stephens is a National Committee representative for the Young Democrats of Nevada and is the Young Democrats of America’s Director of Chapter Building.

Randall Woodfin

Randall Woodfin

Mayor of Birmingham

Mayor Randall Woodfin  is the 34th and current mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. There’s no disputing the fact that Mayor Woodfin’s scope of leadership extends beyond the City of Birmingham, and even the State of Alabama.

DeJuana L. Thompson

DeJuana L. Thompson

Interim President and CEO of BCRI

DeJuana L. Thompson is Birmingham native and national civil rights activist. She’s the interim president and chief executive officer at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, founder of Woke Vote and Think Rubix Principal.  
Don Siegelman

Don Siegelman

Former Alabama Governor

Don Siegelman is the only person in Alabama’s history to be elected to serve in all four of the top statewide elected offices: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.
Carmarion Anderson-Harvey

Carmarion Anderson-Harvey

Alabama HRC Director

Carmarion Anderson-Harvey is the state director for HRC’s office and statewide efforts in Alabama. She’s the first trans person of color to serve in a leadership role with HRC in the organization’s history.

Martha Cook

Martha Cook

Judge - Jefferson County District Court Place 1

Judge Martha Reeves Cook is a Selma, Alabama native who practiced civil law for 20+ years before being elected to preside over Jefferson County’s District Court in Place 1. Most recently, she opened her own mediation and law practice where she mediated cases involving real estate disputes, divorce and family matters, federal consumer laws, and personal injury cases.

Daniel Hernandez, Jr.

Daniel Hernandez, Jr.

Arizona State Representative

Daniel Hernandez Jr. is the Arizona State Representative who led the coalition to repeal the anti-LGBTQ “No Promo Homo” law. Join him for a meeting of the Rainbow Caucus at the 2021 AYD State Convention. 
National Democratic Training Committee

National Democratic Training Committee

The National Democratic Training Committee is the largest Democratic campaign training program in the country – providing the training, tools, and resources you need to win and change your community! 

 

Grace Meng

Grace Meng

US Representative

Grace Meng is an American lawyer and politician serving as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing New York’s 6th congressional district. She is the first Asian American to be elected to Congress from New York and helped form the Bipartisan Freshman Caucus.

 

Where It’s At

 The 2021 convention is completely virtual! Join us on the Hopin app. Information to access the convention page will be available soon.

Credentials

Each chapter of the Alabama Young Democrats must charter every two years. Charters must be submitted by May 1.

Rules

Any AYD member may suggest an amendment to the AYD Constitution. All rules changes must be submitted by May 1.

Resolutions

Resolutions are formal positions adopted by the Alabama Young Democrats. Resolution proposals must be submitted by May 1.

Elections

Elections for the AYD Executive Board will be held during convention. Candidates must declare candidacy by May 1.

Awards

A variety of awards will be given to individuals and chapters at convention. Applications are due May 1.

Get in Touch

Have more questions about the 2021 Alabama Young Democrats Convention? Feel free to contact us through this form or email Convention Chair Gina Mallisham at gina@alayoungdems.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

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