• Welcome, Harvard Class of 2019!

    Welcome, Class of 2019! The Harvard College Democrats can’t wait to meet all of you during Visitas. As a club, we take pride in both our nationwide activism and our tight-knit community. This past Fall, we traveled to Maine, New Hampshire, and Western Massachusetts to campaign for various Democratic candidates. We also phone-banked for candidates… Read More

    Welcome, Harvard Class of 2019!
  • The Champion of the Voiceless: The Legacy of Ted Kennedy

    Written by Katy Dolan ’18 On March 30, 2015, another member of the Harvard College Democrats and I found ourselves at the Dedication Ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. We arrived as representatives of our home states, shivering and rather unprepared for what we were about to… Read More

    The Champion of the Voiceless: The Legacy of Ted Kennedy
  • Where Are the Democrats? The Importance of Contesting Every Election

    Written by Jason Park ’18 Last month, California’s 37th State Senate district (which contains my hometown of Irvine) held a special election to fill the seat vacated by now-Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R, CA-45). After polls closed at 8pm, preliminary returns showed a close race. John Moorlach, a Republican and former county supervisor, was hovering right… Read More

    Where Are the Democrats? The Importance of Contesting Every Election
  • The Us vs. Them Mentality: Where Is the Empathy?

      Written by Nick Abbott ’18 Empathy is hard to come by on both sides of the aisle in the political arena. The Republican Party, and the Tea Party in particular, advocate for many policies that reflect not only a lack of empathy but, in many cases, a lack of tolerance for—deep breath—immigrants, racial minorities,… Read More

    The Us vs. Them Mentality: Where Is the Empathy?
  • Apply now for the Progressive Summer Stipend Program!

    Have you secured an internship with a progressive organization this summer but need funds to facilitate your experience? Does the organization contribute to progressive causes, especially the goals of campaign finance reform or more equal political representation? Apply to the second annual Progressive Summer Stipend Program, facilitated by board members of the Harvard College Democrats!… Read More

    Apply now for the Progressive Summer Stipend Program!
  • Charter Schools: Are They The Solution?

    Written by Robert Hogg ’16 On March 8, the Boston Globe reported on plans by a trio of Massachusetts lawyers to challenge the legality of the cap on the number of charter schools in Massachusetts. The planned lawsuit will assert that the cap unconstitutionally restricts Boston students, among others, from a quality education. This line… Read More

    Charter Schools: Are They The Solution?
  • The Roots of SAE: Fighting Hate in Oklahoma

    Written by Reed Shafer-Ray ’18 Four weeks ago, on a bus brimming with drunken enthusiasm, college students sang their now-infamous version of the cherished children’s song “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Smiles and laughter accompany lyrics that to the students do not seem in the least out of place or inappropriate. Some who… Read More

    The Roots of SAE: Fighting Hate in Oklahoma
  • 5 Reasons Why Climate Change Denial Is Ludicrous

    Written by Lexi Smith ’18 In light of Ted Cruz’s recent denial of climate change on Late Night with Seth Meyers, here are 5 reasons why arguments against climate change should be put to bed. According to the Pew Research Center’s annual poll of Public Policy Priorities, environmental issues are consistently ranked last among the… Read More

    5 Reasons Why Climate Change Denial Is Ludicrous
  • Op-Ed: California Propositions 14 and 20: Lessons for the Future of American Elections

    Written by Jason Park ’18 In 2010, voters in California approved two propositions that fundamentally changed the nature of elections in the state. The first proposition, Proposition 14, created a top-two primary system for most statewide and federal offices. Under the new system, all voters (regardless of party registration) would vote on the same ballot.… Read More

    Op-Ed: California Propositions 14 and 20: Lessons for the Future of American   Elections
  • Op-Ed: Atlanta Symphony Lockout

    Written by Lexi Smith ’18 Over the past two years, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) musicians have sacrificed much. Following a 2012 lockout, they accepted every dollar in cuts that their umbrella organization, the Woodruff Arts Center (WAC), demanded of them. This meant giving up $5.2 million over the course of a two-year contract. While… Read More

    Op-Ed: Atlanta Symphony Lockout
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