Jerimee Richir Wins YDNC Tyre Taylor Young Democrat of the Year Award

Those of us who have worked with Jerimee on any project know just how hard he works to help others. He is always on call if I need him to help with tech issues on BlueNC. I know how much he helps other groups and organizations. This past weekend he was awarded the Tyre Taylor Young Democrat of the Year by the Young Democrats of North Carolina.

Who was Tyre Taylor?

Although several state organizations preceded the national organization, the Young Democrats of North Carolina, led by Tyre Taylor, can probably claim to be the founding fathers of the Young Democrats of America. In the spring of 1931, Tyre obtained names of Young Democrats in other states and sent letters asking them to discuss the idea of a national Young Democratic organization.

On March 4 – 5, 1932, the first national organizational meeting was held in Washington D.C., with delegates from 27 states and the District of Columbia present. One of the first articles of agreement stipulated there should be no distinction in membership and privileges between men and women.

Jerimee, you are terrific. Democrats in North Carolina are lucky to have you helping out. BlueNC is lucky to have you. You never distinguish between work and non-work hours. You are simply willing to help at any time you are called.

Thank you.


Congratulations, Jerimee

I can't think of a more deserving Young Dem.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Congrats! Now something I have never done....

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Really, congrats to you.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Very wonderful news!

Congratulations, Jerimee. And ditto to Betsy's observations. You're always there ... and we appreciate it enormously.


PS I didn't know you were young!

Tip O' the Hat

Well done and congrats, Jerimee!

We are lucky to have you in NC. I hope you'll be with us for a long time!!!


Wonderful Jerimee

you really are an amazing guy.

Jerimee, I'm so proud of you!

We all are. Thank you for all you do for Democrats and progressive causes in NC.

Job Well Done plus, plus

Congratulations for the reconition Jerimee. Too often hard working people don't get the recognition they deserve, I'm so glad they recognize your value to the party.

We need to establish an award of recognition from BlueNC!

Congrats, Jerimee!

And kudos to the YDNC for recognizing the efforts of this intelligent and resourceful young man.

You're an invaluable asset to the Party and BlueNC, buddy. :)

Way to Go

Way to go, Jerimee. It is a well-deserved recognition for your efforts, past, present and future... with heavy emphasis on the future part.



Congratulations, Jerimee!

Very well deserved!


Thanks so much for all the kind words.

Thanks Betsy for doing my homework for me. I was wondering about Tyre.

Thanks also for the animated gif.

Later I'll post a picture of the actual award that got passed down to me by last year's recipient, Becky Gomer. It's fancy!

Great News!


Go Jerimee

Thanks for plugging away for progress.

Very happy with the awards this year

Few people have done more for North Carolina Democrats over the past year. None of them are under 36.

Also happy to see Andy Ball, Davy Lowman, Drew Ball, and the Meck YD Chapter win awards.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks