Global Youth Caucus



  • As the generation poised to take responsibility for the economic, political, and social issues of the future, the perspective of young people will be vital to any policy question. Young voters are an underrepresented demographic, and struggle to make their voices heard. Despite the political landscape, youth across the world are making their desire for widespread change known. The future belongs to the youth.

    Never has it been a more exciting time to be a Global Youth Caucus (GYC) member! The GYC is working to expand, which means we are looking for more volunteers. There are options to volunteer at the global, national, or chapter level - so pick what commitment is best for you and let us know how you want to get involved.

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    DA Global Youth Caucus Leadership:

    Miguel Madrigal
    | Youth Caucus Chair; DPCA Voting Rep. - Costa Rica
    Sydney Slotkin
    | Youth Caucus Steering Committee Member; DA Colombia Secretary
    Brent Jamsa
    | Youth Caucus Steering Committee Member; DPCA Voting Rep. – Canada
    Sruthi Venkatraman
    | Youth Caucus Vice Chair
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    News

    The State of the Union: Where are we going?

     

    The State of the Union Address has been a cornerstone of U.S. politics for decades. The sitting president not only addresses millions of citizens about the major issues of the time but also captures the attention of a global audience.

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    Global Caucus Takeover: GBC & GYC

    Feb. 14th - 20th 2022 the Global Black Caucus (GBC) and the Global Youth Caucus (GYC) are teaming up to take over each other's social media accounts to raise awareness of mutual issues.

    During the second Democrats Abroad Global Caucus Social Media Takeover Week the GBC & GYC are taking over each other's social media accounts while advocating on the issues related to their cause.  

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, February 06, 2023 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    Zoom

    Youth Caucus Elections Information Session

    Come join us on zoom on February 6th to learn more about the upcoming DA France Youth Caucus elections. Find out what positions you can run for, how to declare candidacy, and get answers to your burning questions. 

    Eight positions of the DA France Youth Caucus Steering Committee are up for election for the 2023-2024 US election cycle.

    👉 Submit a candidate statement by email to [email protected] by February 13  2023. 

    ✅ Eligibility: Candidates should be members of Democrats Abroad France, U.S. citizens 18 years or older and be able to serve a full term of two years. Previous organizing experience is welcome but not necessary.

    🍻 We will be holding an informational meeting on February 6, and a meet and greet for candidates during our Politics & Pints event on February 16.

    Co-chairs (2)

    • Ensure the caucus is carrying out its mission of registering voters and engaging young Americans living abroad in the political process
    • Organize and lead Youth Caucus steering committee meetings 
    • Provide support and direction to Youth Caucus working groups 
    • Collaborate with other DA France caucuses and local chapters on joint activities and events 
    • Prepare monthly report on Youth Caucus activities, trouble spots, and upcoming events
    • Represent the Youth Caucus on the DA France Executive Committee

    Events Officers (2)

    • Ideate new events to draw in members outside our current network
    • Support national DA France events, including fundraisers, social events, and protests
    • Organize monthly and ad-hoc events for the youth caucus (Politics & Pints, debate watch parties, book clubs, trivia night, protests, invited speakers)

    GOTV Officers (2)

    • Build and maintain contacts with American organisations in France (universities, US businesses, volunteer organizations, interest groups) to organize voter tabling during election season
    • Motivate & organize volunteers for voter registration events
    • Partner with DA France to help staff voter registration efforts and phonebanking events
    • Flyer for ‘get-out-the-vote’ (GOTV) events and volunteer opportunities with DA France Youth Caucus 

    Communications Officers (2)

    • Amplify the voices of young Americans in DA France, create content informing young Americans in France of their right to vote in US elections
    • Maintain and build social channels (Facebook page, DA website, group chats, etc.) and help shape national digital strategy, from messaging to ad placement 
    • Create visuals and text for upcoming events 
    • Build relationships with students, schools, organizations throughout France to promote the work of the DAF Youth Caucus 

    To run for election: You may nominate yourself by declaring your candidacy, or you may be nominated by someone else. You may also nominate another person for a position. To declare your candidacy or make a nomination, please email the Elections Board at [email protected]. Candidates must submit a candidate’s statement (no more than 200 words). If you are nominating another person, please put that person on copy of your email.