3rd Annual Young Democrats vs. Young Republicans Volleyball Tournament



 Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 10.20.07 AMSunday, June 14, 2015
Registration at 10AMWoodland’s Backyard
668 Grandview Avenue,
Columbus OH 43215
FCYDems v. Cap City Republicans 3rd Annual Volleyball TournamentJoin the Franklin County Young Democrats and Cap City Young Republicans in our 3rd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament benefiting Operation Buckeye.

Candidates and elected officials are encouraged to sponsor teams! If you are interested in sponsoring a team or a court, contact Jen House at president@fcydems.com.

Registration/Warm Up @ 10:00 AM
Captains Meeting @ 10:30 AM
Tournament Start @ 11:00 AM

Charity: Operation Buckeye
Cost per team: $80 (cash or check)
Must be paid in full by Captains Meeting to participate

16 team limit; top 16 registrations guaranteed play
Each team must have 3 women playing at all times
Includes at least 2 games and beer

Captains should register now to secure your space.


BOGO Membership Drive

Each year, FCYDems host a buy one-get one membership drive. Membership is normally $20 per person but at the BOGO drive you can bring a friend and get two annual memberships for the same price!

Membership dues help our org support young Dem candidates in Franklin County. This year, we hosted BOGO on the patio of Patrick J’s from 6-8pm on May 28th, 2015.

Existing members, new members and young at heart members came together for this fun annual networking opportunity! We had a great turnout of new and returning members and are excited to see our organization grow bigger and stronger!

Policy Panel: Issues Affecting Women

On Thursday, May 22nd, 2015 members convened to discuss policies that disproportionately impact women in the state of Ohio. Panelists included Heather Bishoff, State Representative of the 20th District, Liz Brown, Chair of the Parental Leave Committee for the Communication Workers of America Local 4502, and Bridgette Tupes, consultant with ART Advisors.

Members learned about the current status of Ohio as it relates to the wage gap, the effects of raising the minimum wage, and how economic security is the bedrock for narrowing gender inequity. Panelists also presented the facts regarding the infant mortality epidemic in central Ohio and its direct correlation with women’s health and poverty levels. Representative Bishoff spoke of initiatives on the state and local level to improve these conditions by Democrats and the blockades Democrats are facing by Republicans, and how Medicaid expansion would dramatically improve the quality of life for thousands of Ohio’s women. Our membership and panelists further discussed human trafficking and what organizations are doing to fight trafficking in central Ohio. Finally we talked about how individuals are elected, female participation in elections and as elected officials, and the drawing of lines drastically effects how much we can get done on these topics.

These Policy Matters discussions ensure that FCYDems members have the opportunity to engage with policymakers and the individuals who are in charge of implementing policies.


Policy Matters Series: Voting Rights – April 20th, 2015

FCYDems: Policy Matters Series

TOPIC: Voting Rights
PANELISTS: State Rep. Michael Stinziano &
Zach Manifold, Absentee Manager at the Franklin County Board of Elections

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 6.09.19 PMMonday, April 20th, 2015
929 Harrison Ave, Suite 140
Columbus, OH 43215

This will be the first of many policy forums that FCYD will be conducting to create open discussions on various policy topics. Especially, this will be a great chance for young people to get together and engage with the policymakers and the people who are in charge of implementing those policies.

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