Letters of Intent for the 2018 Adams County Young Dems Board

The Adams County Young Dems will be holding elections for the 2018 Board on Wednesday, April 11. Below are the letters of intent for the 5 positions.

Chair: Julia Marvin

Dear Adams County Young Dems,

My name is Julia Marvin and I am running to be re-elected as the chair of the Adams County Young Dems.

The Young Dems have a long history as a chapter in Adams County, and when became the chair last year, the chapter wasn’t very active. My main goals were to get more people involved, make it action-oriented and fun, collaborate more, and to build up our digital communications.

I’m proud to say that the 2017 board accomplished all of these things, becoming an example that other chapters are trying to emulate.

In the past year:

  • We held 7 events, all with a focus on activism and information
  • We partnered with other Young Dems chapters to host events
  • We volunteered with the county party for outreach at festivals
  • We promoted opportunities for volunteering for campaigns
  • Our event attendance averaged 30-50 people (a 1,000% gain)
  • We tripled our email subscriber list
  • We added over 200 new Facebook followers
  • We established a website at adamscountyyoungdems.com, and our blog series about Young Dems running for local offices in 2017 remains our most popular content to date.

This year, with the chapter more established and fundamentals needed to run a successful chapter in place, I look forward the Young Dems to provide a forum for likeminded people to meet and talk about politics and government in a way that is informative, actionable and entertaining.

If re-elected my goals for this year are:

  • Get Young Democrats informed, excited and activated for the 2018 elections through voter outreach and education.
  • Support causes and issues that we believe in through awareness and volunteering
  • Get Democratic candidates into office all the way down the ballot by volunteering on campaigns, raising money, hosting panels and sharing information
  • Support our allies and partner organizations by showing up to marches, protests and events.
  • Stay informed and keep pressure on our elected officials who are pushing policies we don’t agree with and voice our support for the ones we do.

It has been an honor to be a part of this organization, and I hope that you will give me the opportunity to chair the Young Dems again.

Sincerely, Julia Marvin

Vice Chair: Dan Pinkston

Dear Adams County Young Dems,

My name is Dan Pinkston and I'm running for reelection as the vice chair of the Adams County Young Dems.

The Young Dems have a long history as a chapter in Adams County, and when became the chair last year, the chapter wasn’t very active. My main goals were to get more people involved, make it action-oriented and fun, collaborate more, and to build up our digital communications.

I’m proud to say that the 2017 board accomplished all of these things, becoming an example that other chapters are trying to emulate.

In the past year:

  • We held 7 events, all with a focus on activism and information
  • We partnered with other Young Dems chapters to host events
  • We volunteered with the county party for outreach at festivals
  • We promoted opportunities for volunteering for campaigns
  • Our event attendance averaged 30-50 people (a 1,000% gain)
  • We tripled our email subscriber list
  • We added over 200 new Facebook followers
  • We established a website at adamscountyyoungdems.com, and our blog series about Young Dems running for local offices in 2017 remains our most popular content to date.

This year, with the chapter more established and fundamentals needed to run a successful chapter in place, I look forward the Young Dems to provide a forum for likeminded people to meet and talk about politics and government in a way that is informative, actionable and entertaining.

If re-elected my goals for this year are:

  • Get Young Democrats informed, excited and activated for the 2018 elections through voter outreach and education.
  • Support causes and issues that we believe in through awareness and volunteering
  • Get Democratic candidates into office all the way down the ballot by volunteering on campaigns, raising money, hosting panels and sharing information
  • Support our allies and partner organizations by showing up to marches, protests and events.
  • Stay informed and keep pressure on our elected officials who are pushing policies we don’t agree with and voice our support for the ones we do.

It has been an honor to be a part of this organization, and I hope that you will give me the opportunity to vice chair the Young Dems again.

Best, Dan Pinkston

At-Large: Veronica Broslawik

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My name is Veronica Broslawik and I am writing to inform you of my intent to run for an at-large position on the board of the Adams County Young Democrats. I have lived in Adams County for my entire life and I am finally ready to take an active part in the political community in the place I call home. 

Although my formal experience in politics is limited (beyond participation in caucuses and county assemblies), I have seen the power of the individual in the local government. I am eager to learn and provide my skills to service of the Adams County Young Democrats. I am a Clinical Microbiologist with a Masters Degree in Public Health and I have a strong passion for healthcare and science, as well as formal education in social media advocacy and public outreach. I am the manager of a large hospital microbiology laboratory responsible for the daily operations and oversight of a multimillion dollar budget and over thirty direct employees. I also have experience in planning events. 

I am excited to have the opportunity to use my skills to the benefit of our community, and appreciate the opportunity to run for an at-large board member position for the adams county young Democrats. Thank you.

At-Large: Eric Chacon II

Dear Adams County Young Democrats:
I am writing to notify any concerned parties of my intent to retain my seat on the
leadership team of the Adams County Young Democrats. After serving this past year, I'm more
excited than ever to work towards progressive goals and help elect democrats to office.
Especially in an ever important midterm year.
I’ve lived in Adams County for more than 20 years, and have consistently voted Democrat
since turning 18. I’m currently a grocery clerk and union steward for a King Soopers. My work
with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 has provided me many valuable
experiences, including working through a collective bargaining agreement, and many labor
education and activism opportunities. In 2016, I caucused for Senator Bernie Sanders, and
worked phones and canvassing through both of President Obama’s election campaigns. This
year I am proud to start work as my precinct’s PCP and serve as a delegate at the state
assembly this weekend.
I believe these experiences have, and will continue to help the Adams Coumty Young Dems
grow. The work over the past year has been successful beyond my expectations, with
fundraisers and voter outreach and information sharing. I've enjoyed watching so many new
people come to our events, and take away something new. Whether a question about the
system or actual time with one of the many office holders and candidates who have shared
their time and energy promoting and attending our events. I look forward to continuing this
work this year and in the future.
Thank you for your consideration.
Eric Chacon II

At-Large: Luna Ly

My name is Luna Ly and I am a graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder with a
Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology and Certificate in Public Health. I was born and
raised in Adams County, having attended Tennyson Elementary School and graduated from
Westminster High School. Currently, I am an Advocacy Fellow at Healthier Colorado, a
nonpartisan health advocacy and policy nonprofit. Since the 2016 election results, I’ve been
more inspired to get involved and to invoke positive change at the policy level, specifically to
advance healthier policies that break down barriers to affordable and quality health care. Youth
have always been the backbone of every movement, and I know that Adams County Young
Democrats can drive young voters to the polling stations, and get more youth from marginalized
communities involved in politics.

At-Large: Justin Martinez

I am submitting my intent to run for one of the at-large positions for the Adams County Young Dems. I would like to a member of the ACYD officers because I would like to gain more experience in the world of political organization. Even though I am newcomer to political activism, I believe I have a lot to offer for the ACYD. I am a very good web developer and am already involved in a re-fresh of the Adams County Democrats web page. I would be able to provide help with web design and maintenance, robo-call programming, social media, and any other type of electronic communication. One of my goals for all of my democratic volunteer work is integrate social demographic data into the democratic message. I believe the socio-economic data is a powerful and under-utilized tool that can help us win elections. 

I would like to see the ACYD grow significantly grow its membership over the next year. Adams County is full of young democrats who are looking for a way to be heard, and I believe the ACYD is a great way to help young democrats have a louder voice.  I am already active with the Adams County Democratic Latino Initiative, where I was elected as the organization's secretary earlier this year. I am excited to start recruiting new members to ACYD! Most of all my main motivation is to ELECT DEMOCRATS! 

At-Large: Jessica Troy

Hello,

I am writing to give my letter of intent to run for an at large position with the Adams County Young Democrats. Over the past year I have been proud to serve in the at large position and help out with organizing events. We have accomplished a great deal and really grown the Young Dems over the course of the year, and I think we can continue the momentum.

Thank you,

Jessica Troy

At-Large: Kayla Tuite

My name is Kayla Tuite and I would like to submit the following letter to declare my intent to run for an At Large position with the Adams County Young Dems.

First, I would like to say that I am grateful for the opportunity to have had a hand in growing this chapter over the past year. We have come far. From informational events and candidate meet and greets, to picnics and anti-Nazi fundraisers, I would be honored to have the opportunity to continue engaging young democrats across our great county in local politics. If we are to make a difference on a large scale, we must first start at home, in our own backyards.

As a young mother of four in a multiracial family, an employee, and a student, I understand firsthand the issues affecting other young democrats in our community. It is my mission to leverage my passion for advocating for others, my advanced organization skills, and my desire to create change in my community to rally others and truly make a difference in the cities in which we live and work. I am excited to continue our outreach and get even more young democrats educated and enthusiastic about turning our blue wave into a blue tsunami this November.