Denver – Danielle Glover, Chair of the Colorado Young Democrats, announced she will run for Vice President of the Young Democrats of America (YDA). Danielle will join the EmpowerYD ticket, which is led by Louis Elrod, a current YDA Vice President and former President of the Young Democrats of Georgia, and Constantina Meis, current YDA Women’s Caucus Chair. 


“I am excited to build on the work that I have done here in Colorado and look forward to strengthening young Democrats organizations across the nation in preparation not only for the 2016 elections, but also to ensure the voices of our generation are heard on all issues impacting us including the student loan debt crisis, immigration, and campus sexual assaults”  


Danielle would be the first YDA elected officer from Colorado since 1995.  


Young voters will play a pivotal role in the 2016 elections as they have in previous presidential elections Millennials will be especially important here in Colorado where we Democrats will be working to re-elect Michael Bennet, win back the Colorado Senate, and strengthen the Democratic majority in the State House .


“Danielle has done a fantastic job reinvigorating Young Dem chapters across the state and is a tireless advocate for issues impacting young people across the state. Considering the crucial role Colorado will play in the 2016 elections, it exciting to see her take her passion and dedication to the national level” Rick Palacio said. 


Danielle was first elected to the Colorado Young Democrats board in 2012 as Vice Chair, assumed the role of Chair in September 2013, and was elected as Chair again in April 2014. At the national level, Danielle serves as one of YDA’s Deputy Issue Advocacy Directors. Danielle is also board member of Emerge CO, the NARAL Pro-choice Foundation, and is a member of the Truman National Security Project.

 

###The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the largest youth-led, national, partisan political organization. YDA mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process, influences the ideals of the Democratic Party, and develops the skills of the youth generation to serve as leaders at the local and national level.

 

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