National Affairs

Given the stakes of the upcoming 2024 national elections, VID should seek opportunities to influence national Democratic policies and politics.

Ed Yutkowitz, Chair

 Our National Affairs Committee; 

  • Identifies emerging issues and ideas with national and international implications.
  • Seeks creative solutions for national problems.
  • Develops strategies by which VID can play a part in promoting these solutions.  

The National Affairs Committee addresses:

  • The rise of autocracy and assaults on voting rights and personal and press freedom.
  • How Democrats can better craft their message and use local and national media to reinvigorate their brand and promote their policies and politics. 
  • Expanding Democratic representation in Congress and the Senate.  

The Committee:

  • Invites expert guests to speak on a variety of subjects, such as public health, foreign policy, transportation, economics (including labor, trade, and changing work- and marketplaces), technology, and culture.
  • Provides a national perspective on issues of local concerns, including the environment, crime, immigration, and education.
  • Works with state and national Democratic elected officials and organizations to influence and strengthen their policy and communications strategies.

Are you interested in joining this Committee?  Have a question?  Send your message HERE.