Friday, February 19, 2010

Young Democrats of Maryland Announce Convention Schedule

The Young Democrats of Maryland (YDM) are holding their annual statewide convention in Bethesda and Rockville next weekend. Following is their convention schedule.

Join the Young Democrats of Maryland for our annual statewide convention! This year, the event will be held over the course of two days. Join us Friday at 6:30pm for the Convention Kick-Off at Tommy Joe's in Bethesda (4714 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-5385). Saturday's activities will be held at MCEA Headquarters in Rockville. Breakfast will begin at 8:30am and formal activities will end around 5pm.

Space is limited and we have an exciting program prepared, so register TODAY! Click here to register via PayPal.

Registration is $10, however, nobody will be turned away from Convention due to inability to pay. If you need the registration fee waived, please contact Erin Schurmann ( or your chapter president. See for listings.

Registration fees are waived for high schoolers, but please RSVP to Erin Schurmann with the subject "High School Attendee."

Young Democrats of Maryland 2010 Annual Convention Agenda

Friday February 26th
Tommy Joe's Restaurant
4714 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-5385

6:30pm Food and fun begin!
7:00pm Speaker - Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown
7:30pm Speaker - Political consultant Liz Chadderdon

MCEA Headquarters
12 Taft Court
Rockville, MD

8:00am to 9:00am Registration
8:30am to 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am to 9:30am Speaker - Terry McAuliffe
9:30am to 10:30am Platform and By-Law Discussion and Votes
10:30am to 11:30am Breakout Session

Fundraising Training - Rachael Rice
How to run effective field and Advanced VAN Training - Jaclyn Lichter and Mark Shenton
Environmental Panel - Joshua Saks & David Turnbull (Morning only)
National Security - The Truman Project (Afternoon only)

11:30am-11:45am Health Care Update
11:45am - 12:05pm Speaker - Comptroller Peter Franchot
12:05pm to 12:35pm Lunch
12:40pm to 1:00pm Speaker - Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller
1:00pm to 1:30pm Minority Caucus Elections, Chapter Updates
1:30pm to 2:30pm Breakout Session (see above for listings)
2:30pm to 3:00pm LGBT Caucus Elections, Chapter Updates
3:00pm to 3:20pm Chapter Presidents Meeting, Women's Caucus Elections
3:20pm to 3:30pm YDM Update
3:30 to 4:00pm Speaker - Attorney General Doug Gansler
4:00pm to 5:00pm Running for Office as Young Democrat with Baltimore City Councilmember Bill Cole, Delegate Craig Rice and Edmonston Mayor Adam Ortiz
5:00pm to 5:15pm Event Wrap Up

Saturday night, we will be having our post-convention festivities cosponsored by MCYD & PGCYD at the Black Finn, 4901 Fairmont Avenue in Bethesda, starting at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there! RSVP here:

If you are interested in booking a hotel room, below are the best rates in the Bethesda area that are also metro accessible. In addition, members of MCYD have offered sofas and beds for YDM members. Please contact Erin if you are interested.

Residence Inn $109/night for 2 queens and sofabed.
(301) 718-0200

Double Tree Hotel $99/night for 2 doubles.

Hilton Garden Inn $100/night for 2 queens.
(301) 654-8111

For more information:
Phone: 443-474-4346