By Executive Director Ryan Thornton People almost constantly tell you to call Congress, be it a UC Dems Facebook post, or President Trump telling people to call their representatives. But, the question most people (including myself) ask is why does it matter. But, after half of a summer interning with Senator Tammy Duckworth, I can … Continue reading Calling your Congressperson: Why it matters
By Daniel Jellins, Treasurer Take a breath. Think about the last year and Russia. Now, think about where we are now and Russia. How are you feeling? This week, there is a new drip to what is the drip drip drip and even more drip of the story involving the President’s … Continue reading On Russia
By Robin Ye (AB ’16; Former President of UChicago Democrats) The pitiful wisdom of 442 DNC delegates was on full display this past weekend, as a majority of Democratic operatives and officials voted down a corporate money ban that would have reinstated former President Barack Obama’s 2008 ban corporate PAC money donations to the DNC … Continue reading DNC Still Taking It’s Sweet Time to Learn Something
By Josh Zakharov One of the more reassuring arguments from centrist and moderate Democrats for unity in the face of Tom Perez’s surprising win is that the DNC chair does little, and that the ideas of former Secretary Perez and Congressman Keith Ellison are fundamentally similar. This latter argument is a true one. Sec. Perez … Continue reading Tom Perez and Keith Ellison aren’t that different. Why should we still care?
By Mike Dewar Imagine a world where after a contentious primary season, and a devastating general election, the Establishment and the populist wing of the party had agreed on a candidate for the party’s figurehead going forward. Congressional leaders endorsed this candidate, along with over 750,000 proud Democrats. Labor got behind them. The Democratic Party … Continue reading This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things