Monday, October 26, 2009

Smith Dems health care events Mentioned in HuffingtonPost

"Don't Forget the Youth: College Democrats of America Fighting to Represent Students Across America..."
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Smith Dems Are Fired Up!!!

Last weekend, a number of dedicated Dems enthusiastically drove up to campaign against the marriage initiative in Maine. It was an extremely well-organized campaign and the Dems had a great time!

Additionally, the Smith Dems made 300 calls Tuesday night, encouraging MA residents to get in touch with their representatives about health care reform. Visit: if you want to get involved too!

The Dems also recently road-tripped down to Washington D.C. in order to participate in the National Equality March, where they joined more than 200,000 in their demand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. Might I add, that these girls dedicated their Fall Breaks in order to do this! -Talk about true Democrat Spirit!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Want to get involved, but don't have much time to spare? Both the No on 1 campaign in Maine and Organizing for America are making it easy!

No on 1, the campaign to preserve same-sex marriage in Maine, has set up an online phone banking system. Just go to; you'll go through a quick training, and then can start making phone calls to Maine voters whenever you have the time. The website will even generate the calls for you! The best way to help out the campaign right now is to reach out to supporters and make sure they get to the polls. Organizing for America is busy mobilizing Americans, encouraging them to call their senators and representative in support of health care reform. If you haven't called your member of Congress yet, visit Making the calls takes only minutes, but makes a huge difference.

Friday, October 9, 2009


A response by Alita Edleman

When I was awoken by the buzzing of Swain, my blackberry, this morning in order to receive the urgent NY Times news report that Barack Obama had won a Nobel Peace Prize my first reaction was WHAT THE HEY?? I mean look, I love Barack Obama. I ruined several pairs of shoes canvassing for him in the wilds of New Hampshire. I spent several weekends in the Philadelphia 'hood registering voters in his name. I changed by facebook middle name to Hussein. I am a democrat.

But I'm also real. Dude, why did he win this?? Even he was surprised! Nominations had to be in by early February--he'd barely even been president by then. Was it, like, a preemptive Nobel Peace Prize?

In any case, I know my boy Barack will treat this with the utmost caution and moderation as he has everything since he became president. Perhaps he'll even propose some milquetoast policy to go along with it, as seems the trend. Anyway, point is, now he has to earn it. I think he's done OK so far, but not great. Now he has to be great.

...Here're the keys to the Benz, Barry. Time to learn how to drive. Don't crash or else 304 million people will die!