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PRESS RELEASE: Juliette Kayyem wins College Democrats of Massachusetts Gubernatorial Straw Poll

Posted by CDM Communications Director on April 6, 2014

Juliette Kayyem receives 39.5% of votes in College Democrats of Massachusetts Straw Poll; Steve Grossman comes in second with 21.7% of the vote.

NORTHAMPTON, MA – In a straw poll conducted on the 2nd day of the College Democrats of Massachusetts annual convention at Smith College, Juliette Kayyem received a plurality of the vote.  Each participant was given two votes to cast for the candidate or candidates of their choice. Students were allowed to split their votes between two candidates or allocate two votes to the same candidate.

The straw poll is non-binding and does not indicate an endorsement of any kind.

The results are as followed:

Joe Avellone- 0.0%

Don Berwick- 20.9%

Martha Coakley- 14.7%

Steve Grossman- 21.7%

Juliette Kayyem- 39.5%

Write-in:

Dan Wolf- 2.3%

Others- 0.9%

“This College Democrats straw poll indicates the diverse feelings of our constituency about the emerging Democratic field,” said CDM President Will Poff-Webster. “College Democrats are fired up to knock on doors and campaign for our Democratic candidates in the primary, and for the Democratic nominee in the general election. This convention represents an opportunity for college students to ask candidates about the issues we care about.”

The College Democrats of Massachusetts is the official youth outreach arm of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and a chartered state federation of the College Democrats of America.  The goal of CDM is to advocate and campaign for Democratic candidates and issues across the Commonwealth. CDM seeks to engage college students in the electoral process and give them a voice in national, state, and local politics.

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PRESS RELEASE: College Democrats of Massachusetts To Host Gubernatorial Candidates, Conduct Straw Poll At Annual Convention.

Posted by CDM Communications Director on March 31, 2014

Contact:
Sam Medeiros
medeiross@macollegedems.org
(774) 644-3090

The College Democrats of Massachusetts will hold a weekend-long convention at Smith College in Northampton on April 5th and 6th to elect new leadership and prepare for the upcoming statewide elections.

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Over 100 students from colleges and universities across the Commonwealth will be in Northampton this upcoming weekend to attend the College Democrats of Massachusetts (CDM) Convention. Programming will consist of speeches from elected officials, an internship and career fair, and a discussion and student straw poll with all 5 Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

“Advocacy on the issues young people care about is critical to involving them in the democratic process, the Democratic Party, and our efforts for 2014,” said CDM President Will Poff-Webster. “At our convention, college students can ask the five Democratic gubernatorial candidates about the issues that affect them, and then vote on which candidates speak to their values.” President Poff-Webster led outreach to encourage students from CDM to become Youth Add-On Delegates to the Democratic State Convention in June, adding student voice to the nomination process.

The convention will be held from Saturday, April 5th through Sunday, April 6th at Smith College. The gubernatorial discussion will occur on Saturday from 2:00 – 3:00 PM in Smith’s Davis Ballroom. Over the course of the weekend, students will hear from speakers including Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman and State Senator Tom McGee, former Chairman John Walsh, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, and others.

The College Democrats of Massachusetts is the official youth outreach arm of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and a chartered state federation of the College Democrats of America.  The goal of CDM is to advocate and campaign for Democratic candidates and issues across the Commonwealth. CDM seeks to engage college students in the electoral process and give them a voice in national, state, and local politics.

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Apply to be a Youth Add-on Delegate at the 2014 Mass Dems Convention

Posted by CDM Communications Director on March 9, 2014

Ran in you local caucus but didn’t get elected? Want to be apart of the 2014 Mass Dems Convention? Apply to be a Youth Add-On delegate! To qualify, must be registered as a Democrat before January 31st. Applications can be found online here!

This year’s Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester on June 13th and 14th.  More information can be found here! 


2014 CDM Convention

Posted by CDM Communications Director on

The annual College Democrats of Massachusetts convention is April 5-6 at Smith College in Northampton. The convention will feature a number of exciting speakers, panels, and networking events.

The registration contribution is $13 per person before March 15th.  After March 15th, registration is only $18! You can register yourself individually here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/cdm2014

For the latest on convention be sure to RSVP on our Facebook event!

Contact Will at poffwebsterw@macollegedems.org with any questions.


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