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CDA Celebrates Black History Month

Kenzi Green Posted February 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

Every February, College Democrats across the country celebrate the incredible contributions made to our nation's history by black Americans. CDA Black Caucus Chair CJ Jackson and Vice Chair Milton R. Patch III commemorate Black History Month 2013 by reflecting on the progress made by the President in his first term.

During his second inauguration, President Obama proclaimed, “For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class.” African Americans have struggled for equality, working to make our country truly the land of the free, only to be looked over by government ...

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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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