"We need the courage of the young. Yours is not the task of making your way in the world, but the task of remaking the world which you will find before you. May every one of us be granted the courage, the faith and the vision to give the best that is in us to that remaking!"
-U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Oglethorpe University commencement address, 1932
EBYD works to encourage young people (from 14 to 35 years old) in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to take an active role in their community through activism, policy, and politics and contribute to the growth and influence of the ideals and philosophy of the Democratic Party.
We strive to promote candidates, ballot measures, and policies that:
EBYD is lead by an elected executive board. This board is tasked with carrying out the will of the general membership and promoting the organization pursuant to its bylaws.
The 2018 Executive Board consists of:
*Appointed by the President and ratified by the Executive Board
EBYD cannot thrive on an active executive board alone. This organization needs an involved membership! We encourage all our members to join a working group.
Policy and Politics Working Group
The Policy and Politics Working Group acts as a resource to membership through proactive policy analysis, respectful deliberation, and member engagement on key/relevant policy issues. The Committee provides well-researched recommendations to inform membership with regard to organizational policy/political positions. The Working Group also leads efforts to advance organizational policy and political priorities.
Membership and Outreach Working Group
Chair: Vice President of Membership Nayeli Maxson
The Membership and Outreach Working Group has multiple responsibilities. Members of this committee will help to develop a membership outreach plan, welcome new members to the organization, develop and maintain databases and outreach information, and represent the organization at various events and activities. Each committee member will be responsible for a specific region with oversight and mentorship from the chair. This will be an intense opportunity to delve into the vast work of expanding our membership and building the organization’s impact throughout the East Bay.
Events Working Group
Chair: Vice President of Programming Alfred Twu
The EBYD Events Working Group is tasked with planning our monthly themed meetings as well as quarterly membership events and fundraisers. Working Group Members will be able to assist with various phases of all EBYD events, from planning to execution.