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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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CDA President Alejandra Salinas to Speak at Democratic National Convention

Alejandra Salinas Posted September 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM
by , President, College Democrats of America

​Speaking to students at Colorado State University earlier this week, President Obama said to young Americans that the country is counting on them. The Democratic National Convention will welcome over one thousand youth delegates this year, further underscoring the importance of the youth vote in November.

​Alejandra Salinas, President of the College Democrats of America will address delegates from all fifty states and the U.S. territories at the Convention next week. “It is such an honor to be speaking to the largest Democratic gathering in our country,” Alejandra said. “As the first Latina President of the College Democrats of America, I am proud to speak for my generation. This year’s election is critical, and youth voices are going to make the ...

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Mark Eidlin Named Vice Chair of CDA Board of Directors

Kenzi Green Posted August 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

The College Democrats of America Board of Directors continues to grow as it welcomes Mark Eidlin as its Vice Chair. As a former College Democrat himself, Mark brings a wealth of experience to the position. While a student at Boston University in the early 1990s, Mark served as the President of his College Dems chapter. In that capacity, he helped make CDA an integral part of the Democratic National Committee.

CDA President Alejandra Salinas commented on the excitement of welcoming Mark to the Board of Directors. "Mark is a shining example of the fact that CDA alumni remain dedicated to our organization. By returning to CDA as the Vice Chair of our newly reconstituted Board of Directors, Mark is giving back ...

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