College Democrats respond to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address During tonight’s State of the Union, Barack Obama laid out a vision for an economy that grows from the middle-class out, and makes sure the playing field is level for all Americans – especially young people.
He’s already got a record to be proud of…
Passed the Affordable Care Act, that has helped decrease the uninsured rate for 19 to 25 year olds and all Americans, led to a significant drop in how much young people were paying out of pocket for medical care, and helped 3 million young adults stay on their parents’ insurance.
The Administration's Pay As You Earn Program is helping students
Invested in Pell Grants, helping make college more affordable
Stated his commitment to net neutrality
Pushed for equal pay for women
Endorsed and fought for marriage equality
Negotiated a “historic” climate change deal with China
And that’s just a few of his accomplishments. Tonight, the President laid out a
DNC Announces 2016 Convention Date Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz today announced the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016. The committee is still in final contract negotiations to choose a host city for the convention and will announce the decision in the coming weeks.
“This is the next step to finalize where and when we will nominate the 45th President of the United States, highlight the Democratic Party’s agenda of fighting for expanded opportunity and contrast it with the Republican Party’s commitment to the fortunate few,” said Wasserman Schultz. “We are still in discussions with three excellent cities and are looking forward to a diverse and inclusive convention that displays our party’s values.”
The cities in final contract negotiations with the DNC are Columbus, New York, and Philadelphia.
DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Washington, DC - DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement recognizing the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade:
“Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, solidifying a woman's autonomy to make her own decisions regarding her health and family.
“It is with a perverse sense of cruelty that Republicans would choose today for an attempt to chip away at these protections with a bill that would undermine women’s access to safe and affordable healthcare and shows what the GOP’s true priorities are. Time and again, the American people have soundly rejected extreme Republican efforts to insert themselves into health care decisions best left to women, their family, and their doctors.
“Congressional Republicans continue to waste taxpayer time and money by focusing on their outdated, ideological agenda instead of economic policies that will help the middle class. So long as Republicans in
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