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#CDALeads: Engaging Youth in Politics

Annie Kehler Posted February 4, 2015 at 4:51 PM by , Deputy Communications Director

Anne Olsen, Sociology Education major with a minor in Political Science Education at Weber State University, has used her role as a leader both inside and outside of College Democrats to engage young voters across the state of Utah.

Olsen originally got involved in College Democrats after an internship with Utah Votes, that pointed her to Utah’s State Federation. She was elected as Secretary of College Democrats of Utah, and has spent much of her time working to grow a new Chapter at Weber State.

In her work with high schools students, Olsen has found that politicians often focus only on those over 18, forgetting that high school students will be part of the voting population in 1-4 years. Anne has worked ...

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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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