By Eli Morton ’21 on behalf of Gettysburg College Democrats The 2020 race has kicked off, which means that the most common questions I am asked as a politically-inclined Democrat seek to decipher who I am supporting. Will it be the progressive Elizabeth Warren? The man-of-the-people Sherrod Brown? Kamala, the compromise candidate? The voices increase … More Why I Hate 2020 Talk
By Jacob Berowitz ’22 on behalf of Gettysburg College Democrats Among the many issues presented in this year’s State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump’s obvious plug for a wall at the southern border was highly anticipated. What was on my mind, and most likely countless Americans’, while watching was What is he going … More A “Strong” Union
By Eli Morton ’21 on behalf of Gettysburg College Democrats The recently-ended government shutdown is an example of broken politics in Washington and how one party in particular uses broken politics to attempt to prove its central thesis about the inefficiencies of government. Government shutdowns are a wholly unnecessary consequence of the advent of the … More Whose Shutdown Is It Anyway?
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THIS EVENT HAS SINCE BEEN CANCELLED. Don’t miss a chance to meet John Fetterman, America’s “coolest mayor,” who is currently running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Mayor Fetterman is a progressive icon and a champion for middle-class Pennsylvanians. His leadership as Mayor of Braddock has helped revitalize one of Pennsylvania’s many forgotten communities. He is … More Meet John Fetterman: Candidate for Lt. Governor
Gettysburg College Democrats 9/20/2018 Andrew Dalton, President email@example.com Gettysburg College Democrats to Host Two Women’s Rights Icons Program Title: “Women’s Rights Under Attack: Fighting Back in 2018” Date and Time: Thurs., October 4th, 7PM Location: College Union Building, Rm. 260 Gettysburg, PA: Join Carol Tracy and Kate Michelman, two legendary women’s rights activists, for a … More Gettysburg College Democrats to host two legendary women’s rights activists
By Eli Morton, Gettysburg College Democrats Contributor As the opioid crisis worsens, the American people have waited patiently for substantive policy proposals on the federal level that combat the crisis. That wait is finally beginning to end. Over the past week, in between attacks on the special counsel, the Trump White House has put forth … More Why the death penalty is not the right move to fix the opioid crisis
To round out our month of Bad Ass Women, we’ve chosen Gettysburg College Democrats President, Political Science and Public policy major Marley Dizney Swanson. Accomplishment you’re proud of? Marley is most proud of having served as President of the Gettysburg College Democrats. Throughout her four years with the club, she has seen the numbers rise … More Bad Ass Woman: Marley Dizney Swanson
Women’s history month is continuing through Spring Break and going international, so read more to find out about Political Science major Emma Golden, who’s studying abroad this semester! Accomplishment you are proud of. Emma is most proud of the opportunities she has worked most hard to achieve, such as interning on Capitol Hill last summer. … More Bad Ass Woman: Emma Golden
Spring Break is just around the corner, but don’t leave campus without reading today’s profile about Anthropology major and first-year Grace Wenzel. Accomplishment you’re proud of. Grace is most proud of making it this far in life, to the point where she can make other people smile. She describes not always being the happiest person, … More Bad Ass Woman: Grace Wenzel
A true enigma even within the club, read more about our latest profile about Political Science major Gabby Killian. Accomplishment you’re proud of. Gabby is particularly proud of the volunteer work that she has done throughout her time at Gettysburg, both on and off campus. Just one example of this is El Centro, run … More Bad Ass Woman: Gabby Killian
Continuing this exciting feature, this second profile focuses on Political Science and Globalization Studies major Lauren Cole. You may have seen her on the Lacrosse field, but read further to see what she’s like off the field as well. Accomplishment you’re proud of Last semester, Lauren studied abroad in Athens, Greece. While there, she … More Bad Ass Woman: Lauren Cole
Starting off Women’s History Month, is a profile on one of our newest and brightest women: first-year Environmental Studies major, Nadine Snyder. You may have watched her representing the College Democrats in the Campus Wide Debate this semester, but read further for a more in-depth look at who she really is. 1. Her proudest accomplishment … More Bad Ass Woman: Nadine Snyder
Another election season will be upon us soon, and with it, comes the flood of campaign ads with all their praises and denouncements for the various candidates. One thing you are sure to see throughout the ordeal is a constant chanting of the following phrase: “I support family values,” or words to that effect. It … More The meaning of ‘family values’
By Bridget Kennedy ’21 Last weekend the Gettysburg College Democrats brought in speaker Amanda Litman, co-founder of the Run for Something PAC. A veteran of the campaign trail, Amanda has worked on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, Charlie Crist’s 2014 Florida gubernatorial campaign and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as Email Director. After a … More Gettysburg College Democrats host Amanda Litman for discussion and book signing
By Grace Wenzel ’21 Just about a year has passed since Donald J. Trump of New York, self-proclaimed multimillionaire and lady’s man, became the President of the United States of America. As tradition dictates, the President addresses Congress and the American people by giving a State of the Union Address. While it is normal for … More What union?