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#CDALeads: Staying Blue in a Red State

Kenzi Green Posted February 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Ever feel like you're facing an uphill battle? Are you a proud Democrat in GOP territory? Fear not, College Dems! With hard work and great leadership, you can do your part to bring much-needed change to your communities and your state government. Erik Lundstrom, President of the Arizona College Democrats and his fellow College Dems have worked hard to make big changes in the Southwest.

It isn't always easy being a Democrat in Arizona. Our state legislature and governor are always in the news with a new piece of crazy, right-wing legislation, like when they made the date of conception two weeks before the actual act, enforced racial profiling, or even attempted to require religious oaths as a requirement for a ...

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#CDALeads: Taking the Leadership Leap

Kenzi Green Posted February 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

How did you get your start in public service? Whether you were the president of your eighth-grade class or got your start canvassing for a Congressional candidate, your leadership is important to the future of our country. In our #CDALeads series, you'll meet CDA leaders from across the country and learn their story. In this post, CDA Northeast Regional Director Daniel Torres talks about his experience running for his local school board.

On November 4th, 2008, I sat in front of my television and watched as President-Elect Barack Obama walked on stage in front of thousands of supporters to give his victory speech. It was my senior year in high school; in between applying to schools and being a part ...

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It’s About Our Values

Kenzi Green Posted January 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

The GOP has long tried to make faith a divisive issue in our country, but as CDA Faith Caucus Chair John McCarthy points out, true progress can be made only when we recognize a common message. Here's what he has to say:

It’s about the values we share. All major religions share a common message of caring for each other and protecting those living on the margins of society. Yet we currently stand at a crossroads that requires Democrats of Faith to not only speak up—but to organize.

The Extreme Right has operated under the assumption that they speak for all people of faith. For decades they’ve used tried to sell a message to the American public that Democrats are waging a ...

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Keeping the Faith in 2013

Kenzi Green Posted January 28, 2013 at 9:03 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Members of the CDA Faith Caucus worked hard during the 2012 election to ensure that representatives who stood for equality, hope, and peace were voted into office. CDA Faith Caucus Vice Chair Christopher Hale highlights the support College Dems received throughout election season:

Broderick Johnson, senior advisor to the President, hosted call on the night of the first Vice Presidential Debate and spoke about the crucial choice young people of faith faced in the 2012 election. Johnson said that President Obama has understands people of faith and our values, because he understands the importance of an active faith in pursuit of the common good.

On the night of the third Presidential debate, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley who also serves a Catholic for ...

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