Posted January 28, 2013 at 9:03 PM
by Kenzi Green, Director of Communications, College Democrats of America
Members of the CDA Faith Caucus worked hard during the 2012 election to ensure that representatives who stood for equality, hope, and peace were voted into office. CDA Faith Caucus Vice Chair Christopher Hale highlights the support College Dems received throughout election season:
Broderick Johnson, senior advisor to the President, hosted call on the night of the first Vice Presidential Debate and spoke about the crucial choice young people of faith faced in the 2012 election. Johnson said that President Obama has understands people of faith and our values, because he understands the importance of an active faith in pursuit of the common good.
On the night of the third Presidential debate, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley who also serves a Catholic for Obama National Co-Chair, hosted a second conference call. In it, he highlighted his strong support for President Obama. He said:
“As a Catholic, I believe that every human being is made in the image of God. From this, I believe that as a nation, we share a moral obligation to care for one another. As the President has so passionately affirmed throughout his career: ‘I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper.’ The President has upheld and advanced this principle in many ways, including his support for pregnant women and the Adoption Tax Credit, and his pursuit of immigration reform. We are proud of the President for his opposition to the budget proposed by Paul Ryan, embraced by Republicans in Congress, and heartily endorsed by Mitt Romney. The Republican plan would shred our nation’s compassionate safety net, gutting Medicare, food assistance programs, Head Start, and many other programs—all while cutting taxes for the wealthy.”
The Faith Caucus thanks Broderick Johnson and Governor O’Malley for hosting these calls and all the students who participated in them. We look forward an exciting and productive 2013!
-Christopher Hale, CDA Faith Caucus Vice Chair