Press Releases

Election Statement

We want to thank you. We want to thank each and every single chapter in our federation for all of your hard work throughout this election season. The outcome of the Presidential race was not what we had expected. Many of us still feel shock, grief, and fear for what the future holds. However, our work has not been in vain. In the month leading up to the election, our work was critical in gettin ...

Black Caucus Statement on Tamir Rice

Photo courtesy of Nation of Change The Black Caucus of the College Democrats of Massachusetts are deeply disappointed and outraged by the lack of action taken against Officer Leohmann and the Cleveland Police Department. From statements made to the press, it is clear that they do not see the problem at large, and are placing blame everywhere except for where it belongs. This lack of accountabil ...

CDM Women's Caucus Statement on Planned Parenthood Attack

The College Democrats of Massachusetts Women’s Caucus strongly and unequivocally condemns the recent anti-abortion terror attack at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  We are heartbroken at the loss of life and the continued efforts made by anti-abortion activists to intimidate, harass and endanger the lives of women, men and non-binary individuals seeking access to Pl ...

College Democrats of Massachusetts Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Amy Myers, College Democrats of Massachusetts Environmental Caucus Chair (amy@macollegedems.org) Massachusetts - College Democrats of Massachusetts, which is the official youth outreach wing of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and is affiliated with the College Democrats of America, released the following statement on the Keystone XL Pi ...

CDM Opposes Proposed Legislation on the Banning of the Filming of BPD

CDM Opposes Proposed Legislation on the Banning of the Filming of BPD

The College Democrats of Massachusetts Black Caucus released the following statement following Boston Police Commissioner Evans recent statement hoping to criminalize the recording of police officers in public: Boston Police Department Commissioner William B. Evans has recently released a statement asking for the Massachusetts legislature to help combat the growing number of citizens filming poli ...

CDM Kicks Off Semester at Boston/Eastern Region Event

If you’re looking to meet or reconnect with self-motivated, hard-working CDM members, engage in thoughtful conversation and debate with like-minded progressives, College Democrats of Massachusetts eagerly encourage you to come to its Eastern and Boston Regional Kickoff event this Saturday starting at 11:30 AM. Hear and learn from both current and emerging Massachusetts political leaders about ...

CDM Introduces the '15-'16 Caucus Leadership Team

CDM Introduces the '15-'16 Caucus Leadership Team

The Caucus structure is new for the College Democrats of Massachusetts, instituted so that the organization could focus more deeply on key issues best analyzed by students passionate about the topic. CDM is very proud of the success of the Caucus system, and we look forward to the new strides that will undoubtedly be made by the 2015-2015 Caucus Leadership team! The Black Caucus will be led by ...

CDM Introduces the 2015-2016 Regional Directors

CDM Introduces the 2015-2016 Regional Directors

The chapters of the College Democrats of Massachusetts are the backbone of our organization, the constituents for which the organization works to bring more progressive political opportunities for debate. The chapter system wouldn’t function without the leadership of our team of Regional Directors, five individuals who each work in a specific region within the state to support and develop our va ...

CDM Introduces 2015-2016 Communications Team

CDM Introduces 2015-2016 Communications Team

Bill Gates once said “I’m a great believer in any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the freedoms that they’re interested in.” In today’s political landscape, communication in any form, from social media to infographics, is crucial to enacting change that accurately reflects the will of the peop ...

Campus Climate Survey Bill (S.650: Brownsberger)

Campus Climate Survey Bill (S.650: Brownsberger)

The College Democrats of Massachusetts recently voted to endorse MA Senate Bill 650, which would mandate all MA colleges and universities to conduct a climate survey regarding sexual assault on campus. Senator William Brownsberger’s proposed Bill 650 would create 1) awareness of how each school community handles/view sexual assault, and 2) accountability on the part of school administrators. The ...

Governor Baker, Prioritize Environmental Justice

Governor Baker, Prioritize Environmental Justice

Dear Governor Baker, As you know, on November 25 of last year Governor Deval Patrick signed into law an Executive Order #552 on Environmental Justice which decrees that state agencies designate resources to protect the health, safety and environment for the most vulnerable residents of the Commonwealth. It recognizes that low-income communities, communities of color and communities with limited E ...

CDM's New Year's Resolutions

CDM's New Year's Resolutions

The mad frenzy that comes to characterize election season has at long last come to a close, and the College Democrats of Massachusetts look to join Democrats and Republicans across the Commonwealth in moving forward this spring with the goal of working to keep Massachusetts squarely in the leadership business.  CDM’s membership will be working on an agenda as ambitious and diverse as the organ ...

College Dems Stand With Pregnant Workers

College Dems Stand With Pregnant Workers

As a part of the College Democrats of Massachusetts's #Lobby2Win Strategy, we've endorsed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. We are currently behind 11 states (including Texas and Alaska) with legislation protecting the rights of pregnant workers. This #ForeverBlueBlog post is written by Jessica Avery, Co-Chair of the Mt. Holyoke College Dems Being born on December 22nd meant that my parents ce ...

CDM Women's Caucus Phonebanks Motivate Women Across Massachusetts

CDM Women's Caucus Phonebanks Motivate Women Across Massachusetts

PRESS RELEASE: CDM Women's Caucus Motivate Women Across Massachusetts Women from Smith College, Wellesley College, Mount Holyoke College, and Harvard University partnered with Raise Up Massachusetts to call female voters.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said that "women belong in all places where decisions are being made, they should never be the exception," and the College Democrats of M ...

College Dems Partner with BluFund to Encourage Student Engagement

College Dems Partner with BluFund to Encourage Student Engagement

“Democrats for Democracy” will move campus organizing forward  Democrats are committed to win with grassroots organizing, but here in Massachusetts it’s the College Democrats who really bring fun and a youthful touch to organizing. Partnering with our friends at BluFund.org, CDM is proud to announce the Democrats for Democracy Contest! Participating chapters across the state will compete ...

College Dems of MA Say NO to Casinos in Unison

College Dems of MA Say NO to Casinos in Unison

In November, the voters of Massachusetts have a real chance to make a bold choice to move our Commonwealth forward, or to move backward and face the future’s challenges with the failed policies of the past. In the spirit of progress and bold leadership, the College Democrats of Massachusetts have declared the state federation's unequivocal support for the repeal of the casino law, for YES on que ...

College Dems of MA Becomes The First State Federation of the College Democrats of America to Endorse the People's Climate March

College Dems of MA Becomes The First State Federation of the College Democrats of America to Endorse ...

The College Democrats of Massachusetts (CDM) have announced their intent to participate as an organization in the Peoples' Climate March. Through a vote taken this week, they became the first state federation of the College Democrats of America to endorse the People’s Climate March in an official capacity. The Peoples' Climate March, set to occur on Sunday, September 21st, will be the largest ...

College Students Cannot Afford Republican Charlie Baker

College Students Cannot Afford Republican Charlie Baker

  College students cannot afford Republican Charlie Baker’s new education proposal. In a new plan that he released last week, Republican Charlie Baker ignored the needs of gateway communities and families struggling to put their children through college. The College Democrats of Massachusetts (CDM) believe that this plan is nothing more than a band-aid solution: one that covers up deeper i ...

College Democrats of Massachusetts’ Environmental Caucus Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment Action on S.1225

College Democrats of Massachusetts’ Environmental Caucus Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment Action o ...

The College Democrats of Massachusetts (CDM) have announced their support for the divestment of the public pension fund from the fossil fuel industry, calling upon state legislators to move Massachusetts Senate Bill 1225 forward for a vote. In doing so they have positioned themselves at the forefront of a global movement spanning college campuses, religious congregations and town halls. S.1225 ca ...

CDM Creates Statewide Caucus System & Appoints Leadership

CDM Creates Statewide Caucus System & Appoints Leadership

The College Democrats of Massachusetts has launched it's caucus system, that aims to enable chapters to unite with progressive student organizations on campus. Leaders have be appointed to Black, Enivironmental, LGBT and Women's caucuces. This year, one of the most significant changes made by the College Democrats of America has been the launching of the new Caucus system. At it’s heart, the De ...

Uniting the Commonwealth: Announcing our New Regional Directors

Uniting the Commonwealth: Announcing our New Regional Directors

In an effort to build a presence with each chapter that is somewhere between a best friend and the holy ghost, The College Democrats of Massachusetts is announcing its new team of Regional Directors. Operating in the East, West, Central, and South Shore regions, the Regional Directors will work to unite the various local chapters and tighten their coordination and communication. Ross Svenson, H ...

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