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Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Youth Vote

Kenzi Green Posted November 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Young Americans sent a powerful message on November 6: do not underestimate us. In 2008, young people turned out in record numbers to support then-Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. The GOP counted on this as being an anomaly and assumed that we would all quietly step back out of the political spotlight in 2012. But that didn't happen. In fact, Americans under 30 turned out in even greater numbers than they did in 2008, and they overwhelmingly voted for President Obama.

We are constantly told that our generation is the future of our country, but this statement suggests that our voice does not matter now. It puts our interests and needs on a shelf to be dealt with at ...

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Support the President with the #ForAll Campaign

Kenzi Green Posted September 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

College Dems,

As we've seen over the past few days, this November's election presents a choice for voters between a candidate who will represent some Americans, and one with a proven record of standing up for affordable education, health care, equality, and prosperity for all. Across the country, young people are speaking out, writing down our reasons for supporting President Obama. As College Democrats, let's make clear our reasons for getting involved in this campaign.

College Democrats of America is joining the #ForAll campaign, a new youth branding initiative from Obama for America designed to engage young voters.  We are asking College Democrats across the country to join us in making these campaign a success.  Here's how ...

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Apply for a State Grant Today!

Kenzi Green Posted September 18, 2012 at 10:11 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

College Dems,

This election year, our chapters and state federations are charged with an important task: ensuring our country's continued progress.  By supporting President Barack Obama and Democrats across the country, College Democrats are helping create a brighter future for students everywhere.  College Democrats of America knows that that it takes a lot of work - and funding - to realize this goal.  That's why we are opening up applications for our fall state grants, which will provide funding for state federations and chapters with comprehensive, forward-thinking electoral organizing plans.

Applications for state grants are open from Tuesday, September 18th until Tuesday, September 24th.  State federations and chapters can apply here.

Questions regarding CDA grants, selection process, and general funding should be ...

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Moving CDA Forward: A Message from Tori and Andrew

Kenzi Green Posted September 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

A message from CDA President Tori Taylor and Vice President Andrew Slade:

Friends, we were so excited to see so many new faces at CDA Convention this year. Your dedication to ensuring President Obama’s reelection is an inspiration, and your presence at Convention sent a strong message to our country: we College Democrats are raising our voices in support of a brighter future for America.

Of course, now that the Democratic National Convention has passed and the President’s message is clearer than ever, our real work begins. As your newly elected National President and Vice President, we are so looking forward to working with state federations and chapters to organize, fundraise, and communicate effectively.

This fall, your CDA Executive board will be supporting ...

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Check Out CDA President Alejandra Salinas’s Convention Speech!

Kenzi Green Posted September 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Speaking before a crowd of thousands at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, former College Democrats of America President Alejandra C. Salinas inspired millions of young Democrats, LGBT youth, and aspiring public servants. Watch her speech and read the full text below!

Alejandra C. Salinas's remarks at the Democratic National Convention:

Buenas noches, democratas!

My name is Alejandra Salinas, a native of Laredo, a proud, recent graduate of the University of Texas, and on my way to law school at Boston College.

Four years ago, on campuses all across the country, young people rose up to change the course of American history. In record numbers, we came together and finally elected a president who understands our struggles, shares our dreams and believes in our ...

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