By this time next week, the California Democratic Party/California Young Democrats convention in Sacramento will be in full spring! The California College Democrats officer elections will be at our general meeting on Saturday evening at the convention. Since starting my campaign a few weeks ago, I am proud to have received the endorsement of many chapters and chapter leaders across the state along with every member of the current California College Democrats executive board. I’m really excited to be able to meet everyone I’ve talked to on the phone and some of those that I’ve not been able to reach. [...]
Yesterday, I signed a Bipartisan LGBTQ Message being circulated by U Penn College Democrats and College Republicans to presidents of college Democratic and Republican clubs across the country: We, the Presidents of College Democrats and College Republicans chapters, stand united to affirm the right of all Americans to marry the person they love, regardless of gender. We challenge our nation’s leaders to join us in defense of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. I am proud to stand with the bipartisan majority of young people who believe that everyone deserves to marry the person they love regardless of how they [...]
College Democrats from across California were watching yesterday as President Obama presented the annual State of the Union address highlighting the progress made and outlining his vision for moving the country forward during his second term. It was heartening to see the president urge congress to take action on access to higher education, LGBT rights, climate change, gun violence, immigration, voting rights and other issues that directly affect our generation.
There are always formative moments that are seared in our memories. The gun massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is one such moment. While the horrific massacre of 20 innocent children and six teachers in Newtown might only be the latest in a constant stream of gun violence, it was the spark that has galvanized people from across the country to seek an end to the violence in a way no other event has.
I’m proud to be running for communications director of California College Democrats (CCD) alongside some fabulous College Democrats on the CCD Forward Together 2013-2014 slate led by current chief of staff, Nicolas Kitchell, for president. I’ve been involved in Democratic politics for years and am currently president of College Democrats at Pacific Union College, which I helped founded last year, and I’m really excited about this opportunity to serve my fellow students statewide. I have no doubt that I will be able to use my wideranging experience in political communications, public relations and social media to raise CCD’s profile. I hope I can earn your support.