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#CDALeads: Success in Virginia

Jamie Zieno Posted November 18, 2013 at 8:44 PM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

Zack Carroll has been an active member of the D.C. Federation of College Democrats since his freshman year at American University. Now a junior at American, Carroll has experienced tremendous success. Serving as the Federation’s Campaign Director his sophomore year, Carroll facilitated the largest canvassing effort of College Democrats in 2012, on behalf of President Obama’s re-election and multiple competitive Congressional campaigns. Under Carroll’s leadership, 300 D.C. College Democrats knocked on over 100,000 doors in three battleground states. In addition to his work with the D.C. Federation, Carroll worked on Tammy Duckworth’s campaign for Congress and followed the Congresswoman to her D.C. office in the House of Representatives.

Now serving as Executive Director of the D.C. Federation of College Democrats, Carroll ...

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Federation Spotlight: College Democrats of Rhode Island

Laura Epstein Posted November 12, 2013 at 1:20 AM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

The College Democrats of Rhode Island (CDRI) are off to an incredible start this year. They kicked off their year with a brunch for all College Democrats in RI with the state’s Democratic Party Chairman. Having an event for the state outside of convention allowed for members to really get to know each other and form meaningful relationships for future events. Their last big event was a debate between CDRI President Rebecca Mears and the College Republican Federation of Rhode Island President.

They have also created a phenomenal website with information about local chapters, a voter registration guide, internship opportunities and more. Not to mention their twitter and Facebook pages, complete with information highlighting chapter activities, national advocacy, ...

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#CDALeads: Working for the New South

Annie Kehler Posted October 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM
by , Traditional Media Coordinator

Louis Duke first joined College Democrats as a freshmen at Campbell University in North Carolina. He had been involved throughout the year and was hooked after moderating a debate for the campus newspaper. He became President of his chapter and quickly moved into positions in the state federation.

By his Junior year, Duke had quickly advanced from Communications Director to Vice-President, to President of College Democrats of North Carolina.

Leading a state like North Carolina is not without its challenges. For the first time in a century, Republicans are in charge of the state government. But Duke has taken these challenges in stride, building a stronger legally bound relationship with the state Democratic Party and fighting vigorously for voting rights of students.

With ...

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Obama Cares

Taylor Barnard Posted October 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM
by , National President, College Democrats of America

The Affordable Care Act will do even more to benefit young Americans starting October 1, 2013.  A Health Insurance Marketplace will open up to millions of Americans, offering affordable coverage in 36 states. The Obama administration recently released analysis that shows 95% of Americans will now have the ability to choose between two or more health insurance carriers. This “open market” will force insurance companies to offer prices that better meet our standards. In addition to the Marketplace, the Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies spend at least 80 cents of your premium dollar on health care.

3.1 million Young Americans have already felt the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Something most relevant to college students, individuals can stay on ...

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Wrong Priorities

Matthew Metz Posted August 29, 2013 at 8:06 PM
by , National Communications Director, College Democrats of America

The school year has only just begun and the College Democrats of North Carolina are already hard at work protecting student voting rights. Earlier this month, Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed an extreme voter suppression law. The bill requires photo IDs at the polls, cuts early voting, and eliminates many other measures meant to empower voters. Although Republicans claim it is an attempt to prevent voter fraud, the bill wastes millions of taxpayer dollars to solve a problem that does not exist. Indeed, the chances of voter fraud in the United States are less than that of being struck by lightning.

College Democrats of America stand in strong support of all the citizens in North Carolina impacted by the law and ...

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