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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Texas Young Democrats Adopt Platform Opposing Capital Punishment

The Texas Young Democrats adopted a platform last weekend that contained this line:

7.10. We oppose state-sponsored capital punishment.

Read the whole platform.

Texas Young Democrats has been in existence since 1932. Texas Young Democrats brings together young democrats, inclusive of high school and college students, youth leaders, and young professionals to build a brighter future for all Texans. TYD is the state's premier organization that promotes political activism by young progressives to influence the political process and elect Democratic leaders throughout the state. We gather in local clubs, statewide executive committee meetings, and an annual convention in Austin to share insights, debate issues, develop leadership skills, and build lasting friendships with like-minded young people all across Texas.

TYD has a long tradition of electing its former members to office, and TYD alumni can be found at all levels of public service and in influential roles in many Texas communities. We boast lifetime members, such as Gov. Ann Richards, John Sharp, Garry Mauro, and Lena Guerrero. As a statewide organization, and chartered member of the Young Democrats of America and College Democrats of America, TYD provides opportunities for young people to meet fellow activists, work on campaigns and with local party officials, learn the ins and outs of politics, improve personal skills, and, yes, have fun.

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