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Posts by Kenzi Green

Celebrating Our History: AAPI Heritage Month

Kenzi Green Posted May 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Every year, Americans celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our great nation. CDA AAPI Caucus Chair and College Democrats of Ohio President Daniel Rajaiah shares his family's story of perseverance and success:

My parents are both first generation Americans, coming to the United States from India in the mid 1980’s. My father came to America to pursue higher education in science and research. His dream of coming to America would not have been possible without a merit-based assistantship he earned at the State University of New York. My mother’s story is slightly different. Upon arriving in America, she was fascinated by the advanced technology in computer graphics this country had to offer. She pursued a ...

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Women’s History Month: Something to Celebrate

Kenzi Green Posted March 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Who has shaped your views about the role of women in leadership positions? Have you seen a particularly inspiring political speech, or did you grow up in a family with strong female role models? CDA Women's Caucus Chair Sara Valentine explains her motivation for wanting to get involved in public service -- to follow in the footsteps of the women who came before us.

“Men are raised to play football, to bash their heads and come back for more. Women are raised to stand back. We aren’t raised to be risk takers.” -Representative Sue Myrick

This quote is true in so many cases, but I am going to prove society wrong. Slowly but surely, women are becoming more represented in society, although ...

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CDA Celebrates International Women’s Day

Kenzi Green Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:06 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Today, as we celebrate International Women's Day 2013, CDA Women's Caucus Vice Chair Donya Nasser discusses the role of powerful women in politics and how their legacy helped to shape her own path.

In her address at the U.N. 4th World Conference on Women Plenary Session, then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton passionately stated, “If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.” This statement echoed across the world, sharing the beauty and stark truth in her words to the international community. Since then, Secretary Clinton has crafted history as an active and enthusiastic woman, enough to inspire ...

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CDA Celebrates Black History Month

Kenzi Green Posted February 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Every February, College Democrats across the country celebrate the incredible contributions made to our nation's history by black Americans. CDA Black Caucus Chair CJ Jackson and Vice Chair Milton R. Patch III commemorate Black History Month 2013 by reflecting on the progress made by the President in his first term.

During his second inauguration, President Obama proclaimed, “For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class.” African Americans have struggled for equality, working to make our country truly the land of the free, only to be looked over by government ...

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#CDALeads: Staying Blue in a Red State

Kenzi Green Posted February 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Ever feel like you're facing an uphill battle? Are you a proud Democrat in GOP territory? Fear not, College Dems! With hard work and great leadership, you can do your part to bring much-needed change to your communities and your state government. Erik Lundstrom, President of the Arizona College Democrats and his fellow College Dems have worked hard to make big changes in the Southwest.

It isn't always easy being a Democrat in Arizona. Our state legislature and governor are always in the news with a new piece of crazy, right-wing legislation, like when they made the date of conception two weeks before the actual act, enforced racial profiling, or even attempted to require religious oaths as a requirement for a ...

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