Thursday, October 25, 2007

College Democrats At Albion and Elsewhere

Hey, Albion College Democrats!

I'm sure you know about it already, but it's worth mentioning that the Michigan Federation of College Democrats is starting a bus tour around the state on October 27, and they'll be stopping by Albion College:
Thursday, Nov. 1 brings the tour to Albion College in the heart of the 7th District. From 10:00am-1:30pm the SFT will spend time talking to students and welcoming Sen. Mark Schauer to the event.
That's the only event in the 7th District, but they'll also be stopping by the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University, and Grand Valley State University. A lot of 7th District students attend those schools (and others, of course), and they're close enough to the district that you can really make a difference. If you want to learn more, start here, and then contact your local College Democrats.

I just want to say now that the role of College Democrats (and even College Republicans) is incredibly important and under-appreciated. At a time when approval ratings for President Bush, Congress, and just about everyone else are at historic lows, it's hard to fight cynicism and convince young people that their voice can be heard. It's hard to teach faith in the process. Student groups like the College Democrats are essential to getting young people excited about politics.

And, as Chris Bowers has demonstrated, Republicans have already lost a generation of young people. It's up to the College Democrats to get them involved and active in the process, rather than apathetic and ignorant.

(By the way, if the College Democrats at any of the schools I named above, or any other, want to have some sort of partnership or connection with this blog, let me know. I don't have anything specific in mind, but I'm open to a lot of ideas.)

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Albion College Dems are dormant. They come alive about once every four years, but they burn out quick
hey i'm going to albion next year and i need to know/would like/ would be very greatful to kknow how it actulaly is next year. ive heard its amazing, i've heard it sucks, tlel me the truth!
email; escapeme119 at yahoo

They should be active now (a Prez election year), but by 2010, they will be like crickets. ACCD's have too many interests and are about as politically committed as mayflies. Obamamania may perk things up a bit, but few will be around for the long haul.
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