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!