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Posts in the Event Wrap Up category

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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Getting Crafty: Hobby Lobby’s attempt to glue women to corporate owner’s personal religious beliefs

Annie Kehler Posted July 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

Yesterday, the Supreme Court made the distressing decision to allow private, for-profit corporations to deny access to healthcare based on personally held religious beliefs. The case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, featuring a 5-4 split decision will make it more difficult for women across the country to obtain basic, preventative healthcare benefits.

College Democrats of America is deeply concerned with the results this decision could bring.  Almost 60% of American women use birth control, some for reasons other than contraception including ovarian cysts, endometriosis, migraines, and hormone replacement after chemotherapy. Lack of access to coverage based on privately held beliefs will put these women at financial stress and strain their ability to properly care for themselves.

It is equally important to note that ...

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