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Democratic National Committee Asking for Support From College Students in 2020

Democratic National Committee Asking for Support From College Students in 2020

“That’s how we won in 2008 and 2012.”

Doesn’t this suggest that Democrats know college students are one of their core constituencies? No wonder they want college to be free.

Newsweek reports:

To Oust Trump From Office in 2020, Democrats Shift College Student Messaging: Don’t Just Vote, Join the Movement

To regain control of the White House in 2020, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is no longer just asking college students to vote. It’s asking them to be part of the movement to defeat President Donald Trump and bring back Democratic ideals to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

“That’s how we won in 2008 and 2012. Voting for [President] Barack Obama wasn’t just about voting for Barack Obama, it was about a community movement to make your country a better place,” Organizing Corps 2020 Executive Director Rachel Haltom-Irwin told Newsweek.

To create that better place Obama envisioned, one where opportunities, health care and affordable education aren’t dictated by economic status, Democratic presidential candidates say they must win in 2020. With Election Day one year away, the party is implementing a strategy based on Obama’s victories and creating a movement among younger voters in some of the battleground states that Hillary Clinton lost in 2016.

To do that, Democrats launched Organizing Corps 2020, a training program for 1,000 college seniors in eight states, including seven that Trump won. They will receive intensive instruction on voting rules and campaign strategy, and by June 2020 they’ll serve as the grass-roots infrastructure for the Democratic nominee’s campaign, knocking on doors and building a volunteer force in their area.

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I’m an instructor at a community college here in NH. I’ve been receiving frequent emails from college students from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) requesting that they visit my classroom to talk about how important voting is; some sort of “Democracy Now” project. There’s a new seminar going around the colleges here, too: Civil Discourse, which I take to mean: “If you’re not agreeing with our platform, then you’re un-civil”.

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