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CDA Spotlight: University of Houston College Democrats

Laura Epstein Posted December 4, 2013 at 2:49 AM
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Two weeks ago, the University of Houston College Democrats (UHCD) had their meeting televised on Telemundo. An honor like that seems to be pretty commonplace for UHCD; their involvement on campus this semester is truly formidable.

A growing chapter, the club only started in Fall of 2012 with ten members. Given all the events they host and action they’re taking, they now boast over fifty active members. Chapter president Catherine Tassin de Montaigu attributes her chapter’s success to two major factors. First, Catherine urges the importance of a “strong foundation of board members.” With active leadership, UHCD is prospering by engaging new students in politics by providing a range of volunteer and social activities. She finds inviting guest speakers to be ...

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CDA Rundown: ENDA

Annie Kehler Posted November 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) seeks to prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment based on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. First considered by Congress almost two decades ago, it is time that Congress acts to curb this discrimination.

ENDA was first introduced into the Senate and the House in 1994 with a total of 167 co-sponsors across both chambers. Failing to pass, it was reintroduced in 1995, and failed by only one vote in the Senate in 1996. ENDA once again has an opportunity to become law, as the Senate passed the legislation on November 8th of this year with a vote of 64-32. Although the House has sent the bill into committee, Speaker John Boehner has yet ...

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russiana Posted November 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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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
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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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