College Democrats of New York

College Democrats of New York is the official college outreach wing of the New York State Democratic party. As an affiliate of College Democrats of America, our goal is to empower young progressives one student at a time. We are committed to electing strong progressive Democrats in the state of New York and across the country.

Statement from the College Democrats of New York on Hurricane Harvey and Irma

Climatologists worldwide have observed, and agree that global warming is leading to climatic changes. This includes stronger storm surges, and more powerful storms overall which spells absolute disaster for the millions of Americans who reside in proximity to the coast. We know that global warming is occurring, and we know the devastating consequences it poses to our national security. For this reason, it is imperative for governmental officials, and concerned citizens to act as swiftly as possible to discuss, and address the problems at hand.

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Statement from the College Democrats of New York on Trump's Plans to End DACA

I and the nearly 800,000 other DACA recipients have jumped through many hoops to obtain this basic recognition from our government. As a requirement, we have all gone through extensive screening and forensics and paid fees to acquire this small reprieve. We are a group of students who did not choose to come to this country, but have made every effort to play by its rules. This beacon of hope, and our livelihoods, are now being used as a political tool. Our own safety and security are being dangled in front of us.

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Statement from the College Democrats of New York on Joe Arpaio Pardon

The College Democrats of New York is both deeply disappointed and somehow unsurprised by the President’s decision to pardon former Sherrif Joe Arpaio. Despite the fact that the President is using his executive authority to disregard the rule of law, one thing he claims to hold most important, our disgust towards the decision goes much deeper. At this point, it is difficult to keep track of the number of times the President has chosen to stand with the side of hate, bigotry, and the extreme fringe groups of our country. Joe Arpaio is a symbol of the racist and disturbing sentiments of our time, which continue to target our communities of color with the weight of the law behind them.

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NYS Assemblymember and NYC Mayor's Youth Liaison Honored at the College Democrats of New York's NYC Summer Fundraiser

Last week, the College Democrats of New York (CDNY) hosted their third annual Red, White, and Democratic Blue Summer Fundraiser. At the event, NY Assemblymember for the 79th District and DNC Vice Chair, Michael Blake, and Eden Tesfaye, Youth Liaison for Mayor Bill de Blasio were commended for their work and made CDNY honorary members.

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Statement from the College Democrats of New York on Trump's Transgender Military Ban

Donald Trump, despite promising to 'fight for the LGBT community,' has repeatedly let us down.  After his  administration removed federal guidelines designed to protect transgender students, Trump and his allies still attempted maintain a facade of acceptance for the LGBT community. After today's tweet storm, in which the President of the United States declared transgender Americans unfit for military service, it is fundamentally clear that Donald Trump is no friend of the LGBT community.

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