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College Democrats Release New Video: “Speak Up”

Brexton Isaacs Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM
by , National Communications Director

With less than 20 days until Election Day, the College Democrats of America released a new video, entitled "Speak Up." The video features young people delivering lines that Republicans have said to highlight just how out of touch the GOP is with today's millennials.

You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm63lwHkphQ

In addition, Brexton Isaacs, Communications Director of the College Democrats of America, released the following quote:

With millennials continuing to reject them in election after election, Republicans are using any desperate tactic they can to convince young people to vote for them. After using wedding dresses to try to explain voting to young women and Shark Tank to explain why it's somehow better for students to pay high interest rates on their student loans, it seems all they have left are reductive cultural ...

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College Democrats Response to Scott Brown’s Sexist Frat Party

Brexton Isaacs Posted October 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM
by , National Communications Director

Yesterday in New Hampshire, Scott Brown paid a visit to a tailgate at the University of New Hampshire.

It didn't go well.

"The language became even more graphic at points, with one man shouting "F**k her right in the p***y" (00:04 in the video above), although it wasn't clear if he was referring to Shaheen or Warren. At 01:07 in the video, a man also appears to refer to Shaheen as a c**t."


Scott Brown's initial response?
"The Brown campaign declined to comment."

But we know someone who did respond right away…
The College Republican National Committee


Given this, the following is a response from College Democrats of American President Natasha McKenzie on Scott Brown's initial refusal to address these sexist comments:

"Obviously, we ...

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Announcing the WE ARE series from CDA’s LGBT Caucus

Annie Kehler Posted October 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM
by , Deputy Communications Director

College Democrats of America is excited to announce a new series from our LGBT Caucus: WE ARE. WE ARE is a series of profiles of LGBT politicians, policymakers, and staffers within the Democratic Party. Aiming to help LGBT students find role models in Democratic politics through increased visibility of our LGBT leaders, this project aspires to encourage LGBT youth to pursue opportunities in public service regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

"It is my sincere hope that this series of profiles will help inspire and encourage young LGBT students to pursue careers in public service that they may otherwise have found still closed to them due to sexual orientation or gender identity." said National LGBT Caucus Chair Alex DiLalla. ...

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College Democrats of America 2014 Appointments

Natasha McKenzie Posted September 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM
by , National President, College Democrats of America

Congratulations to all of our appointed leaders!

Chief of Staff: Kevin Frazier (OR)
Historian: Zainab Javed (PA)

Regional Directors
Northeast: Jamie Zieno (NY)
Atlantic:  Braxton Marcela (VA)
Southeast:  Amanda Nabors (GA)
Southwest: Kat Hoang (TX)
Great Lakes: Rawley Van Fossen (MI)
Heartland: Morgan Brittain (IA)
Mountain West: Clay Marsh (UT)
Pacific: Naeemah Charles (CA)

Caucus Leaders
Black Caucus
Chair: Terry Vines (AL)
Co Chair: Maceo H. Karriem (NY)

Environmental Caucus
Chair: Austin Williams (MA)
Co Chair: Michael Stevanus (AL)

Faith Caucus
Chair: Arthur Lee Harris Jr. (OH)
Co Chair: Matt Gibson (IN)

Hispanic Caucus
Chair: Valeria Ojeda (DC)
Co Chair: Christian Chowdhury (NY)

LGBT Caucus
Chair: Alex DiLalla (IL)
Co Chair: Madison Lawson (TN)

Women’s Caucus
Chair: Lauren Nickoloff (FL)
Co Chair: Ebony West (NC)

Labor Caucus
Chair: Taylor Myers (OH)
Co Chair: Mitchell Sevigny (MI)

Disability Caucus
Chair: Samuel Fogelgaren (NJ)
Co Chair: Erica ...

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CDA Statement on New Hampshire College Republican Party Switch

Natasha McKenzie Posted September 4, 2014 at 1:20 PM
by , National President, College Democrats of America

Today, Jake Wagner, Chair of the New Hampshire Federation of College Republicans from 2012-2014 announced in an op-ed that he is switching parties to become a Democrat. In response, College Democrats of America President Natasha McKenzie released the following statement.

"On behalf of the College Democrats of America, I'd like to offer Jake a hearty "welcome aboard."  This year's election offers a clear choice for young Americans. It's a choice between Democrats, who are working to make sure that everyone can access a quality, affordable education and Republicans, who continue to stand in the way of progress. The recent trend of CR State Presidents switching parties reinforces the fact that Democrats are fighting for our generation's values. We look forward to working with Jake ...

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