On September 27, 2010, in 2010 Elections, Activism, Activist Council, Featured, by Ganiatu Afolabi

It’s about that time of year again: It’s time to campaign!

Hey Activists!

Online registration for the 2010 Pennsylvania Campaign Trip is now OPEN! Please register only if you are POSITIVE you can go on the trip. Feel free to forward this opportunity to your Columbia and Barnard friends as well! Spaces for the trip will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up asap! There will also be a mandatory campaign trip information session at 5:00 PM Sunday, October 24th in a location TBA.

The registration sheet is HERE:

We look forward to a great trip with GREAT people!


Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund Intern

On September 26, 2010, in Opportunities, by Ganiatu Afolabi

Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund Intern
Reports to: Manager of Political Affairs

Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund is a not-for-profit organization that engages in legislative education and electoral activity including lobbying and informational campaigns. The Action Fund encourages public and political support for reproductive rights and women’s health care. Action Fund volunteers also work in support of pro-choice candidates around the state. The Action Fund Intern will assist in developing materials, building activist capacity and planning electoral events.


  • Provide support for administrative duties related to Action Fund
  • Assist in updating and maintaining Action Fund twitter and facebook
  • Assist in planning canvassing events around New York City
  • Research candidate information and prepare background materials for staff and board
  • Participate in in-district meetings with City Council Members, Assemblymembers and Senators
  • Assist in developing print and web materials for Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund, including fact sheets, choice maps, web pages and action alerts.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements: familiarity with NYS government, excellent writing, research and computer skills, commitment to reproductive rights, knowledge of online action programs and organizing experience a plus. Hours: 10-15 a week. Unpaid.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “Action Fund Internship” in the subject line.


Activism 101

On September 26, 2010, in Events, Featured, by Ganiatu Afolabi

Join the CU Dems THIS Wednesday, September 29th at 9pm for ACTIVISM 101!

Here, we will discuss what the DEMS have done in the past and what new forms of creative activism we can adopt now.

Also, we will break into our committee’s and start planning for the months to come!

When: Thursday, September 29th 9pm
Where: Lerner 569
Who: YOU!


Body Meeting: October’s Agenda

On September 20, 2010, in Events, Featured, by Ganiatu Afolabi

Join the CU Dems THIS WEDNESDAY, September 22nd, as we make a list of the issues we will tackle next month.

If you would like the Dems to focus on an issue that is really important to you, come and  explain why this is the issue that we should address first!

Where: Satow Room, Lerner
When: 9pm

See you then!

As usual, if you have ANY questions, email!


Emerging Leaders Program

On September 20, 2010, in Featured, Opportunities, by Ganiatu Afolabi

Apply to the Emerging Leaders Program!

Attention all freshmen and sophomores, are you interested in getting involved on campus? Would you like to discover your leadership ability? Would you like to develop your leadership skills? The Emerging Leaders Program is a leadership development opportunity for first and second year students which will help you develop your leadership potential and contribute positively to the Columbia community.

Please visit to learn more and apply. Application deadline is Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

Juniors and seniors, be on the look out for applications for “The Advance Leadership Experience” later this semester.