Our allies across the pond recently saw a simple question on a referendum ballot: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?[i]” The answer shocked europhiles and pleased euroskeptics; with a turnout rate of 72.2%, the people voted to “Leave” the European Union 51.9% to 48.1%.[ii]
Whoever the Democratic nominee ends up being, the College Democrats of New York will be doing whatever we can to see them elected, because we are a party that believes we are defined by our ability to come together, despite our personal disagreements. We are a party of unity, not shouting, showboating, or demagoguery.
It’s going to take serious organizing - registering voters, making phone calls, and knocking on doors. But I’m confident we can get it done.
See you in 2016.
The College Democrats of New York are looking for progressive, energetic, and committed college students to join our executive board. With your help, together we can amplify our voices and elect like-minded individuals throughout New York!
The available positions are as follows:
Caucus Chairs will be responsible for developing relationships with related interest groups in the state as well as organizing programming around important issue for our chapters. Applicants should be active members of their respective College Democrats chapter and have a passion for the issues effecting their chosen group.
The Deputy Development Director will be responsible for assisting the Development Director in all aspects of CDNY's fundraising operation. This includes event planning, assisting with the alumni recurring donors program, and donor research. Applicants should be active members of their respective College Democrats chapter and feel comfortable soliciting donations.
The Deputy Communications Director will be responsible for assisting the Communications Director in traditional or new media. This includes drafting press releases, assisting with CDNY's social media presence, and creating content for the CDNY website. Applicants should be active members of their respective College Democrats chapter and have a passion for tradition or new media.
CDNY chapters have action-packed weekend across the state for three major events.
Thursday, April 24, 2014: New York University College Democrats chapter held their annual formal, A Political Affair, where members from Brooklyn College-CUNY and St. John's College attended. Assemblyman Keith Wright, co-chair of the New York Democratic Party was the keynote speaker. Donya Nassar, CDNY's president, met John Catsimatidis Jr., the New York Federation of College Republican's president.
Friday, April 25-26, 2014: University at Albany- SUNY College Democrats attended the NYS Democratic Rural Conference. CDNY's Capital Region Chair, Christian Chowdhruy, met Governor Andrew Cuomo, and their chapter had a conversation with Aaron Woolf (D), congressional candidate for NY-21.
Saturday, April 26, 2014: Hofstra University College Democrats had their Relay for Life event where Kevin Gomez, our Vice-President and Blaine Volpe, our Long Island Region Chair, spent time together raising money combatting cancer.