#ReGENERATION Movie Screening

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2012 | 7:00 - 9:30 PM | LOCATION TBA The award-winning documentary film narrated by Ryan Gosling, #ReGENERATION, explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to engage on a myriad of social and political issues. Focused on how our education, parenting, and media can influence us, the film follows t...
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Cal Berkeley Democrats Endorse 2012 Ballot Measures and Propositions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2012 Sofie Karasek 617-416-7454 communications@caldems.com     Press Release   Cal Berkeley Democrats Endorse 2012 Ballot Measures and Propositions   The Cal Berkeley Democrats endorsed six of the California initiatives and seven of the Berkeley election Measures at their endorsement meeting on Thursday. The club also voted to oppose three of the Berkeley ballot Measures and four of the state Propositions, in addition ...
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Cal Berkeley Democrats Endorse 2012 Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2012 Sofie Karasek 617-416-7454 communications@caldems.com     Press Release   Cal Berkeley Democrats Endorse 2012 Candidates   The Cal Berkeley Democrats endorsed ten candidates for the congressional, state, and local elections at their endorsement meeting this Thursday night, including current Berkeley City Councilmember Kriss Worthington for the mayoral race, the Progressive Rent Board slate for the Berkeley Rent...
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Cal Dems Considers Candidates for City-wide Office

On September 27th, the Cal Berkeley Democrats will consider endorsements for Berkeley's Mayor, City Council Districts, and Rent Board.  Some candidates have submitted statements for consideration, appearing below. Mayoral Race Candidate: Tom Bates My family was Republican, and I grew up in Southern California, not particularly interested in politics. I came to U.C Berkeley on a football scholarship and fell in love with its intellectual ferment and passion for social and economic just...
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Apply to Work for The Smart Ass!

Apply here by September 14th! About The Smart Ass: The Cal Berkeley Democrats had been planning on starting a newsletter for a while, but there never seemed to be the right time to get the ball rolling. Before the election of November 1996, The Daily Californian editorial board endorsed Proposition 209 despite the overwhelming opposition to the ballot initiative by the student body. The voters of California voted to pass Prop 209 thus, ending affirmative action in our state—including for the ...
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Cal Berkeley Democrats: Official Response to Berkeley College Republicans’ “Increase Diversity Bake Sale”

While we affirm that every student has the right to free speech at UC Berkeley, the tactics the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) used in their demonstration against the EAVP-sponsored phonebank in support of SB 185 were offensive and misguided. These tactics violated the ideals of respectful political dialogue that many students on this campus, including members of the Cal Berkeley Democrats, respect and value. They did little to forward a productive discussion and debate about SB 185. A...
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