2018 Platform Convention 

Calling all Wyoming Democrats 35 years old and younger!

We’re reviving the Young Democrats of Wyoming and that means gathering every two years to put together our Party Platform, the ideas and beliefs that govern our organization as a whole. In accordance with our Constitution, the Young WyoDem Executive Committee have drafted an initial Platform and it's your job to amend and adopt it at Convention. 

On Saturday, April 28th, the Young Democrats of Wyoming will host the 2018 Platform Convention. It will take place at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Registration for Young WyoDems is free. We have a day planned full of speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities. Not only is this a great chance to hear from some of the most prominent, influential and progressive voices in the state, it's a wonderful opportunity to connect with other Young WyoDems, gain new skills and ideas through informative training and - most importantly - get fired up and ready to go for the elections in November! 

Young WyoDems believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls. Join us to form a progressive platform and make a declaration of how we plan to move Wyoming forward.


Accommodations

While you’re making travel plans, keep in mind when the official events begin and end. The Friday night welcome reception and #YDW2018 Awards will begin Friday night 7PM-9PM at The Library Sports Grille and Brewery, 201 E. Custer St. Laramie, Wyoming 82070 with the Saturday session starting at 9AM and concluding at 4:30PM. 

Rooms are available at the Laramie Travel Inn at $50.00 per night (plus taxes). Mention “Wyoming Young Democrats” to be in the room block. The Laramie Travel Inn is located at 262 N 3rd St, Laramie, WY 82072 and can be reached at (307) 745-4853. If you are interested in finding others to room with or supporter housing, please email Shayna at shayna@wyodems.org.


the agenda

Advanced planning helps you get the most from your Platform Convention experience.

View our Agenda to help you better prepare for and utilize the opportunities this weekend will bring. We aim to make Platform Convention an event that strengthens your effectiveness as an organizer and advocate. 

Convention Packet

All of the materials you need in one place!

The Convention packets includes the agenda, the Platform Convention Rules and Officers, and a Robert's Rules of Order Guide to help you navigate the day. Plan to access this digitally during the Convention.  

register now

Registration for Young WyoDems is free. 

Registering for the Platform Convention will give you a credentials pass to vote, participate in all activities, and the opportunity to shape YDW.

**Wyoming Democrats older than 35 and Observers will be charged a fee**

Propose an amendment

Do you want to change something about the Platform? 

All Young WyoDems have the right and duty to put forth a Platform that works for everyone. If you want to change something from a sentence to a section of the Platform, you can propose an amendment and advocate for it at Convention.

convention faq

Answers to the most asked questions about Platform Convention. 

Whether this convention is your first-time or you're a seasoned Young WyoDem, convention can be confusing. Learn about what you can expect at the Platform Convention. 

Propose a resolution

Is it time we take a stance on a current event? Maybe we need to ask the Wyoming Democratic Party to perform a task? 

Resolutions are a way for us to affirm a stance or get something done.


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We have been told that we are the ones we've been waiting for, but the time is now. The moment is here.

Michael Blake, DNC Vice Chair and Young Democrat