I wanted to share the following post from ydma.org outlining why the recently elected Board of Young Democrats of Massachusetts made unanimously endorsing Dr. Smulowitz their first official act.
Young Democrats of Massachusetts Board Unanimously Pledges PAC Contribution and 50 Hours of Voter Contact to Dr. Peter Smulowitz
The Board of Directors of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts unanimously endorsed Dr. Peter Smulowitz in the Special State Senate Election for the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District, the seat formerly held by Scott Brown.
“Dr. Smulowitz is exactly the type of candidate that Young Democrats get excited to volunteer for and is an inspiration for other young people considering running for office,” said YDM Chair Jonathan Sclarsic.
The Young Democrats of Massachusetts have committed to contributing at least 50 volunteer hours to help contact voters, as well as at least a $100 PAC contribution. “Young Democrats are fired up and excited to inform voters about why we’re supporting Dr. Smulowitz,” said YDM Political Director Melissa Roberts.
YDM pledged support for Dr. Smulowitz, the 33 year old young Democrat who won the April 13 Democratic Primary, citing his commitment to supporting quality education, creating 21st century jobs, and making healthcare more affordable for students and working people in Massachusetts.
“At a time when costs of education and healthcare are on the rise for young people, Dr. Smulowitz will bring much needed firsthand experience to Beacon Hill as a young, accomplished ER physician,” Sclarsic said.
Leading into the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Convention and elections last weekend, the YDM Political Committee unanimously voted to recommend this endorsement. “I’m thrilled that that the Board made this endorsement YDM’s first official act following our Convention. I think it’s a strong statement of YDM’s commitment to supporting young, progressive candidates,” remarked Sclarsic.
The Young Democrats of Massachusetts is a partisan political organization with over fifteen hundred members mobilized across the Commonwealth to create positive. Our members are the leaders of today: Democrats under the age of 36 committed to getting Democrats elected and promoting progressive legislation. We are the future: now.