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CDA Rundown: Faces of Repeal

Jamie Zieno Posted January 4, 2014 at 9:26 PM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

The DCCC recently launched a campaign called “Faces of Repeal,” designed to show the faces of those that would suffer from repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The stories range from small business owners to those with pre-existing conditions. While everyone may have a different individual story, they all tell the same tale: Obamacare is already working and helping millions of Americans.

Here are a few “faces of repeal”

The college student – Thanks to Obamacare, young Americans can have peace of mind over their health coverage. The law forces insurance companies to keep young Americans on their parent’s health insurance until age 26.

A young child – Under the Affordable Care Act, children are covered through Obamacare, including vision and ...

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#CDALeads: Finding a Niche and Taking it By Storm

Annie Kehler Posted December 11, 2013 at 8:41 PM
by , Deputy Communications Director

Haris Alic first became involved with College Democrats as a freshman at University of Albany, SUNY. He quickly moved into positions at both the state and chapter level, and became an important leader in the Dems community. Like many of us, Alic first became seriously interested in politics during the Obama 2008 campaign. Now a sophomore at SUNY, he is studying both Public Policy and Urban Planning.

Alic has taken the finances of CDA by storm. He became Treasurer of University at Albany College Democrats in his first year, and was elected as the Finance Director of the College Democrats of New York in the spring of 2013. He is now serving on the CDA Finance Team.

As the Finance Director of ...

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Protect Further Cuts to SNAP

Laura Epstein Posted December 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

As a college student, my meal decisions often come down to which dining hall on my campus my friends and I go to. But with SNAP cuts this past November and even more cuts potentially on the way, millions of families could face the impossible decision of which 16 meals they want to skip in any given month.

SNAP, the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, is a critical tool for more than 47 million Americans to put food on the table. One out of four children in our country live in a household that receives SNAP. We simply cannot allow further cuts to this program.

Households already saw their benefits reduced on November 1, and now House Republicans are trying to cut ...

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CDA Spotlight: University of Houston College Democrats

Laura Epstein Posted December 4, 2013 at 2:49 AM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

Two weeks ago, the University of Houston College Democrats (UHCD) had their meeting televised on Telemundo. An honor like that seems to be pretty commonplace for UHCD; their involvement on campus this semester is truly formidable.

A growing chapter, the club only started in Fall of 2012 with ten members. Given all the events they host and action they’re taking, they now boast over fifty active members. Chapter president Catherine Tassin de Montaigu attributes her chapter’s success to two major factors. First, Catherine urges the importance of a “strong foundation of board members.” With active leadership, UHCD is prospering by engaging new students in politics by providing a range of volunteer and social activities. She finds inviting guest speakers to be ...

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CDA Rundown: ENDA

Annie Kehler Posted November 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM
by , Deputy Communications Director

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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