Enjoy Your Democratic Majorities? So Do We!

From Next Generation Democrats Blog

Hey Readers,

Next Generation Democrats is a newly created organization and PAC to help cement our Democratic majorities gained in the 2006 elections by helping the next generation of Democratic leaders NOW, so that they are ready to step up as the current generation of leaders steps down.

We just wanted to introduce ourselves and let you know a little bit about us.  Our four founders are all young Democrats under the age of 25 with a combined total of 16 campaigns of experience.

Basically, we intend on helping the next generation of Democratic leadership now in two ways.  First, we will give direct campaign donations to candidates under the age of 40 (at all levels, with a focus more on local level elections) that meet our values.  Secondly, we intend to give earmarked donations to NGD endorsed candidates of any age for matching funds to help pay for young campaign staffers just starting out under the age of 28.  We will also be assisting campaign staffers we support with trainings and guidance.

We are starting out strong! In our first week alone, we raisedclose to $400 for Ciro Rodriguez for the runoff election in Texas, and over $1,100 for ourselves just from friends and family.  Now that we have reached out to our closest and have some seed money, we wanted to reach out to you and introduce ourselves.

Visit our website www.nextgenerationdemocrats.blogspot.com

And if your so inclined, feel free to Contribute here

More importantly, if you're a candidate or a young staffer (even a potential young staffer) who think you meet our values and would like our assistance, <u>email us at NGDPAC@gmail.com</u&gt

Or, if you'd just like to be on our email list for updates, e-mail us at <u>NGDPAC@gmail.com</u&gt and we'll keep you up to date on our happenings.

Tags: Introduction, Next Generation Democrats, NGD (all tags)



Just an FYI

If you plan on working on a campaign in 2007 or running for office in 2007 be sure to e-mail us at ngdpac@gmail.com, we are looking for people to give our money away to!


by Pitin 2006-11-30 05:02PM | 0 recs

I am over the hill at forty, but let me add my wisdom.

We need more like your group.  Youth was a big swing in this election.  I met many kids working on a campaign this year, that never were into politics, but finally had enough.

You will be paying for our screw-up, so you may as well be heard.

Too much of what I see from Dems, is how can we destroy a Dem.  Obama is the one they have the knives out for this week.  

So as of now, I would say you are showing more leadership then most.

Keep Building.

by rapallos 2006-12-01 07:42AM | 0 recs
Re: Sweet

Thanks for your support (I'm the Exec. Director of NGD)

I just wanted to say thanks and respond to this

I met many kids working on a campaign this year, that never were into politics, but finally had enough.

Every year I am surprised all over again at all the new young people involved, it's fantastic.

It's also hard, my first two campaign jobs I was paid $1,000 and $1,250 a month respectively.  If my parents woudn't have been able to help me out financially, I would have had to go into the private sector, and that is the dilema we are trying to prevent for other young staffers just starting out (and at the same time, subsidizing progressive Democratic candidates)


by Pitin 2006-12-01 09:38AM | 0 recs


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