YDA National MeetingDec 6-8, 2019 | Birmingham, AL
Friday, December 6
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Check-In and Registration Open – Lobby
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Offsite: The Safe Room – 2008 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Join YDA and AYD at The Safe Room for our #YDABHM welcome reception (free for all registered meeting attendees). The Safe Room is located a short distance from the hotel at 2008 3rd Ave. North Birmingham, AL 35203. Our guest speakers at this event include: Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, Jefferson County Treasurer Mike Miles, Talladega Mayor Timothy Ragland, and Alabama State Representative Rolanda Hollis.
Saturday, December 7
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Complimentary breakfast for all registered attendees
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Disability Issues Caucus – North G
Join the YDA Disability Issues Caucus for a meeting featuring guest speaker Alabama State Senator Linda Coleman-Madison. She is serving her fourth term in the Senate, having previously served one term in the Alabama House of Representatives District 60, and three terms on the Birmingham City Council. Professionally she is an Americans with Disabilities Compliance Administrator. Senator Coleman serves on the board of directors for the Birmingham Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Positive Maturity Board in Jefferson County and serves as State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, Inc., the Lakeshore Foundation, Alabama Industries for the Deaf and Blind (Birmingham Region), and the Alabama Head Injury Foundation.
High School Caucus – North F
Join the YDA High School Caucus for a meeting.
International Affairs Committee – North H
Join the YDA International Affairs Committee for a discussion about the recent International Federation of Liberal Youth Meeting in Capetown, South Africa and the committees plans for the 2019-2021 biennium.
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Training: Immigration Advocacy + Messaging – North E
Learn how to highlight pro-immigration talking points and how to utilize them to push back against Trump and conservative, anti-immigration propaganda.
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Campaigns Committee – North A
Join the campaigns committee for an informal discussion about YDA’s 2020 campaign efforts/ plan that the campaigns committee is currently developing.
AAPI Caucus – North I
Join the YDA Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus for a meeting featuring guest speaker Quang Do. Quang is a young Democrat and was the first Vietnamese candidate for state office (statehouse) in Alabama. He was also named a 2016 White House Champion of Change and is a nationally recognized advocate for social equity. Quang is currently a program officer at the Community Foundation.
Native American Issues Caucus – North F
Join the Native American Issues Caucus for a meeting.
Resolutions Committee – North H
The YDA Resolutions Committee will discuss the proposed resolution and any other resolutions committee business.
Tech, Trainings, Digital Committee – North G
The YDA Technology, Trainings and Digital Committee will discuss plans for the 2019-2021 biennium.
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Training: Fair Fight + YDA – North E
Learn more about Fair Fight’s work to ensure that we have fair elections and how to fight against systems of voter suppression and intimidation in your community.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Caucus – North H
Join the YDA LGBTQ+ Caucus for a meeting featuring guest speaker Alabama State Representative Neil Rafferty. Rep. Rafferty is the first gay man elected to the Alabama legislature. Learn more about him here: https://reprafferty.com/about
Hispanic Caucus – North A
Join the YDA Hispanic Caucus for a meeting.
Muslim Caucus – North I
Join the YDA Muslim Caucus for a meeting.
Environmental Issues Caucus – North F
Join the YDA Environmental Issues Caucus for a meeting.
Rural Caucus – North G
Join the YDA Rural Caucus for a meeting.
12:00 – 1:30 pm
General Session – North A
Join us in general session for a panel discussion focused on the state of Alabama Democratic Party featuring:new party chair, Representative Chris England, party vice chair, Representative Patricia Todd, and Shelby County Chair Carole Marks. This discussion and Q&A will focus around organizing dems in the deep south and the importance of young people in Democratic Party. This session will also include remarks from a few special friends and guest speakers including: Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Clean Energy Founder Sam Steyer.
1:30 – 2:30 pm
On your own
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Training: Targeting + Voter Engagement – North E
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Jewish Caucus – North A
Join the YDA Jewish Caucus for a meeting.
Association of Chartered Unit Presidents (ACUP) – North I
At this meeting for YDA chartered unit presidents (or their proxy holders) the membership will elect a new chair, vice chair and secretary for the 2019-2021 biennium. Attendees will also hear from the leadership of the YDA Site Selection Committee about bidding for meetings and 2021 YDA convention.
Diversity and Outreach Committee – North H
The YDA Diversity & Outreach Committee will discuss plans for the 2019-2021 biennium.
Chapter Building Committee – North F
The YDA Chapter Building Committee will discuss plans for the 2019-2021 biennium.
Legislation Committee – North G
The YDA Legislation Committee will discuss plans for the 2019-2021 biennium.
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Veterans Caucus – North A
Join the YDA Veterans Caucus for a meeting.
Credentials Committee – North I
The YDA Credentials Committee will vote on its report for the December 8, 2019 YDA National Committee Meeting.
Labor Caucus – North F
Join the YDA Labor Caucus for a meeting.
Women’s Caucus – North H
Join the YDA Women’s Caucus for a meeting.
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Council of Regional Directors (CoRD) – North F
YDA’s region directors will convene to elect CoRD leadership for the 2019-2021 biennium.
Rules Committee – North I
The YDA Rules Committee will discuss the proposed rules changes and any other rules committee business.
Black Caucus of YDA – North H
The Black Caucus of YDA (BCYDA) will be holding a strategic planning session focused on the caucus’ efforts for the 2019 -2021 biennium. The BCYDA meeting will also feature remarks from Huntsville City Council President Devyn Keith. Devyn is a young democrat and was sworn in as a member of the Huntsville City Council in November 2016. More information on the BCYDA meeting can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3043401559007291/.
5:30 – 6:30 pm
7:30 – 9:30 pm
The Black Caucus of YDA “The Black Linkup Birmingham Edition”
Location Offsite: The Vault – 1920 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
10:30 pm – until
Young Dems LGBTQ+ Night Out
Location Offsite: Al’s on Seventh – 2627 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Sunday, December 8
8:30 – 9:30 am
Breakfast – North A
Complimentary breakfast for all registered attendees.
9:00 – 10:00 am
Budget Committee – North H
The YDA Budget Committee will discuss budget plans for the 2019-2021 biennium.
10:30 am – until
National Committee Meeting – North A
The YDA National Committee will convene to discuss YDA business. The agenda for this session can be found here.