Georgetown University College Democrats

Georgetown University College Democrats The purpose of GUCD is to advance the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party through speaker presentations, forums, and other events and activities for the benefit and enrichment of the Georgetown University community.

This promises to be enlightening and inspiring. The event will include student-created, politically-driven art and an en...
04/02/2019

This promises to be enlightening and inspiring. The event will include student-created, politically-driven art and an engaging panel featuring Georgetown professors. You don’t want to miss it! Join us in the HFSC Film Screening Room on April 8th from 3:30-8:30 for a day of art and discussion!

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03/19/2019

Submit your art to this amazing event! We want a diverse and engaging dialogue on the intersection of politics and art — be part of it! Contact Aida Ross (air13) for more info.

Have a great holiday, Hoyas!
02/18/2019

Have a great holiday, Hoyas!

Last night, GUCD came together with @georgetownrepublicans and Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition for a GUCR vs GUCD Spring...
02/14/2019

Last night, GUCD came together with @georgetownrepublicans and Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition for a GUCR vs GUCD Spring Debate! Thank you to the six debaters for a great debate, you guys did a fabulous job! Another thank you goes out to Gilbert and Lauren from the Bipartisan Coalition for moderating the event so well. And of course, a huuuuuge thanks to everyone who watched the debate — we loved having you there. To more bipartisan events in the future! @ Georgetown University

Please find GU College Democrats' official statement regarding the actions of Governor Ralph Northam and Lieutenant Gove...
02/10/2019

Please find GU College Democrats' official statement regarding the actions of Governor Ralph Northam and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax below. The statement can also be read at: https://bit.ly/2li69ar

To the members of GUCD, the Georgetown community, and and beyond:On Friday, February 1st, the Georgetown University Coll...
02/10/2019

To the members of GUCD, the Georgetown community, and and beyond:

On Friday, February 1st, the Georgetown University College Democrats released a brief statement following the uncovering of Governor Ralph Northam’s extremely racist yearbook photo. Since then, the Executive Board has created a longer formal statement condemning his actions, as well as the actions of Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax.

The statement is attached below, and can also be read at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZGTpi656vBP6z6He4_NpKfX5Q_enJS6GXMi5q1znufM/edit?usp=sharing

GUCD board members had the incredible opportunity to meet  Senator Dick Durbin after his talk here at Georgetown last ni...
02/05/2019

GUCD board members had the incredible opportunity to meet Senator Dick Durbin after his talk here at Georgetown last night. We heard great insight regarding the current state of American politics, the importance of bipartisanship, and the future of the Democratic Party! #DurbinatGU

02/05/2019

Hey GUCD! My name is Emily Walling (pronouns she/her/hers), and I’m the Director of Alumni Relations & Advancement! I’m a freshman in the College majoring in Theology, and I’m super excited to be doing today’s social media takeover!
Three fun facts about me: 1) I’ve been a dancer for over 13 years and currently dance in BMDT here at Georgetown. 2) I absolutely hate the cold despite the smile in this photo (like seriously a lot, this snow is not for me). 3) I currently work for Campus Ministry and hope to work in ministry myself someday!
GUCD to me is a place where I can have conversations with other progressives and be an active member of our democracy. It’s so important for young adults to be aware of what’s going on in our politics, and GUCD is helping me do my part.

Hi! Hey! Hello! My name is Aida, and I’m the Director of Communications of GUCD. My pronouns are she/her/hers, I’m a...
02/02/2019

Hi! Hey! Hello! My name is Aida, and I’m the Director of Communications of GUCD. My pronouns are she/her/hers, I’m a Freshman in the College, and I’m studying Government (hopefully with a minor in Film and Media Studies, but who knows). A few fun facts about me: my favorite movie of all time is My Cousin Vinny and I can basically act out *all* of Mona Lisa’s scenes, I like to cook, and I love making up new phrases (like “all dayer” and “full offence” for example). I’m excited to do a social media takeover because its kind of my job to manage GUCD accounts, but now you KNOW it’s me! GUCD is a space where I can be creative and my goal is to find innovative ways to interact with people on and off campus! Engaging everyone in issues is important — because they affect everyone!

Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca Hollister, Chair of GUCD (she/her/hers), and I’m taking over the social media for toda...
01/30/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca Hollister, Chair of GUCD (she/her/hers), and I’m taking over the social media for today! I’m a sophomore in the college studying Political Economy and Mathematics with a minor in Theology. Here are three quick facts about me: I love video games but didn’t like Fallout 76, I have a book review website that I update in my spare time (www.goodbadanduglybooks.net), and when I was 15 I lied about my age to get my first political internship. GUCD means the world to me as the place on campus to promote Democratic values here at Georgetown and beyond, as well as provide a Democratic family and safe place. My goals are to make GUCD more diverse, open, and transparent as an organization. Come along with me today as I update you through Instagram Stories and Twitter on the happenings of my day!

Time for a social media TAKEOVER by our board members! This is a chance for you guys to get to know them better and inte...
01/30/2019

Time for a social media TAKEOVER by our board members! This is a chance for you guys to get to know them better and interact with them online. Check out their stories, ask them questions, and engage in dialogue — we want to hear from you too! (Maybe you could also take over our social media. That could be FUN). Our first takeover is today, do you think you can guess who it is? Hint: she’s a boss 💁🏻‍♀️ Tap the picture to see who it COULD be and take a guess!

Excited about joining our team this semester? Fantastic, because we're excited too! By filling out this interest form, y...
01/06/2019
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Excited about joining our team this semester? Fantastic, because we're excited too! By filling out this interest form, you are guaranteed a position in one of GUCD's departments: https://bit.ly/2SCpAv2

GUCD strives to be an inclusive organization, and we strongly encourage applications from all identities, including those of women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, immigrants, low-income students, and first generation students.

Please fill out our interest form by Saturday, January 12th at 11:59pm in order to be placed in a department by January 13th's meeting. Don't worry if you can't make this deadline, we have a rolling membership, and will place you in a department as soon as possible!

If you have any questions about GUCD or this interest form, please feel free to contact Aida Ross ([email protected]) or Rebecca Hollister ([email protected]).

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This week, GUCD stood against the Trump administration's proposed cuts to Medicare patient protections.
12/08/2018

This week, GUCD stood against the Trump administration's proposed cuts to Medicare patient protections.

This semester, the Advocacy Department has delivered over 1,000 constituent letters to senators and representatives from...
12/05/2018

This semester, the Advocacy Department has delivered over 1,000 constituent letters to senators and representatives from all 50 states. And we're not stopping yet. Join us in one of our last letter drives of the year!

Read about House Joint Resolution 48 and the Tax Fairness for Workers Act and sign the letters below:

tinyurl.com/GUCDCampaignFinanceReform
tinyurl.com/GUCDTaxFairness

Stay up to date on student activism against interpersonal violence at Georgetown, and like STAIV - Students Taking Actio...
12/02/2018
STAIV - Students Taking Action against Interpersonal Violence

Stay up to date on student activism against interpersonal violence at Georgetown, and like STAIV - Students Taking Action against Interpersonal Violence!

STAIV is committed to holding Georgetown University accountable for supporting survivors of all identities.

Today and everyday GUCD stands for Transgender rights and protections for Transgender people under the law and in societ...
11/20/2018

Today and everyday GUCD stands for Transgender rights and protections for Transgender people under the law and in society.

Earlier this afternoon, Students Taking Action against Interpersonal Violence (STAIV) delivered a letter to the Office o...
11/16/2018
STAIV TIX Admin Letter

Earlier this afternoon, Students Taking Action against Interpersonal Violence (STAIV) delivered a letter to the Office of Georgetown President John J. DeGioia expressing students' concerns regarding the new Title IX regulations. These regulations are backwards looking, seek to remove already limited protections for survivors, and limit the definition of sexual harassment and misconduct - among other things. Students demand a response from Georgetown University by Monday, November 26th on how the university plans to react to these changes.

If you would like to read and/or add your name to the letter, you can do so here: bit.ly/STAIVletter1

If you are interested in submitting an official comment to the Dept. of Education, please message us! This is one of the best ways to change the new regulations before they officially become law. The Dept. of Education must respond to every comment made, so it's very important that we make our voices heard and protect survivors.

Finally, please take care of yourselves as topics of sexual assault and misconduct become even more pervasive. There are many resources on and off campus at your disposal, and we encourage everyone to make use of them as needed.

President John J. DeGioia Rosemary Kilkenny, Esq. Dr. Todd Olson Lisa Brown, Esq. Dr. Vince WinklerPrins Dear President DeGioia, Ms. Kilkenny, Dr. Olson, Ms. Brown, and Dr. WinklerPrins, This morning, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released new proposed Title IX rules that will place an un...

WEDNESDAY--Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy will be discussing local politics and the future of the Democratic Party! Meet ...
11/05/2018

WEDNESDAY--Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy will be discussing local politics and the future of the Democratic Party! Meet us at 7:00 in the HSFC Herman room for a great discussion and Mai Thai! #newfacesinpolitics

Thank you to The Hoya for covering our event!
11/03/2018
The Hoya

Thank you to The Hoya for covering our event!

Del. Danica Roem (D-District 13) of the Virginia House of Delegates encourages students to take ownership of democracy in the face of the current federal government’s policies that she sees as threatening to the rights of transgender people.

10/30/2018
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Virginia Delegate Danica Roem is live at Georgetown!

TODAY is the day! Danica Roem will be speaking at 6:30 in the HFSC Social room. We can't wait to see you there! #newface...
10/30/2018

TODAY is the day! Danica Roem will be speaking at 6:30 in the HFSC Social room. We can't wait to see you there! #newfacesofpolitics

10/30/2018

GUCD stands in solidarity with the Georgetown Jewish community and the American Jewish community after the tragic mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday. Antisemitism is abhorrent and must be confronted and overcome in all forms, at all times. Let now be a time for healing, learning, and action, so that the 11 Jewish-Americans murdered did not die in vain.

- GUCD Board

TWO Days until Danica Roem! Join us on Oct 30 at 6:30 in HSFC Social Room! @pwcdanica #newfacesinpolitics#bluewave
10/28/2018

TWO Days until Danica Roem! Join us on Oct 30 at 6:30 in HSFC Social Room! @pwcdanica #newfacesinpolitics
#bluewave

Today is Health Care Voter’s National Day of Action - and we need students to take action to defend our access to care...
10/18/2018

Today is Health Care Voter’s National Day of Action - and we need students to take action to defend our access to care. Take this pledge to vote to protect our healthcare, and scroll down to enter your voting address and find out which candidates on YOUR ballot have a record of standing up for our care:

https://healthcarevoter.org/take-the-pledge/

10/04/2018

Millennial Politics with Rep Ro Khanna

TODAY at 7:00 @RepRoKhanna will be speaking about the future of the Democratic Party! Join us for a the political issues...
10/04/2018

TODAY at 7:00 @RepRoKhanna will be speaking about the future of the Democratic Party! Join us for a the political issues that matter to us! #newfacesinpolitics

09/29/2018

Don’t have any plans tonight? Join GUCD In ICC 115 at 8 PM for a screening of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out!” Popcorn will be provided!

Christine Blasey Ford, following in the steps of Anita Hill, is displaying a tremendous amount of courage today. We stan...
09/27/2018

Christine Blasey Ford, following in the steps of Anita Hill, is displaying a tremendous amount of courage today. We stand with her and all survivors of sexual assault, today and everyday.

We believe her. We believe survivors. And we believe women.

We recognize that the last few weeks have been especially difficult for our community, and we hope that everyone is getting the care they need as we all try to heal. Many of us are reliving past trauma, and we encourage everyone to be sensitive to this when discussing interpersonal violence.

For anyone who may need it, you can find a comprehensive list of on and off campus sexual assault and mental health resources here:

https://studenthealth.georgetown.edu/health-promotion/services/sexual-assault-relationship-violence

https://sexualassault.georgetown.edu/resourcecenter

It is critically important young people(that is us) register and turn out to vote this November. 🗳️ #NationalVoterR...
09/25/2018

It is critically important young people(that is us) register and turn out to vote this November. 🗳️ #NationalVoterRegistrationDay

Happy #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, Hoyas! Are you registered to vote yet? If not, you can visit bit.ly/guvotes to get started.

Students can also find stamped envelopes at Residence Hall Offices across campus to mail out their absentee ballot requests and voter registration forms. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get out the #GUVotes!

Don't forget to attend Observe D.C.'s information session this Wednesday at 5:15pm in Healy 104! You can learn more abou...
09/24/2018

Don't forget to attend Observe D.C.'s information session this Wednesday at 5:15pm in Healy 104! You can learn more about this historic initiative and how you can get involved (also, there will be free pizza!).

Don't forget to fill out our interest form by MIDNIGHT if you want to be placed in a department by our meeting this Sund...
09/13/2018
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Don't forget to fill out our interest form by MIDNIGHT if you want to be placed in a department by our meeting this Sunday! It will only take you a few minutes, and you are guaranteed a position if you fill out the form :)

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Thank you for coming out to our interest meeting tonight! You can find the link to all our department positions on the i...
09/09/2018
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Thank you for coming out to our interest meeting tonight! You can find the link to all our department positions on the interest form below. Please fill it out by this Wednesday (9/12) at 11:59 pm! We can't wait to work with you all this semester 🌞

We are also so sorry about the pizza not being delivered (don't know what happened there), but we promise to have some cookies at our next meeting for all of y'all!
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Come stop by our table at CAB fair! First meeting tomorrow night 6pm in ICC 115.
09/08/2018

Come stop by our table at CAB fair! First meeting tomorrow night 6pm in ICC 115.

06/17/2018
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

This Father’s Day, call your elected officials and demand action to stop family separation at our borders. ☎️: (202)224-3121

The United States is using cruelty as a deterrent on our southern border. Stephen Colbert has something to say about it tonight.

It is beyond disappointing to see Party leadership not supporting Black Women and other women of color running for polit...
06/17/2018
The Atlantic

It is beyond disappointing to see Party leadership not supporting Black Women and other women of color running for political office. We, young people, have the power to change this by volunteering our time and donating to candidates like Jeannine Lee Lake. We must be the ones to support women and people of color running for office across the country, even if our Party leadership won’t.

On May 8, Jeannine Lee Lake beat five other Democrats in her primary bid for Indiana’s 6th congressional district. But she won without ever hearing from party leadership. And she’s not alone.

Meet Jake Galant, our Communications Director! He will be focusing on expanding our social media presence, organizing pr...
06/12/2018

Meet Jake Galant, our Communications Director! He will be focusing on expanding our social media presence, organizing productive debates and roundtables, and conducting research for the club. Learn more about Jake @: https://bit.ly/2kXeIZq

Meet Mark Massa, our Treasurer! He will be focusing on managing our resources, funding our campaigning, and coordinating...
06/11/2018

Meet Mark Massa, our Treasurer! He will be focusing on managing our resources, funding our campaigning, and coordinating co-sponsorship opportunities on campus. Learn more about Mark @: https://bit.ly/2kXeIZq

Meet Cordelia Bell, our new Speakers Director! She will be focusing on workshops, inviting speakers with diverse thought...
06/10/2018

Meet Cordelia Bell, our new Speakers Director! She will be focusing on workshops, inviting speakers with diverse thoughts, and introducing off-campus events to our members . Learn more about Cordelia @: https://bit.ly/2kXeIZq

Meet Sam Anderson, our new Membership Director! He will be focusing on diversity, inclusion, and connecting with the Geo...
06/09/2018

Meet Sam Anderson, our new Membership Director! He will be focusing on diversity, inclusion, and connecting with the Georgetown community. Learn more about Sam @: https://bit.ly/2kXeIZq

Meet Alvaro Carrillo-Sanchez, GUCD's Alumni Relations and Advancement Chair! This semester Alvaro will build connections...
06/07/2018

Meet Alvaro Carrillo-Sanchez, GUCD's Alumni Relations and Advancement Chair! This semester Alvaro will build connections with alumni in D.C. and focus on encouraging students from diverse background to join GUCD.

Excited about the 2018 midterms? Meet Rebecca Hollister, director of the new Campaigning and Off Campus Affairs Departme...
06/04/2018

Excited about the 2018 midterms? Meet Rebecca Hollister, director of the new Campaigning and Off Campus Affairs Department. She will be leading GUCD's canvassing and phone banking efforts! @rhollister2036 #meettheboard

Meet our Advocacy Director and Vice Chair -- Jenny Xu!! Jenny is focused on increasing GUCD's intersectionality and the ...
06/03/2018

Meet our Advocacy Director and Vice Chair -- Jenny Xu!! Jenny is focused on increasing GUCD's intersectionality and the 2018 midterms.

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2019 Executive Board Chairwoman: Rebecca Hollister Vice Chair: Kayla Friedland Director of Campaigning & Off Campus Affairs: AJ Stanislaus Treasurer: Varsha Menon Speakers Director: Lily Rubinstein Communications Director: Aida Ross Alumni and Advancement Director: Emily Walling Membership Director: Zev Burton Georgetown University College Democrats is the largest and most active student group on campus. We aim to champion Democratic and progressive causes both on the Hilltop and in the greater community. On campus, we spread awareness of important issues across our campus and promote political engagement in student life. You can find us tabling in Red Square to participate in one of our letter or photo campaigns or come to one of our advocacy trainings. We witnessed President Obama's historic speech in Gaston Hall. We have hosted some incredible speakers, including former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Representative Pramila Jayapal, Senator Tammy Duckworth, and Terry McAuliffe. We also have hosted panel discussion on issues ranging from labor justice to the environment. We have registered scores of new student voters and helped them get absentee ballots. We have also hosted internship fairs and career workshops for our members, and we regularly engage with the College Republicans in debates and roundtable discussions. In addition, GUCD members are active in the greater community. In the past few years, we have led the fight to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, from President Barack Obama to the Virginia House of Delegates. We made trips to Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, and New Jersey to campaign for gubernatorial and congressional candidates. We also attended press conferences on the Hill to advance student aid and health care. We've volunteered at soup kitchens, planted trees in the community, and attended rallies for equal rights. Join us this semester! Follow our page to stay updated on what we do.

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