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2013 April

Executive Board Elections!

On April 30, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Swara Salih

Elections are almost upon us!  They will be in the Satow Room on the 5th floor of Lerner Hall on Wednesday, May 1st at 9 PM.  Food will be provided.  Electing our board is incredibly important, so please come!

  • The application packet of all the candidates is in the following google doc link:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/11Gyr43ZiEWoORngElVYDpXt8j_iZIcIr9EUUemhv0XlBN1ttzXn9nlmVhCtJ/edit?usp=sharing . All the candidates put a lot of thought into these, so please read them to be the most informed voter you can be!
  • In order to vote in a certain election you must hear all the candidates give speeches.  If you miss one speech in the Events Coordinator election, for example, then you will not be permitted to vote in that specific election.  We want to make sure all candidates are able to have their speeches heard by voters and able to answer audience questions, so please come on time and stay for the whole election!

Feel free to email the current Board at dems@columbia.edu or the Council of Elders at demselders@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Otherwise, see you at the polls!

 

 

Liberal Boot Camp 4/24/2013: The Robin Hood Tax

On April 25, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Swara Salih

Ilana Greenstein tells us of the potential “Robin Hood Tax”, a levy of less than 0.5% on trades, derivatives, stocks, and bonds on Wall Street that could could see funding in the hundreds of millions of dollars for social justice, energy, and climate causes!

 

Elections Time!

On April 23, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Swara Salih

Greetings Democrats!

We’ve already gotten President Obama re-elected (Yea Ohio Campaign Trip!), so lets bring the rest of of our election fervor to electing the new Board for Dems!  The Columbia Democrats elections will be on Wednesday, May 1, at 9 PM in the Satow Room.

We strongly encourage everyone considering running to do so.  Feel free to email dems@columbia.edu with any questions, and to talk to any board members about their positions.

Applications are live here.  If you are planning on dropping down, you do not need to fill out more than one application.  To run, you must submit your completed application by 11:59pm on April 28 by emailing it to the Dems Council of Elders (they oversee the elections) at demselders@gmail.com.

Best of luck to all candidates!

 

Circles this Week (4/10/2013)

On April 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Swara Salih

Every week at the Columbia Democrats we make progress on our activities through our circles in body meetings.  If you can’t make the meeting this week but would still like to help out with any of our activities, please contact the circle leaders below!

 

Planning for Earth Week: Circle Leaders Sarah Weinstein (smw2164@columbia.edu), Ryan Morgan (rcm2140@columbia.edu), and Swara Salih (swara.salih@gmail.com)

This April 18-24, Columbia University is having its annual Earth Week!  We’ll be tabling on Monday and Tuesday of that week to tell people about Environmental Issues circulating the political arena, like the Keystone Pipeline, Hydrofracking for Natural Gas, and how we can go about tackling Climate Chang, that demand public attention.   We’ll be making buttons to sell at our table, so come with ideas for slogans!  Come help us plan the Democrats construct our game plan, and please bring laptops!

 

Discussion: The Status of Evolution in Concepts: Circle Leader Evelyn Jagoda (evelyn.jagoda@gmail.com)

Are you frustrated by the lack of political acceptance of Evolution in the US?  Do you subscribe to the scientific method or the findings of other scientists and want more public acceptance of evolution?  Evvie’ll be running a discussion circle exploring these issues, and will attempt to reach conclusions with the

 

Stop & Frisk Lobbying: Circle Leader Sejal Singh (sejal.singh.11@gmail.com)

This Friday the 12th we’ll be going to NYC Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s office to lobby for a change in the city’s Stop & Frisk policy.  If you’re interested in joining or contributing your knowledge on the issue or on lobbying, come join!  Bring laptops!

 

 

Liberal Boot Camp- Gun Control (4/3/2013)

On April 6, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Swara Salih

Check out Nikita’s awesome LBC on Gun Control guys!