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Posts in the Event Wrap Up category

CDA Rundown: ENDA

Annie Kehler Posted November 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) seeks to prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment based on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. First considered by Congress almost two decades ago, it is time that Congress acts to curb this discrimination.

ENDA was first introduced into the Senate and the House in 1994 with a total of 167 co-sponsors across both chambers. Failing to pass, it was reintroduced in 1995, and failed by only one vote in the Senate in 1996. ENDA once again has an opportunity to become law, as the Senate passed the legislation on November 8th of this year with a vote of 64-32. Although the House has sent the bill into committee, Speaker John Boehner has yet ...

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#CDALeads: Success in Virginia

Jamie Zieno Posted November 18, 2013 at 8:44 PM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

Zack Carroll has been an active member of the D.C. Federation of College Democrats since his freshman year at American University. Now a junior at American, Carroll has experienced tremendous success. Serving as the Federation’s Campaign Director his sophomore year, Carroll facilitated the largest canvassing effort of College Democrats in 2012, on behalf of President Obama’s re-election and multiple competitive Congressional campaigns. Under Carroll’s leadership, 300 D.C. College Democrats knocked on over 100,000 doors in three battleground states. In addition to his work with the D.C. Federation, Carroll worked on Tammy Duckworth’s campaign for Congress and followed the Congresswoman to her D.C. office in the House of Representatives.

Now serving as Executive Director of the D.C. Federation of College Democrats, Carroll ...

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Federation Spotlight: College Democrats of Rhode Island

Laura Epstein Posted November 12, 2013 at 1:20 AM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

The College Democrats of Rhode Island (CDRI) are off to an incredible start this year. They kicked off their year with a brunch for all College Democrats in RI with the state’s Democratic Party Chairman. Having an event for the state outside of convention allowed for members to really get to know each other and form meaningful relationships for future events. Their last big event was a debate between CDRI President Rebecca Mears and the College Republican Federation of Rhode Island President.

They have also created a phenomenal website with information about local chapters, a voter registration guide, internship opportunities and more. Not to mention their twitter and Facebook pages, complete with information highlighting chapter activities, national advocacy, ...

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#CDALeads: Working for the New South

Annie Kehler Posted October 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

Louis Duke first joined College Democrats as a freshmen at Campbell University in North Carolina. He had been involved throughout the year and was hooked after moderating a debate for the campus newspaper. He became President of his chapter and quickly moved into positions in the state federation.

By his Junior year, Duke had quickly advanced from Communications Director to Vice-President, to President of College Democrats of North Carolina.

Leading a state like North Carolina is not without its challenges. For the first time in a century, Republicans are in charge of the state government. But Duke has taken these challenges in stride, building a stronger legally bound relationship with the state Democratic Party and fighting vigorously for voting rights of students.

With ...

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Obama Cares

Taylor Barnard Posted October 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM
by , National President, College Democrats of America

The Affordable Care Act will do even more to benefit young Americans starting October 1, 2013.  A Health Insurance Marketplace will open up to millions of Americans, offering affordable coverage in 36 states. The Obama administration recently released analysis that shows 95% of Americans will now have the ability to choose between two or more health insurance carriers. This “open market” will force insurance companies to offer prices that better meet our standards. In addition to the Marketplace, the Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies spend at least 80 cents of your premium dollar on health care.

3.1 million Young Americans have already felt the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Something most relevant to college students, individuals can stay on ...

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