FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Meredith O’Malley Johnson
[email protected]; P: (904) 322-9233
JACKSONVILLE YOUNG DEMOCRATS AWARDED NATIONAL CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
AT YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA CONVENTION
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., August 13, 2013 – The Jacksonville Young Democrats (JYD) won the 2013 Outstanding Local Chapter of the Year National Award Saturday, August 10 at the Young Democrats of America convention in San Antonio, Texas. JYD also received the Florida Young Democrats Chapter of the Year Award on June 15, 2013. JYD sent 6 delegates to the Young Democrats of America convention, part of Florida’s largest-ever delegation.
Outstanding Local Chapter of the Year is awarded to chapters that grow membership and use innovative methods to get young voters engaged in their community. Over the last year, JYD doubled its membership, opened an office, executed a coordinated field plan, distributed a young voters guide, participated in monthly community service projects and hosted a number of panels on local issues including education and downtown development.
“Our members have worked very hard over the last year to build a solid foundation of young voters for President Obama and our local Democratic candidates in Jacksonville, and to make our city a better place through community service and education,” said JYD President Joey McKinnon. “We are beyond thrilled to be recognized as an outstanding organization nationally and we are keeping the momentum going by setting our sights on taking back the governor’s office in 2014.”
If you’d like more information or would like to schedule an interview with Mr. McKinnon, call Meredith O’Malley Johnson at 904-322-9233 or email [email protected].