The Young Democrats and College Democrats of North Carolina will hold their 2012 Convention at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte March 30 - April 1. Hundreds of Democrats of all ages are expected to be on hand to hear from many of the state's current and future leaders.
People of all ages are invited to attend. Tickets are available on the YDNC Website.
Given the recent national attacks on women's rights, a special priority for the March convention is to highlight the contributions of North Carolina Women. The Women's Caucus of the Young Democrats of North Carolina will host two special events as a fitting coda on Women's History Month. On Friday, a reception honoring 4 special Democratic Women - including the late Susan Burgess - will open the convention. At 10:00 AM on Saturday, a panel of young Democratic woman leaders will teach attendees how they too can be involved in public service.
Many other trainings, panels, and caucus meetings - and a Final Four watch party - will round out Saturday's activities. YDNC and the College Democrats of North Carolina will also elect their officers for the next year. The entire schedule for the event can be found here.
All of Sunday, April 1 is devoted to fighting the Constitutional Amendment (also known as Amendment One) on the May Primary Ballot. Representatives from the North Carolina Democratic Party, Protect NC Families, and the YDNC LGBT Caucus will lead sessions that will give attendees the tools to fight the Amendment. The day will conclude with phone banking and canvassing against the Amendment.
Requests for press and blogger credentials, as well as general questions about the convention, can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: March 30 - April 1; Complete Schedule
Where: Blake Hotel, 555 South McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204
Contacts: Sam Spencer, YDNC President (email@example.com)
Mark Newman, Convention Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)