2018-03-07 / Front Page

Queens County Young Democrats Elect 2018-2019 Executive Board

(L. to r.): Joy Chowdhury, Treasurer; Breeana Mulligan, Communications Director; David Aronov, Vice President of Membership; Charlotte Martin, Secretary; Adrian Drepaul, President; Dori Ann Pliska, Executive Vice President; Antonio Alfonso, Vice President of Political Affairs; Rianna Young, Vice President of Diversity and Outreach.  (L. to r.): Joy Chowdhury, Treasurer; Breeana Mulligan, Communications Director; David Aronov, Vice President of Membership; Charlotte Martin, Secretary; Adrian Drepaul, President; Dori Ann Pliska, Executive Vice President; Antonio Alfonso, Vice President of Political Affairs; Rianna Young, Vice President of Diversity and Outreach. On Tuesday, February 27, Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) gathered at the Powhatan Democratic Club to elect their 2018-2019 Executive Board. Members of the diverse new board hail from all parts of the borough. The organization, led by QCYD’s newly elected president, Adrian Drepaul, has pledged to work with Democrats across the city to effectively voice the concerns of young individuals in the party and combat the Donald Trump and GOP agenda. Drepaul is the first Indo-Caribbean elected President in QCYD’s history.

The official youth arm of the Queens County Democratic Party, QCYD focuses on political mobilization, voter and issue education and professional development for members. Last year, the organization was at the forefront of several successful Democratic campaigns across the state, recruiting 100 volunteers to get out the vote by knocking on over 6,710 doors and reaching 1,206 voters in several elections, including Council Members Paul Vallone and Barry Grodenchik’s, as well as Elizabeth Crowley’s bid for reelection to the Council. QCYD’s issue-driven panels have gained borough-wide acclaim and have featured an array of elected officials, policy experts, labor leaders and issue advocates.

“In this political climate, it is now more important than ever for young people to get involved in their communities—and that starts right here in Queens, one of the most diverse places in the country. This Executive Board will work in partnership with Congressman Joe Crowley and the Queens Democratic Party in efforts across the board to resist the dangerous Trump agenda. From taking back Congress to finally enacting gun reform, QCYD aims to become the model of resistance state and nationwide. I could not have asked for a better team, and we look forward to a great year ahead,” said QCYD President Drepaul.

The 2018 executive board is as follows:

Adrian Drepaul: President; Dori Ann Pliska: Executive Vice President; Antonio Alfonso: Vice President of Political Affairs; Rianna Young: Vice President of Diversity and Outreach; David Aronov: Vice President of Membership; Breeana Mulligan: Communications Director; Charlotte Martin: Secretary; Joy Chowdhury: Treasurer

On March 4, QCYD members marched in the annual St. Pat’s for All Parade with Rep. Joe Crowley and on March 24th, QCYD will participate in March for Our Lives.

For more information, visit www.queensyoung.democrat.

 


 

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