“Yesterday’s vote in Congress exemplifies once again the ever more polarized environment that continues to grip our nation. It is more than just a simple procedural vote to begin debate––it represents two fundamentally different visions for our healthcare system. On one side, Democrats continue to fight for a healthcare system that helps all people regardless of their background. On the other side, Republicans strive to erase Obama’s landmark piece of legislation and create a healthcare system bent on supporting the healthiest, richest Americans at the expense of those that need affordable care the most,” said Ryan Trumbauer, Vice President of the College Democrats of New York.
Following the campaign announcement from Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica, the College Democrats of New York (CDNY) has named the 22nd Congressional District a ‘priority race’ for 2018, the first of the election cycle to receive this designation. Over the course of the campaign, CDNY will work more closely with College Democrats chapters in these targeted areas to coordinate volunteer efforts and increase voter turnout to ensure electoral victory next fall.
On June 1st 2017, President Donald Trump announced that he will withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, an action that unified 195 nations in battling global warming. The College Democrats of New York strongly condemns this announcement as it not only shatters America’s role as a global leader and rejects our responsibility as one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gasses but also severely endangers the entire ecosystem. Withdrawing is shortsighted, disgraceful, and destructive.
Therefore, CDNY believes it is the most opportune time to create a long over-due environmental caucus.
The College Democrats of New York kicked off their 2016 convention on Friday at The State University at Albany, welcoming students and prolific speakers from across New York state.
On Friday prominent Democratic figures like Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Basil Smikle, Chairman of the New York State Democratic Party, channeled the excitement into calls to action to elect new Democrats in a number of competitive Congressional and state races.
The College Democrats of New York unanimously voted to call on Ulster County Executive Mike Hein to run for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat in the 2016 election. The seat is being vacated by incumbent Congressman Chris Gibson and spans across 11 counties from the Capital Region to the Southern Tier and to the Hudson Valley.
In a letter to County Executive Hein, CDNY pledged to make the race for the 19th District a ‘Priority Race,’ should Hein choose to run. CDNY is prepared to commit the time and resources necessary to elect a proven leader like Hein to Congress.