Sacramento County Young Democrats Statement on 2014 Election


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Sam Mahood, SCYD Communications Director

Sacramento County Young Democrats (SCYD) President Samantha Farmer issued the following statement after last night’s election results.

“Young Democrats in Sacramento and across California once again provided a blue wall against a national Republican tide. Members of Sacramento County Young Democrats hit the pavement and worked the phones to turnout Democratic voters for races and causes up and down the ballot. Our efforts aided a Democratic sweep of statewide offices and victories for several progressive candidates in Sacramento County.”

“Last night’s results, both locally and nationally, prove how vital it is to turnout young Democratic voters. We are the margin of victory. Our organization remains committed to engaging in the peer-to-peer outreach necessary to propel more progressive Democrats to victory and make sure our voices are heard on the issues that matter to us. Today is a time to reflect and celebrate, and to renew our resolve to improve California and the country by electing candidates that will fight for affordable healthcare, greater access to public education, and fair wages for all.”

The following SCYD endorsed candidates and measures were victorious last night:

  • The Democratic slate for statewide office
  • Kevin McCarty for State Assembly District 7
  • Ken Cooley for State Assembly District 8
  • No on Measure L – Sacramento
  • Jay Hansen for Sacramento City Unified School Board
  • Lisa Kaplan and Teri Burns for Natomas School Board

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Sacramento County Young Democrats is comprised of Democrats ages 18-35 that live or work in Sacramento County. The organization is consistently one of the largest Young Democrats chapters in California.


Online Contest: #SCYDatWork


Calling all Young Dems!

At our September Membership Meeting, we officially launched an online contest we are hosting this month: #SCYDatWork.

Our members are not active in just our club…we know you all have impressive jobs and do important volunteer work, just to name a few things! So we want you to share that! All month, post your pictures to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #SCYDatWork to show us what you’re doing out there in the community or at your workplace! We will be actively retweeting all your entries and posting them on this page, so check the hashtag and check out our Twitter and Instagram feeds at @sacyoungdems frequently!

To sweeten the deal, the SCYD Communications Committee will be picking a winner, who will be announced at our October Membership Meeting on October 1st. That winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Downtown/Midtown restaurant of their choice!

So get to it and start posting your pictures!

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Monthly Membership Meeting on August 6th – New Location!


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Because SEIU is moving, we sadly will not have use of their State Council room for our monthly membership meetings any longer. Until we secure a new permanent location, please join us at Simon’s Bar and Cafe for our August Membership Meeting!

Our General Membership Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of every month.  Join us next month:

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
6:00 pm
Simon’s Bar & Cafe — on the patio
1415 16th St

For more information, connect with us on Facebook.

June Happy Hour — Picnic with USF McCarthy Fellows


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Bring your pets and your pet food donation to a picnic hosted by SCYD and the University of San Francisco McCarthy Fellows!

Join us at Fremont Park on Monday, June 23 at 5:30pm. What better way to start the week than to meet new people and spend time with friends at a picnic in the park? We will provide picnic snacks, and encourage anyone who has games to bring them! Frisbees, cornhole, any other sort of game you can play in a park are welcome!

That’s not all! You’re also welcome to bring your favorite furry friend, as we will be accepting donations for the Sacramento Pet Food Bank! The Pet Food Bank is in greatest need of CAT FOOD right now. However, they accept donations of dry or canned cat OR dog food, cat litter, collars and leashes, bedding, or any other pet supplies.

For more information about the Sacramento Pet Food Bank, visit their website at:

The Fremont Park location makes it convenient for us to eventually move to Simon’s, Uncle Vito’s, or anywhere else should you want to join us for a post-picnic drink!

For more information and to RSVP, head over to Facebook. Hope to see you there!

Fremont Park
16th Street between P and Q
Monday, June 23

Primary Election — June 3rd


Don’t forget to get out and vote on June 3rd! There are plenty of exciting statewide and Sacramento-area races to look out for, and Sac County Young Dems are excited to have endorsed several local candidates who will be on the ballot on June 3rd:

SCYD Endorsed Candidates:

Assembly District 7 – Kevin McCarty

Sacramento District Attorney – Maggy Krell

Sacramento City Council District 5 – Ali Cooper

Where to vote:

Need to find your polling location? Click HERE to find your polling place.

If you have a vote by mail ballot that you have not yet returned, you can drop it off on Election Day at any polling location in Sacramento County.

Monthly Membership Meeting on June 4th


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Join us on June 4th for our monthly membership meeting!

We will be discussing elections results from the June 3rd Primary, and upcoming events, including our monthly happy hour.

Our General Membership Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of every month.  Join us this month:

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
6:00 pm
SEIU State Council Building
710 J St

For more information, connect with us on Facebook.

Join SCYD for a Science and Politics Happy Hour Mixer


For this month’s Happy Hour, come mingle with fellow politicos as well as post doctoral researchers from UC Davis who are interested in policy that affects research and the scientific fields!

The special mixer will be held on May 19th from 5:30-7:30pm at LowBrau (1050 20th Street, on the corner of K & 20th). Appetizers will be provided!

Event Co-Hosted by:

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Sacramento County Young Democrats & UAW 5810: The Union for Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of California

For more information, connect with us on Facebook, or contact Don Gibson at:

Scott Lay to Speak at May Membership Meeting



Join us on May 7th for our monthly membership meeting featuring a very special guest speaker, Scott Lay!

Scott Lay is the president and CEO of the Community College League of California and the self-proclaimed “geek” behind,, and The Nooner.

In addition to our conversation with Scott, we will also be discussing upcoming events, including our monthly happy hour and phone banking for local SCYD-endorsed candidates.

Our General Membership Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of every month.  Join us this month:

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
6:00 pm
SEIU State Council Building
710 J St

For more information, connect with us on Facebook.