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Tell us the state of your union!

Kenzi Green Posted January 24, 2012 at 3:11 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

With the primary votes tallied in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, the countdown to Election Day 2012 is officially underway, and College Democrats in every state are mobilizing for President Obama. The College Democrats are more excited than ever to be a part of this great American tradition, and we want you to jump on board with us! We’ve put together the Spring Programs Guide, which includes a huge variety of events, campaigning, and messaging ideas.

Tonight, you can take part in one of these great events by attending your local College Dems’ State of the Union watch party! Across the nation, College Democrats are gathering to watch President Obama’s most important speech of the year. Gather with your friends, ...

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He’s Got Our Back: Health Care

Kenzi Green Posted January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

On January 20, we celebrated three years of progress and innovation; in those three years, President Obama has been an advocate for young people around the world. For the next week, the SmartAss will highlight some of the greatest strides made by the Obama administration on behalf of college students across the nation. To learn more about these issues, check out our brand new Presidential Accomplishments Pack, to be released later this week. Today, in honor of the 39th birthday of Roe v. Wade, we’re highlighting one of the President’s most important accomplishments – the Affordable Care Act

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, women were often charged more for health insurance than men. Now, women can no longer be charged ...

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State Spotlight: Rhode Island College Democrats

Alejandra Salinas Posted January 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM
by , President, College Democrats of America

The College Democrats of Rhode Island recently hosted an event called Of/By/For: The Rhode Island Student Political Bootcamp.  It was a bi-partisan event with the goal of energizing students in their state and providing them with the tools they need to win their issue in the political arena.  Howard Dean was the keynote speaker for the event, but they were also joined by local politicians, chairs of both parties, state senators, and former Congressman Bob Weygand for speeches and panels.  It was a 3-day event and most of the time was filled with trainings from Democracy for America, the Leadership Institute, and other local social organizations.

The trainings included topics on fundraising, grassroots lobbying, and earn media.    There ...

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"State of the Union Address watch party"

eboard Posted January 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM
by ,

"State of the Catoctin District discussion followed by State of the Union Address Watch party" ---- POTLUCK
Starting at 7 PM , ending at 10 PM
an outreach effort in Loudoun presenting President's accomplishments so far and why  one should  get involved in the poltical process.
Delcious Foo

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Remembering Dr. King’s Call to Action

Kenzi Green Posted January 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

A message from Beatrice Peterson, CDA Black Caucus Chair:

On the third Monday of every January, our country recognizes the immeasurable contributions made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Yet Dr. King’s message of equality and progress deserves more recognition than a single day. The famous “I Have a Dream” speech was more than a message; it was a call to action. Too often, we look at the progress our country has made and assume there is little to be done. Instead we must recognize that Dr. King’s message is just as potent and relevant in our country today. As Dr. King said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but ...

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