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Rebuilding Trust in the Democratic Party

Rebuilding Trust in the Democratic Party

by Santiago Nariño, Northeastern University, CDM President and Emily Stetson, UMass Amherst, CDM Communications Director These last few months have been a period of mourning for our peers. Many of us are just starting to come to terms with the reality of Donald Trump’s administration as the first few executive orders are signed, and as more and more cabinet members’ appointments are confi ...

The Intrinsic Failure of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Intrinsic Failure of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

By Hannah J. Smith | Clark University ‘19 | CDM Vice President The 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, granted former slaves the rights to equal citizenship under the constitution[1.], this came after the 13th Amendment, which freed them from slavery. It also came before the 15th amendment which granted all persons the right to vote. You and I both know that it did no such thing, but that is a ...

What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

by Emily Stetson CDM Communications Director   The January 21st Women’s Marches across the world drew in unprecedented numbers of people, including approximately 500 thousand in Washington, D.C. and 125 thousand in our very own Boston. After what is shaping up to be one of the biggest protests in history, many are wondering; what comes next? How can we capitalize on the moment ...

The 46th President of the United States

The 46th President of the United States

by Jordan Choy Northeastern University   Donald J. Trump made his entrance into the arena of American politics with a lie. In the face of all evidence, social norms, and common decency, Mr. Trump erupted onto the national stage with the false assertion that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya and therefore not a legitimate President. His opposition to the first President of colo ...

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