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CDA Response to the State of the Union

Annie Kehler Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:54 PM
by , Deputy Communications Director

Tonight, President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union speech to the American people. In response, College Democrats of America President Natasha McKenzie released the following statement.

During tonight’s State of the Union, Barack Obama laid out a vision for an economy that grows from the middle-class out, and makes sure the playing field is level for all Americans – especially young people.

He’s already got a record to be proud of…

-Passed the Affordable Care Act, that has helped decrease the uninsured rate for 19 to 25 year olds and all Americans, led to a significant drop in how much young people were paying out of pocket for medical care, and helped 3 million young adults stay on their parents’ insurance.

-The Administration's Pay As You Earn Program is helping ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Jamarr Brown

Matthew Metz Posted January 18, 2015 at 8:06 PM
by , Director, College Democrats of America Alumni Association

Countless great Democrats have been a part of CDA over the years. This year, we are excited to be re-launching the College Democrats of America Alumni Association (CDAAA) to give all graduates a continued voice. This is the first post in a series where are spotlighting our alumni. Do you know a CDA alum who is doing great work? Let CDAAA Director Matthew Metz know at metzm@collegedems.com.

Clemson University alumnus Jamarr Brown first joined College Democrats in 2006. He became both a state and national leader, which helped to fuel his passion for political strategy. Jamarr has made his mark in the Democratic Party as a leading political strategist and political trainer.

Jamarr got his start in College Democrats when he attended ...

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College Democrats Release New Video: “Speak Up”

Brexton Isaacs Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM
by , National Communications Director

With less than 20 days until Election Day, the College Democrats of America released a new video, entitled "Speak Up." The video features young people delivering lines that Republicans have said to highlight just how out of touch the GOP is with today's millennials.

You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm63lwHkphQ

In addition, Brexton Isaacs, Communications Director of the College Democrats of America, released the following quote:

With millennials continuing to reject them in election after election, Republicans are using any desperate tactic they can to convince young people to vote for them. After using wedding dresses to try to explain voting to young women and Shark Tank to explain why it's somehow better for students to pay high interest rates on their student loans, it seems all they have left are reductive cultural ...

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College Democrats Response to Scott Brown’s Sexist Frat Party

Brexton Isaacs Posted October 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM
by , National Communications Director

Yesterday in New Hampshire, Scott Brown paid a visit to a tailgate at the University of New Hampshire.

It didn't go well.

"The language became even more graphic at points, with one man shouting "F**k her right in the p***y" (00:04 in the video above), although it wasn't clear if he was referring to Shaheen or Warren. At 01:07 in the video, a man also appears to refer to Shaheen as a c**t."


Scott Brown's initial response?
"The Brown campaign declined to comment."

But we know someone who did respond right away…
The College Republican National Committee


Given this, the following is a response from College Democrats of American President Natasha McKenzie on Scott Brown's initial refusal to address these sexist comments:

"Obviously, we ...

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Announcing the WE ARE series from CDA’s LGBT Caucus

Annie Kehler Posted October 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM
by , Deputy Communications Director

College Democrats of America is excited to announce a new series from our LGBT Caucus: WE ARE. WE ARE is a series of profiles of LGBT politicians, policymakers, and staffers within the Democratic Party. Aiming to help LGBT students find role models in Democratic politics through increased visibility of our LGBT leaders, this project aspires to encourage LGBT youth to pursue opportunities in public service regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

"It is my sincere hope that this series of profiles will help inspire and encourage young LGBT students to pursue careers in public service that they may otherwise have found still closed to them due to sexual orientation or gender identity." said National LGBT Caucus Chair Alex DiLalla. ...

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