Midterms 2018: Let’s Get to Work
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Midterms 2018: Let’s Get to Work

In 2016, everyone thought they knew the outcome for one all important race. It was going to be easy. Well things worked out differently and now it's up to us to fix the mess. But how do we actually do this? 

2018 midterms are less than 10 months away and you can make the difference in one race, for one issue, as one voter and a very loud activist. Find out how on Thursday during our member-led presentation: 2018 Midterms: The state of play, where we go from here, and how we get the result we demand. 

As always, food and good company will he provided!

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Vigil for Parkland
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Vigil for Parkland

We were heartbroken to learn about the devastating loss of life and suffering in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday, when a gunman opened fire inside Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people and wounding 15. Join us as we come together together as a NYU community to grieve the loss of life, to lift each other up, and to send our prayers and love to Parkland.

NYU Kimmel Stairs, 60 Washington Sq S. 

 

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General Meeting: Local Politics
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

General Meeting: Local Politics

Join us for a member-led meeting as we discuss everything and anything local politics! Come and learn about the structures of both city and local governments, the key players in each and how to get involved in upcoming local elections. 

As always, food and good company will he provided!

 

Location: Kimmel 902

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NYU College Democrats present City Council Candidate Zellie Thomas
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

NYU College Democrats present City Council Candidate Zellie Thomas

Candidate Zellie Thomas, better known as Zellie Imani, is a local Paterson educator and Black Lives Matter activist that has led many protests against police brutality in the city and across the country. Early last year, Thomas also launched book subscription service Noir Reads, a program aimed at providing readers with a unique selection of books from a variety authors within the Black Diaspora. Thomas refuses to take donations from developers and will focus is campaign around jobs, affordable housing, and education. 

Join us in Kimmel 803 as we host Zellie Thomas! Food and good company will be provided as always.

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

General Meeting: Let's Recap

Join the College Democrats in Kimmel 914 for a recap on topics ranging from on campus events like our annual semesterly debate this week and other recent political discourses to the potential tax bill vote, what the hell is going on with the CFPB, and whatever else may happen before Thursday evening. We’ll end the meeting with a vote to announce our next Deputy Treasurer and Historian. Food will be served as always!

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Nov
29
8:30 PM20:30

Interclub Debate: Taxes and Gun Control

Join us and the Politics Society in GCASL C-95 as we host our Fall Interclub Debate between our club, NYU Libertarians, Republicans, and Socialists! This Fall's topics will be Tax Reform and Gun Control. Come to watch a heated debate, enjoy some great food, and learn something new. 

The debate will be moderated by the Politics Society's Events Directors, Jami Tanner and Adrian Pietrzak. Each topic will have a 45 minute debate, with an intermission.

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

General Meeting: See Something, Do Something w/ Author and Activist Blair Imani

We are extremely excited to bring back our favorite activist and now author Blair Imani. According to FBI data released this past Monday, even more hate crimes were carried out in the US last year, with an uptick in incidents motivated by bias against Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, among others. We will be going through safe and practical steps to respond to hate crimes. Food will be served in Kimmel 907!

Relevant reading: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/13/hate-crimes-in-the-united-states-increased-last-year-the-fbi-says/?utm_term=.94713d2d2905

More about Blair: Blair Imani is a black Muslim activist living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit educational platform for feminine identifying individuals.

Today, Blair Imani is a writer and organizer specializing in youth engagement. She currently serves as the Civic Action & Campaign Lead at DoSomething.org, the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change.

 

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

General Meeting: Obama Speechwriter David Litt in Conversation with Daniel Benaim

Remember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? Former Obama speechwriter David Litt does. 

After a long tour promoting his new bestselling memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, David Litt will be joining us in GCASL Grand Hall for a conversation with Professor Daniel Benaim. Dinner will be served, alongside a healthy dose of common sense with a dash of humor.

More information on the speaker and the event: 

David Litt entered the White House in 2011 and left in 2016 as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Presidential Speechwriter. Described as the “comic muse for the president,” Litt began contributing jokes to President Obama’s speeches in 2009 and was the lead writer on four White House Correspondents’ Dinners. He is currently the head writer/producer for Funny Or Die’s office in Washington, D.C. Litt has also written for The Onion, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and the New York Times. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his fiancée, Jacqui, and their two goldfish, Florence and Duane.

Daniel Benaim has served as a speechwriter and policy advisor at the White House, State Department, and U.S. Senate. He is currently a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow researching U.S. policy in the Middle East at the Center for American Progress. Until June, he was foreign policy speechwriter and Middle East advisor to Vice President Biden, traveling with the Vice President to twenty-five countries. Before that, he wrote speeches for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Deputy Secretaries Bill Burns and Tom Nides and served as a member of Secretary Clinton’s policy planning staff covering Egypt. Benaim has also been a professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chief speechwriter to Senator John Kerry, and a detailee to the National Security Council staff. He designed and taught a graduate speech-writing course at George Washington University. His writings on behalf of government officials have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs. Publications under his own name include The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, and The American Prospect. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years
https://www.amazon.com/Thanks-Obama-Hopey-Changey-White-ebook/dp/B01NAMVJTI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508712292&sr=8-1&keywords=david+litt

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Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

General Meeting: NoMuslimBanEver with Dr. Debbie Almontaser

SCOTUS just threw out one of two travel ban challenges. This follows the expiration of Trump’s 90-day ban which has been replaced with a new one scheduled to take effect on Oct. 18. To make sense of all of this we will be joined by Dr. Debbie Almontaser (in Kimmel 909), a 2016 Democratic National Convention speaker and 25 year veteran of the NYC public school system. She is also the organizer behind the massive bodega strike following the first travel ban: https://www.elitedaily.com/news/protest-bodega-video-nyc/1778010. This will be a relevant conversation with one of the leading voices in the fight against Islamophobia in this country! As always, good company and food will be provided! 

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Women Leaders of NYU Panel

Come out to support our President Fadumo Osman in Kimmel 914 at the 'Women Leaders of NYU Panel' hosted by the NYU Politics Society! This diverse panel will discuss issues pertaining to women aspiring to be leaders both in and out of NYU, their professional journeys, and advice they have for other students.

Other panelists include: 

Elena Hatib of NYU College Republicans
Nahima Uddin of UNICEF at NYU
Danielle Murray of Voices for Planned Parenthood
Grace Moon of Freedom for North Korea
Sabrina He of NYU International Relations Society
Juney Ha of The Politics Society at NYU

The panel will be moderated by NYU Politics Society Events Co-Director and Feminist Society Vice President, Jami Tanner. As usual, there will have food and refreshments!

 

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Sep
25
9:00 PM21:00

CNN Town Hall with Sanders, Klobuchar, Graham, and Cassidy

Join The Politics Society, NYU Democratic Socialists, College Republicans, and NYU College Democrats as we watch the 90-minute CNN debate on healthcare between Sanders/Klobuchar and Graham/Cassidy! The watch party will be located in GCASL C-95 (enter through GCASL and take the stairs down on the left-hand side). We will have Vanessa's Dumplings, pizza, and refreshments for our fellow late-night viewers. 

 

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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

What is Going On?! A Fundraiser For Recent Hurricanes

Join the NYU College Democrats and College Republicans in Kimmel 907 for a night of fundraising for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria this Thursday! We will be engaging in a lively discussion around relief efforts, climate change, and the impact of natural disasters on local communities. Afterwards, stick around for the our general meeting, where we will be discussing environmental racism.

Food and good company as always! 

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

General Meeting: You Have The Power! Task Force Introduction

For our second meeting we will be separating into task forces (working groups) that will focus on issues ranging from environmental justice to women's reproductive rights. These groups will create on-campus initiatives, collaborate with organizations, and report back to the greater club through blog posts and presentations. 

Please join us in Kimmel 909. Food and good company provided, as always! 

 

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

First Meeting of the Year

Welcome back College Democrats and a warm welcome to the class of 2021! After a summer of breaking news, we are ready to debrief and get back to work. Join us this Thursday in Kimmel 803 to meet the e-board and fellow members, hear from campaign representatives, and have the opportunity to join our task forces! Whether you're joining us for the first time or already a part of the family - grab a friend and come through. Food and drinks will be provided as usual - see you there!

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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

NYU College Democrats Present: NYC Youth Rise UP

  • Kimmel Center Eisner & Lubin Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the Mayor’s Office Community Affairs Unit, NYU College Democrats, Hunter College Undergraduate Student Government, Baruch College Student Government, and more for a panel discussion with senior members of Mayor De Blasio's administration. The event will include a discussion about civic engagement, city services and YOUR role in city government. 

Students and all young people from across NYC are invited to attend this event. 

**Please RSVP using this Google form**

If you have any additional questions please email Eden Tesfaye at etesfaye@cityhall.nyc.gov

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Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Fifth Annual Political Affair: Fake News

The NYU College Democrats invite you to the Fifth Annual Political Affair! On Saturday, April 15, from 7pm on, we'll be letting loose with all our favorite politically-oriented, socially conscious, environmentally engaged groups on campus. There will be tons of free food, drinks (21+), music (DJing by Discochic), dancing, and plenty of great people that share your passions.

We're excited to be cosponsoring with the following clubs:
NYU Student Government
NYU College Republicans
NYU Politics Society
The Review and Debates
NYU Student Labor Action Movement - SLAM, USAS #44
NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition
TorchPAC
Realize Israel

Please send us an email at democrats.club@nyu.edu if you're interested in cosponsoring with us! Political Affair is a non-partisan event meant to foster community and remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. Don't miss it.

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Apr
13
6:45 PM18:45

General Meeting: The Threats We Face with The Center on National Security

Join us in this Thursday in Kimmel 912 as we host Karen Greenberg, the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School! 

Greenberg is a widely cited expert on national security, terrorism and civil liberties. She has written extensively on the security state, changes to the justice system since 9/11 and post-Snowden, as well as Guantanamo detainees, torture and military tribunals. 

Along the way, she's cultivated an unmatched network of experts in the field, which make her Center on National Security such a valuable and important resource. We'll be discussing America's posture towards terrorism during Obama's administration and now under Trump, how our country can address the threats its faces, the Judiciary's role in national security, and more. 

Food and good company - as always - will be provided! 

You can find more information on Greenberg and CNS's research and events here.

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Mar
30
6:45 PM18:45

General Meeting: Euro Politics and District Manager CB6

Join the NYU College Democrats TONIGHT in Kimmel 905 for a meeting on European politics, the recent Dutch elections, upcoming French elections, and more, hosted by the incredible Luca (straight outta Deutschland). We'll also be joined by District Manager John Sanchez of Bronx Community Board 6, who will share some of his experience in local politics and opportunities for young people to get involved. Don't miss it. Free food and good company as always!

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Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

General Meeting: Rigging Democracy

This week the College Democrats are proud to host Thomas Wolf and Michael Li from the NYU Brennan Center for Justice and Ari Savitzky from the law firm WilmerHale to discuss the role of Congressional redistricting in our political system.

They will center the discussion on the pending Supreme Court case, McCrory v. Harris (in italics of course). Appellants attest the two Congressional districts in question were racially gerrymandered, an unconstitutional act. Appellees in the case attest these districts were results of political gerrymandering, a constitutional reality. How will the court rule? What will this decision mean for the 2020 redistricting process? How does gerrymandering feed into increasing levels of polarization? Join us in Kimmel 909 as our Treasurer, Ryan Trumbauer, hosts a panel discussion on the political battle over Congressional redistricting.

As always, dinner will be served!

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