As we head into the final months before the March election, local candidates continue to push towards receiving “endorsements” from democratic clubs around Los Angeles County.
One club that should neither be overlooked nor taken lightly are the Black Los Angeles Young Democrats (BLAYD).
The group is made up of members who range in age upwards of forty years old and those serving in leadership roles, are moving up the ranks in the political scene.
2UrbanGirls happened across the social media page of the groups President Charity Chandler-Cole, who was recently appointed, unanimously, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, to Commissioner for LA County’s Children and Families for the 2nd District.
We noticed that BLAYD will be hosting their 2020 Endorsement kick-off, this coming Saturday, January 25th, at APEX, THE ONE.
Most candidates will be on hand to mingle with the groups members.
We reached out to Mrs. Chandler-Cole to ascertain why some candidates aren’t on collateral showing which members are up for consideration for the groups endorsement and she replied many wouldn’t respond to the groups request.
“I think it’s important that candidates attempt to actively participate in all opportunities to engage with the people they say they want to serve. It can’t be strategy over service when it comes to deciding who and what groups to engage over others.
At the end of the day, the people that run organizations like BLAYD are volunteering their time to help educate and inform the community about the people that want their vote. And we’re voters too and clearly active participants in our democracy, so when we extend an invite, it’s wise to respond.Charity Chandler-Cole, President
If you wish to attend the endorsement party and/or become a dues paying member of BLAYD click here.