Clarification – Cal Berkeley Democrats is not Berkeley Democratic Club

On Sunday, September 22, The Daily Californian published an article, "Berkeley Democratic Club under investigation for alleged illegal activities" (link). To clarify, Cal Berkeley Democrats is not affiliated with Berkeley Democratic Club, and is under a separate and distinct board of leadership. Cal Berkeley Democrats is an ASUC-sponsored student organization, while Berkeley Democratic Club is chartered through Alameda County Democratic Central Committee. Further speaking to the content of...
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Open Letter of Support for the United Student District Amendment

Dear Berkeley City Council, We, the Cal Berkeley Democrats executive board, are writing to notify you of our strong support for the United Student District amendment to the proposed student district. The passage of Measure R this past November gave rise to a new opportunity to unite the student voice of the city of Berkeley, where one in four residents are students. Since districts were first introduced in 1986, this critical community has been divided into multiple districts, diluting the...
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Watch Cal Dems President Sofie Karasek on The Sean Hannity Show!

Cal Berkeley Democrats' very own president Sofie Karasek spoke on the Sean Hannity show for Hannity's College Forum special, which aired Friday, September 6th on Fox News! We're all very proud and supportive of our Cal Dems President, as well as the other College Democrat chapters that were on the show. HUGE shout out to the Dems in Harvard, Yale, Notre Dame, NYU, Syracuse, and Penn State! Segments of the show are available on the Fox News website.
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Register for Convention 2013!

Join us in attending the California Democratic Party State Convention, with California Young Democrats and California College Democrats, April 12-14th, 2013!  This year's Convention will be held in Sacramento.  Space is limited so please sign up as soon as possible. To register, you must complete 3 steps: Sign up with Cal Dems here. Sign up with CYD here.  Don't forget to say you are coming with Cal Dems. Pay your registration fees here.  Before March 29th, registration is $50.  After...
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#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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