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CDA Statement on New Hampshire College Republican Party Switch

Natasha McKenzie Posted September 4, 2014 at 1:20 PM by , National Vice President, College Democrats of America

Today, Jake Wagner, Chair of the New Hampshire Federation of College Republicans from 2012-2014 announced in an op-ed that he is switching parties to become a Democrat. In response, College Democrats of America President Natasha McKenzie released the following statement.

"On behalf of the College Democrats of America, I'd like to offer Jake a hearty "welcome aboard."  This year's election offers a clear choice for young Americans. It's a choice between Democrats, who are working to make sure that everyone can access a quality, affordable education and Republicans, who continue to stand in the way of progress. The recent trend of CR State Presidents switching parties reinforces the fact that Democrats are fighting for our generation's values. We look forward to working with Jake ...

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CDA Celebrates a Successful National Convention

Annie Kehler Posted August 27, 2014 at 9:25 PM by , Traditional Media Coordinator

This past weekend, the College Democrats of America (CDA) hosted our National Convention in Atlanta, GA. Delegates in attendance heard from national speakers, attended trainings from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff, held panels among State Leaders, recognized the previous year’s accomplishments with awards, and conducted elections for the National Executive Board.

Speakers included Georgia Democratic Governor Nominee, Jason Carter, and DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Breakout sessions provided Delegates with fantastic training opportunities to learn from members of the DNC staff and CDA National and State Leaders. Topics included best communications practices, finance and fundraising, and preparing for the 2014 midterm elections.

CDA recognized the accomplishments of Chapters, State Federations, and individual members through awards. Chapter of the Year was awarded to the ...

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