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.
From the department of over sharing, here’s my post last week for Pacific Union College’s student blog. Enjoy: It’s already the fourth week of the fall quarter! It feels like school just started but we’re already in the swing of things here on the hill. The weather is cooling down and sweaters and other winter clothes are appearing around campus. For me, week four was full of interesting opportunities and the usual things that keep college students busy. Last Friday, my student club, College Democrats, hosted Assemblyperson Mariko Yamada on campus for a meet and greet. I spent a few [...]
Sen. Harkin is such a boss. Here he explains why the Republican proposal to cut the Prevention and Wellness Fund which funds necessary investments to keep Americans healthy (including vaccinations, etc.) instead of closing a tax loophole for the ultra-wealthy (the Democratic proposal) is a fiscal disaster. The loophole has even been criticized by the conservative Wall Street Journal. The Republican proposal does not make sense. College students in America cannot afford to have their student loan interest rates double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Republicans need to stop playing politics with college affordability to protect their ultra-wealthy donors.
Dear Union, Really. I wish you well. Honestly though, right now? You seem pathetic. I thought I would write you a letter explaining why I never showed up to pick up that ID card that you made for me. Here’s the story: During the early part of my Junior year. Your recruiter came to visit my high school and I filled out a little one page form for more information. I was surprised when a few weeks later I got a letter of acceptance in the mail. You see, I only filled out that little form. I never wrote an admissions [...]
Earlier this week, I discovered a facebook group entitled You know you went to Southern Adventist University when…. Surprisingly, I have found many of the posts rather amusing, while others constitute a very clear reminder of the issues with the so-called education at ultra-conservative schools like Southern. I suggest a new name for the group: reasons not to go to Southern or other Sharia Christian Schools seems to fit well. That is, if you need reasons beyond Southern’s lousy academics. These are a few of my favorites. (Click on the image to see the actual posts in the group. At this [...]