Young Democrats gather in Birmingham for committee meeting

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Young Democrats from across the country are gathering in Alabama this weekend.

The Young Democrats of America organization is holding a national committee meeting in Birmingham over the weekend.

Josh Coleman, president of the Alabama Young Democrats, said it is the first time Alabama is hosting the event.

It is part of an outreach effort into Republican stronghold states traditionally thought of as deeply red, Coleman said.

He said the event was a “great kick-off” to the rebuilding of the Alabama Democratic Party. The state party recently changed bylaws to make sure more young voters and other key constituencies are represented on the party’s governing board.

Young voters are among those who helped elect Sen. Doug Jones in 2017, Rebecca Pinn, secretary of the Young Democrats of America, said in a statement about the meeting on the group’s website.

The meeting began Friday and lasted through Sunday.

Republished with the Permission of the Associated Press.