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CDA Winter Conference Announcement!

Alejandra Salinas Posted January 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM
by , President, College Democrats of America

The College Democrats of America are excited to announce our 2012 CDA Winter Conference to be held on March 10 in Chicago. 2012 will bring exciting new opportunities and challenges that we as youth organizers will face. We believe the first step to this success is forming new partnerships to better prepare our state and national leaders. CDA will be hosting joint trainings and sessions with the Young Democrats of America during our Winter Conference. This is our first time to collaborate with YDA, and we know our partnership will help pave the path to victory for Democrats in 2012. This year, more than ever, we are highlighting the importance of unity, collaboration, and strength.

Chicago is the perfect backdrop for this year’s conference, as we ...

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The Law School Democrats of America join the College Democrats of America

Alejandra Salinas Posted January 9, 2012 at 11:33 AM
by , President, College Democrats of America

Today, the College Democrats of America (CDA) welcome to its membership the Law School Democrats of America (LDA) as they become the College Democrats of America Law School Caucus. CDA is the youth branch of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and works with hundreds of thousands of college students from across the United States every year to ensure that young people maintain an active presence in politics.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome such a diverse, enthusiastic organization into our CDA family,” said Alejandra C. Salinas President of the College Democrats of America. “Our collaboration will have an incredible impact on the 2012 Presidential election and beyond.”

Echoing Alejandra, Ted Anastasiou (Brooklyn Law School ’12), President of the Law School Democrats of America, made the following observation, “Joining CDA will provide Democratic law students with excellent opportunities to work with the Democratic National Committee. As ...

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New Path to Employment a Foundation for Our Future

Kenzi Green Posted January 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM
by , Director of Communications, College Democrats of America

As college students, we know the value of a great education. We also know that our most important learning experiences often happen outside the classroom and in the workplace. The opportunity to get hands-on experience while networking, collaborating with coworkers, and honing the ability to think on our feet is one that is becoming increasingly scarce in today’s job market. Thankfully, we have a President who understands the importance of focusing the nation’s attention on strengthening its future through its youngest citizens.

Yesterday, the White House announced the SummerJobs+ initiative, which will provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth during Summer 2012. According to the President Obama, “America’s young people face record unemployment, and we need to do ...

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Mitt Romney Stands Against Dreamers

Alejandra Salinas Posted January 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM
by , President, College Democrats of America

America has long been a land of opportunity and promise, and we as College Democrats believe in those ideals. Mitt Romney’s pledge to veto the DREAM Act proves that he does not stand for young people; he does not stand for progress; he does not stand for the American Dream. This is merely the latest in a series of efforts by Romney to pander to the most right-wing voters. The DREAM Act has bipartisan support in Congress, and the overwhelming support of college students across the nation. Yet again, Romney has shown that he is out of touch with young voters and does not value their voices.

The young men and women who would benefit from the Act are patriotic, hard ...

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Students for Change

eboard Posted December 27, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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We are One. Calling all high school and college students to sign the an online petition to Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding an immediate injunction to stop any changes to the current Voters' Rights law. Demand that the Attorney General conduct an investigation of the legality o

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