New York, November 2 – On Wednesday, October 18, 50 young Democrats met at the Noche Lounge in Albany, NY to participate in the second installment of New York State Young Democrats “Young Dems After Dark – Central Region.” The series of campaign-year events are designed to mobilize young democrats and young professionals alike to become involved in this years November elections. Earlier this year the New York State Young Democrats organized an “After Dark” event in New York City, which allowed over 100 young Democrats and elected officials from around the state to come together and for the fall elections.
NYSYD President, Frieda Menos said, “After our extremely successful event in New York City, we wanted to continue the momentum we built for the crucial fall elections. We built upon our success in New York City and brought that energy upstate. Albany Young Dems After Dark was a success.”
Speakers included State Senator Neil Breslin, Tracey Brooks, Regional Director for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kenneth Brynien, NYS President of the Public Employees Federation (PEF), Frank Hoare, Jr., Executive Director of the NYS Democratic Committee and Chief Counsel for the NYS Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Bethany Schumann-McGhee, Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee and Albany Common Councilmember Corey Ellis. 20th district Congressional Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand spoke about her campaign and the need to change the direction of the nation. She encouraged the audience to join her campaign to help her beat Republican Incumbent John Sweeney this November.
At the New York City event, Democrat speakers included New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Eric Schneiderman, State Senator Diane Savino, Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Chair and Senator Liz Krueger, Assemblyman Karim Camara, Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick, as well as NYC Council Members Leroy Comrie, Eric Gioia, John Liu and David Weprin from Queens. As well as, State Senate Candidate Brian Keeler who energized the crowd with the importance of coming out to vote this fall.
“I truly believe that the American people need and want real change. Young Democrats around the country and right here in New York can really make that difference this November,” said Menos.