Partygoers promote favorite candidates at The Young Turks event
© Sabrina Malhi

The Young Turks event this year set the perfect scene for partygoers to don their best outfits: a full tux, dress or campaign gear that showed support for their 2020 presidential pick.

“It’s a beautiful night in Washington, D.C., so why not wear a shirt that supports the next president of the United States?” asked Ari Rabin-Havt, chief of staff for Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC Zombie Tax punishes farmers to fill DC coffers Progressives threaten to block bipartisan infrastructure proposal MORE (I-Vt.), donning a “Bernie” shirt and pin that was cleverly cut out in the shape of the senator’s glasses and hair.

Jesse Cerrotti wore his rainbow-colored shirt with “Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC Wray suggests limits on FBI social media tracking a 'lesson learned' after Jan. 6 Puerto Rico's former governor stages a comeback MORE” written across it in big letters.

“She’s been the guiding light for this new wave of young Democrats, who are becoming activist and engaged in our communities and I wanted to show my pride and support for her," he said.


Cerrotti, a OneVoice Movement regional director, said that he’s been a supporter for hers from the very beginning and attended The Young Turks event, located at The Hepburn apartment complex next to the site of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, in order to connect with people who are helping to pave the way for progressive leaders.

“The Yang Gang is what we like to call ourselves and because we have such a strong nationwide, grassroots presence and we’re very enthusiastic, which is I like to wear my pin,” Jim McBride, the founder of Network4Progess, said.

As people mingled, enjoyed the rooftop views and discussed the 2020 candidates, Jenny’s Baked at Home — a Brooklyn-based, hemp infused dessert company — showed up at the end of the night to serve THC ice cream mixed with CBD brownies.

Regardless of the outfit, everyone came together to enjoy this progressive, sweet treat.