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CDA Spotlight: Arizona Federation

eboard Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:10 AM
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The Arizona federation celebrated a new direction and the start to an exciting school year in two important ways this summer. In June, Arizona recruited an Honorary Chair. Then, just last week, they celebrated their new Chair and the release of an exciting agenda through two Launch Parties, one in Tuscon and another in Phoenix.

Honorary Chairs are an excellent way for state federations to recruit leaders who will support their development and political goals. Arizona's Rep. Ruben Gallego, a state representative, has worked with the Arizona federation in the past to organize youth and advocate on their behalf in the legislature, such as by supporting the DREAM Act. In less than a month, Rep. Gallego has already attended two ...

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Welcome CDA’s newest Caucus: Labor

Alejandra Salinas Posted July 25, 2011 at 10:49 AM
by , President, College Democrats of America

College Democrats,

The College Democrats of America's Executive Board is thrilled to
announce that we will be constituting the CDA Labor Caucus! Although
we have not yet decided who will be leading the caucus, we are
confident after reviewing our applications that the incoming Chair and
Vice Chair will work hard to mobilize young people on behalf of the
fight for working Americans.

At our first board meeting of the year, the Executive Board was in
full agreement: the need to fight on behalf of workers and unions
under assault in states like Wisconsin and Ohio, the critical
importance of labor to the Democratic Party, and the interest shown at
the 2011 Convention made it obvious that now was the time to bring
back our Labor Caucus.

We also agreed that we wanted ...

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30th Senate District Democratic Candidates Public Forum

eboard Posted July 23, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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The Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee hosts a public forum for the Democratic candidates for Virginia's recently redrawn 30th Senate District. The forum will include an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates:

--Adam Ebbin, delegate (49th district), Virginia House of Delegates
--Lib

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Road Trip to Wisconsin (to help recall radical Republicans)

eboard Posted July 23, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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Wisconsin's Recall elections provide a unique opportunity to send a message that the radical Republican agenda is a bridge too far.  We will be car-pooling up to the 14th state senate district in Wisconsin to help popular st. Rep. Fred Clark replace one of Scott Walker's supporters in th

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Road Trip to Wisconsin

eboard Posted July 12, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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Wisconsin's Recall elections provide a unique opportunity to send a message that the radical Republican agenda is a bridge too far.  We will be car-pooling up to the 30th state senate district in Wisconsin to help st. Sen. Dave Hansen ward off a Republican challenge.
 
We will leave the 20

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