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CDA Response to the State of the Union

Annie Kehler Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:54 PM by , Deputy Communications Director

Tonight, President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union speech to the American people. In response, College Democrats of America President Natasha McKenzie released the following statement.

During tonight’s State of the Union, Barack Obama laid out a vision for an economy that grows from the middle-class out, and makes sure the playing field is level for all Americans – especially young people.

He’s already got a record to be proud of…

-Passed the Affordable Care Act, that has helped decrease the uninsured rate for 19 to 25 year olds and all Americans, led to a significant drop in how much young people were paying out of pocket for medical care, and helped 3 million young adults stay on their parents’ insurance.

-The Administration's Pay As You Earn Program is helping ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Jamarr Brown

Matthew Metz Posted January 18, 2015 at 8:06 PM by , Director, College Democrats of America Alumni Association

Countless great Democrats have been a part of CDA over the years. This year, we are excited to be re-launching the College Democrats of America Alumni Association (CDAAA) to give all graduates a continued voice. This is the first post in a series where are spotlighting our alumni. Do you know a CDA alum who is doing great work? Let CDAAA Director Matthew Metz know at metzm@collegedems.com.

Clemson University alumnus Jamarr Brown first joined College Democrats in 2006. He became both a state and national leader, which helped to fuel his passion for political strategy. Jamarr has made his mark in the Democratic Party as a leading political strategist and political trainer.

Jamarr got his start in College Democrats when he attended ...

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