We were thrilled that Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam stopped by Grounds today! He talked with us about how he got involved with politics and how we can address the issues facing Virginia today. He also took our questions ranging from the opioid crisis and Medicaid expansion to transportation and gerrymandering. It was a wonderful experience, and we hope he'll visit again soon!
On Friday, President Trump signed the executive order "Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” disallowing Syrian refugees from coming into the US, suspending the refugee program for 120 months, and barring immigrants and visitors from majority-Muslim countries Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for at least 90 days. Neither the University Democrats nor the College Republicans condone the executive order, as we believe it is not in keeping with the values upon which our nation was founded. Below, you’ll find our joint statement. Please read and share on Facebook, if you'd like.
Our winter fundraiser is ongoing! We are excited for the rest of the semester, but we need your help to make sure Grounds stays blue. Please follow the link below to read our fundraising letter and donate!
Yesterday was our first meeting of the semester. Turnout was great, with many familiar members as well as a number of new faces. We were joined by representatives from Young Democrats of Virginia and wrote letters to legislators about HB1410, a bill that would place requirements on public institutions of higher education, including UVa. We sent dozens of letters, so be on the lookout for news about an education bill dying in committee. Join us next week as we continue to work through our #udems100days checklist!
We are excited to have started our 2016 Summer Fundraiser. To get all of the information, please visit our Summer Fundraiser tab here, or read the attached letter from President Sam Tobin and Vice President Brett Curtis!
The 2016 election is of historic importance. Joining UDems and coming to our weekly meetings we help ensure that we get Democrats elected up and down the ballot! - President, Sam Tobin
Our meetings in 2016 are going to be bigger, better, and more exhilarating than ever. We can't wait to see you every Wednesday at 6:00pm! - Vice President, Brett Curtis
We are busy preparing for our first membership meetings of the 16-17 school year! As soon as we have more information, we will update it here. In the mean time, make sure you've connected with us!
Upcoming we will have our first-year meet and greet meeting, followed by the first full body meeting. Make sure to stop by our table at the activities fair for some UDems swag!