Save-the-Date: Convention 2018 ✨ / by khaetlyn grindell

The Young Democrats of North Carolina, the College Democrats of North Carolina, and the North Carolina Association of Teen Democrats invite young people all across the state to join us at the 2018 State Convention and to celebrate the 90th anniversary of YDNC.

What: YDNC/CDNC/NCATD Convention 2018
When: Friday, April 6th - Sunday, April 8th
Where: Charlotte, NC

“The Democratic Party has changed significantly in the past 90 years. The Young Democrats of North Carolina stand as a testament to the hard work of activists and young people who made us the organization we are today,” states Ebony West, President of YDNC. “As the largest progressive political organization for young people in the state, we look forward to inviting new members and making our big tent party even more inclusive at the 2018 Convention.”

As organizations chartered through the YDNC umbrella, CDNC and NCATD share in this nearly century-long legacy of engaging young North Carolinians in progressive politics.

“90 years of progress, activism, and developing leaders is a landmark in the field of youth engagement. This achievement serves as a further testament to the dedication over the years shown by folks like; Secretary Elaine Marshall, Governors Cooper and Hunt, in which all of whom began their political journeys here. CDNC is remembering this 90th year by renewing our promise and dedication to ensuring the future success of our members,” states John Easterling III, President of CDNC.

This state convention will bring together CDNC’s first ever community college chapter, 3 HBCU'S, 12 private universities, and 11 schools apart of the UNC public university system. Additionally, a number of high school students will be in attendance through the North Carolina Association of Teen Democrats.

“The North Carolina Association of Teen Democrats is ecstatic to invite involved high school students from across North Carolina to come together this April as we collaborate and organize ahead of the vital 2018 midterm elections,” says NCATD President Bennett Stillerman. “The 2018 convention will be a great opportunity to look back at our past year, network with fellow progressives across our state, and develop a path forward as we fight to help Democrats take back the General Assembly this fall.”

Established in 1928, the Young Democrats of North Carolina is the oldest youth arm of the Democratic Party in the United States.