Keeping Cal and California Blue: Cal Berkeley Democrats Win California College Democrats Chapter of the Year Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mia Hodge (415) 302-6073 communications@caldems.com KEEPING CAL AND CALIFORNIA BLUE: Cal Berkeley Democrats Win California College Democrats Chapter of the Year Award After two previous nominations, 4500 telephone calls, and 6000 home visits, the Cal Berkeley Democrats have earned the recognition of the California Young Democrats 2011 College Chapter of the Year Award. Chosen from among over 25 other California College Democrats Chapters, the Cal Berk...
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Attack Palin and Bachmann for their terrible ideas, not their gender

Recently while watching "Hardball" with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, a story disturbed me. The anchor was delving into the GOP candidates for President in 2012, and specifically talking about Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann's intentions to run for President. To be clear, I dislike the two candidates a great deal, and both (if elected) will make terrible Presidents in my mind because of their flawed and misguided agendas for this country. On the show, the anchor asked two guests if "it is sexist ...
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Creating jobs? Nope. Defunding Planned Parenthood? You betcha!

As we all know, during the 2010 midterm campaign cycle, Republicans slammed President Obama for focusing on things other than creating jobs, like affordable health care for all Americans. But less than a month into their majority in the House, Republicans have forgotten all about jobs. Instead, issues like redefining rape and challenging funding sources for Planned Parenthood have been on the top of the list of their priorities, undermining their own campaign promises. Below is a video of Congre...
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Daily Cal: ASUC Sponsors Vigil for Victims of Tucson Shooting

By J.D. Morris Daily Cal Staff Writer Date Added Friday, January 14, 2011 | 5:21 pm Last Updated Monday, January 17, 2011 | 12:57 pm The ASUC Senate voted electronically Tuesday evening to suspend parliamentary procedures and pass a bill that sponsored a candlelight vigil for wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and called for more civility in the political process. The bill was passed unanimously by all senators who cast their votes, allowing the student government t...
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What the attempted assassination of Congresswomen Giffords means for women in politics

As we all know by now, sexism still exists in the US. While last Saturday’s tragic shooting was likely not connected to Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s gender, her attempted assassination underscores a problem in this country that we have been fighting for generations to cure: the limited role of women in the political process. When I first heard about Congresswoman Gifford’s horrific event on Saturday, horrible thoughts ran through my head, as the shooting represented to me another woman ...
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Cal Berkeley Democrats Fall Endorsements

On September 2, 2010, the Cal Berkeley Democrats endorsed the following candidates for the upcoming November 2 election: Senate: Barbara Boxer Governor: Jerry Brown Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom Attorney General: Kamala Harris Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones Treasurer: Bill Lockyer State Controller: John Chiang Board of Equalization: Betty Yee On September 16 at the general meeting, Cal Dems endorsed candidates for local races, Superintendent of Public Instruction, t...
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Partial List of Fall Endorsements

On September 2, 2010, the Cal Berkeley Democrats endorsed the following candidates for the upcoming November 2 election: Senate: Barbara Boxer Governor: Jerry Brown Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom Attorney General: Kamala Harris Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones Treasurer: Bill Lockyer State Controller: John Chiang Board of Equalization: Betty Yee Cal Dems will endorse candidates for Berkeley City Council (Districts 4, 7, and 8), Berkeley School Board, Berkeley Rent Board...
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VOTE TODAY – June 8 Primary Election

Hey Dems! Make sure you get out and VOTE today! Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Remember you can also bring your absentee ballots to any polling place in your county or to your county elections office. Here's one last reminder of who Cal Dems endorsed this past semester: Governor – No Endorsement Lieutenant Governor – No Endorsement Secretary of State – Hon. Debra Bowen Attorney General – Hon. Kamala Harris State Controller – Hon. John Chiang Insurance Commissioner – Hon. Dave ...
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Vote NO on Proposition 14 this Tuesday- Joint statement by the Presidents of Cal Berkeley Democrats, Berkeley College Republicans, and Berkeley Students for Liberty

Though we have our differences, we all agree on one thing—on Tuesday, Californians should vote NO on Proposition 14. Proposition 14 was placed on the ballot as the result of a backroom deal. If passed, it would replace our current election system with a so-called “open primary”. All candidates for an office, regardless of party, would appear on a single ballot. The top two vote getters would then advance to a second round, with the victor winning the election. This system would only make our ...
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