The existence of the Young Democrats seemed inevitable after various College Young Republican groups came into existence. Even the 1980s series Family Ties featured several episodes with Alex P. Keaton, star of Back to the Future, as a member. For some reason, there seemed to be no equivalent of a Young Democrats group for college students. The idea might not seem creative, but it took an up-and-coming Puerto Rican political science major to correct the situation. Francisco Domenech corrected the situation at the University of Puerto Rico. All he needed to do was connect like-minded people who shared his ideals together. Follow Francisco Domenech on twitter for more updates.
The community organizer credits being born into a creative family for his ability to come up with solutions, but it is more likely his unwillingness to give up has more to do with his political career success. He has worked on many different campaigns throughout his native US territory of Puerto Rico and on the national scale. In addition to his local work, he has also worked on the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The Young Democrats founder spent the last several months helping coordinate relief efforts for Hurricane Maria throughout the island. Domenech stayed out of the feud between the mayor of San Juan and President Donald Trump over failed relief efforts to the island. He is, however, certain that the failing F-35 Lightning II is not as invisible as Donald Trump suggested it was during the president’s visit to the island.
Franscisco Domenech hopes to work on the next Democratic nominee’s presidential campaign, although it is unlikely it will be the campaign of another Clinton. No one knows if Vermont senator Bernie Sanders will make another attempt at running for high office. Neither the Democratic nor the Republican party seems to have learned the lessons of the 2016 election.