We are a diverse group with a common vision, working to elect young Democrats and advance a progressive agenda in Franklin County.
From advocacy to fundraising, and from socials to major conventions, as young Democrats we continue to be a driving force within the Democratic party at all levels.
Some of us work in politics professionally: on campaigns, and at all levels of government. Others are students or work in non-political jobs and are political activists in their free time.
We welcome all Democrats under the age of 36 to join our group, get involved, and make a difference in Franklin County!
FCYD is proudly affiliated with Ohio Young Democrats, OSU Law Democrats, Capital Law School Democrats, and Ohio State Democrats.
Join Our Email List
To join our listserv click here to subscribe to our mailing list. Emails typically go out weekly or biweekly and contain a roundup of upcoming events and activities.
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Attend meetings and events
General meetings are usually held every other month. At these meetings, we discuss the organizations goals, programs, projects, and opportunities, as well as vote on any issues which require a general consensus. Details for the next general meeting are sent via email to our list, and can be found on this site and on Facebook. During months when meetings are not scheduled, we like to hold at least one social or community event: happy hours, watch parties, meet-the-candidates nights, and much more.
Become an Official Member
In order to become an official member, we require a $20 annual membership fee.
Learn more about becoming a member here.
Join a Committee
If you are interested in becoming more involved and joining a committee, reach out the Executive Board Member responsible for that committee. If you would like to get more information on each committee’s responsibilities, feel free to contact us here.
Membership Committee – Chaired by Joe Ryan
The Membership Committee is responsible for growing and defining membership. It works to build meaningful relationships with all members and ask for their feedback on goals, strategic planning, events, locations, fundraisers, and other programming. Email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidate Screening Committee – Chaired by Stacie Baker
The Screening Committee is in charge of the FCYDems candidate endorsement process. It reviews sends and receives candidate screening documents, deliberates and makes recommendations for FCYDems candidate support. Email Stacie at email@example.com
Finance Committee – Chaired by Annie Marsico
The Finance Committee assists the executive board with fundraising activities. The committee sets fundraising goals, plans the FCYDems fundraisers and FCYDems finance related events for YD candidates. Email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Committee – Chaired by Jen House
The Communications Committee works to promote and market FCYDems events, fundraisers, socials, trainings, and advocacy opportunities. It focuses on membership communications, traditional PR, and the digital presence of the organization. Email Jen at email@example.com
Joe Ryan – President
The primary responsibilities of the president is to set the FCYDems agenda and coordinate with the Franklin County Democratic Party. Joe is a graduate of The Ohio State University Prior to becoming FCYDems president, he served as the FCYDems vice president . Joe is currently working for a Columbus suburb in economic development. Email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Gibbons – Vice President
The vice president serves as the Chair of the Membership/Recruitment Committee. The committee is charged with growing FCYDems membership. Erin works at the City of Columbus and has spent countless years of her life working to elect Democrats who care about the issues important to young, working people. Email Erin at email@example.com.
Annie Marsico – Treasurer
As Treasurer, Annie manages FCYD’s finances and ensures that all the group’s political activity is conducted according to Ohio Law. She is also the chair of the FCYD Finance Committee. Annie is a graduate of Ohio University and serves as the policy advisor for the Columbus Department of Public Utilities’ Office of Sustainability. Annie was also a 2016 Hillary Clinton DNC Delegate. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Corey – Secretary
The Secretary is in charge of noting all important FCYDems business, such as keeping the minutes of general and executive meetings and managing the group’s archives. Michael also heads FCYD’s Candidate Screening Committee, which evaluates Franklin County political candidates and makes recommendations for FCYDems endorsements. Michael is an attorney who recently served as a Regional Voter Protection Director for the Clinton campaign in Northwest Ohio. A Columbus native, Michael joined the campaign after serving as a policy analyst at the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, and as a healthcare attorney at Bricker & Eckler LLP. Michael is a graduate of Duke University, and holds an M.A. from Ohio State’s School of Education Policy & Leadership, and a J.D. from Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. Email him at email@example.com.
Jen House – Communications Director
Jen is serving her first term as the FCYDems communications director. Jen manages all FYCDems communications efforts. She is currently also the President of the Ohio Young Democrats. Prior to serving as FCYDems communications director, she served as FCYDems president for four terms (2012-2016), as FCYDems vice president from 2010-2012. In 2014, she received the Ohio Democratic Party’s John J. Gilligan Young Democrat of the Year Award. She works as the marketing and communications manager for a large Ohio-based law firm and is a proud Miami University alumna. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org