Preamble

Whereas, persons interested in becoming involved in the Democratic Party in the County of Kings in the State of New York, who wish to stimulate the interest of young people in government affairs, to promote the involvement of young people in the political process, to educate young voters and people who will become eligible to vote, to advocate those policies and practices consistent with the highest principles of the Democratic Party, to support those candidates for office who articulate such principles and perpetuate the ideals of justice and social welfare, such persons do hereby associate themselves together and form the Young Democrats of Kings County and establish the hereafter stated Constitution and its Bylaws.


BYD's Constitutional Convention

In February 2017, BYD's Executive Board announced an effort to review and update the club's Constitution and Bylaws. Part 1 of our Constitutional Convention was held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, and Part 2 was held on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Below you will find: (1) the original BYD Constitution, (2) the amended BYD Constitution that incorporates proposals that were ratified in 2017 and 2018 (3), and those amendment proposals tabled and remaining under consideration. 

1. Original BYD Constitution
2. Amended BYD Constitution
3. Tabled Amendment Proposals

Any BYD voting member may propose additional amendments. Substantive proposals must be received at least two (2) weeks prior to their consideration at a general body meeting, and friendly amendments to existing proposals may be offered at any time before the amendment is considered at the meeting.

Newly proposed amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws, and amendments to proposed amendments should be submitted by email to BYD President John Wasserman, and BYD Legal Director David Karopkin at Brooklynyds@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for bringing typos, inconsistencies, or questions to our attention.