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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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Resignation of CDA Appointed Leader

Taylor Barnard Posted August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM
by , National President, College Democrats of America

Evan Goldstein has resigned from his position as a member of the CDA communications team. In a recent Facebook exchange between Evan and two other individuals (who have not held positions in CDA for some time) Evan made inflammatory comments regarding Israel and Palestine. His positions do not reflect the position of our organization. CDA does not take a position on this issue. We support open dialogue on all issues - free from incendiary and harsh language. We expect our communications team to exercise judgment in their social media posts. CDA is committed to making sure situations like this do not occur going forward.

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We’re Not Fooled

Natasha McKenzie Posted July 30, 2014 at 11:08 AM
by , National Vice President, College Democrats of America

Today, Senator Marco Rubio announced that he is co-sponsoring a campus sexual assault bill with numerous other legislators. Although we are pleased that he has joined the effort to address this crucial issue, we nevertheless remember his past voting record.

CDA Vice President Natasha McKenzie released the following statement:

"While it's great news that Senator Rubio has joined the many bipartisan voices working to end campus sexual assault, it's impossible to forget that he voted twice against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. At a time when nearly one in five women in the US have been raped on and off campus, and one in four women have experienced severe violence from a partner, Rubio's continued opposition to this important (and bipartisan) ...

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CDA’s response to Mitch McConnell’s “solutions” to the student debt crisis

Annie Kehler Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

While speaking with constituents in Buckner, Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked for his thoughts on changes that could be made for students suffering from mountains of debt after graduation. In his response, he ruled out any kind of government intervention, shared his support of for-profit higher education institutions, and advised students to choose lower-cost schools.

McConnell’s responses show not only a lack of care for his college-aged constituents, but also a complete lack of awareness of the current situation young adults face in the United States.

Contrary to what the Minority Leader believes, for-profit colleges are not a solution to the debt problem. High in costs and low in rewards, these institutions often leave students in mountains of ...

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The Border Crisis Demands Action Now

Carlos Martinez Posted July 15, 2014 at 3:18 PM
by , President | Texas College Democrats

Our country today is facing a humanitarian crisis. The southern border of the United States is being flooded with women and children fleeing violence and poverty from their home countries in Central America.  These people are greeted by a system that doesn’t know what to do with them. Sadly, our country is now facing the consequences of a broken immigration system that must be fixed. President Obama and Congressional Democrats have stepped up to the plate, but House Republicans would rather play politics than deal with the problem at hand.

We’ve seen this game before. GOP politicians have been kicking the can down the road for years. This time, in an attempt to subdue tea party extremists, Speaker Boehner and House ...

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