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College Democrats of Fordham University

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
- President Barack Obama

The College Democrats of Fordham University were established in 1963 by Paul Maxwell and John O'Donnell with the idea that it would be the group to give Fordham students a new progressive path to follow and one day end apathy on the campus all together. Now, years later, it has nearly met its original goal. Throughout the organizations time on campus, it has brought many influential people to the school that have given students a different perspective. Now with a Democratic Congress and President, this is our time. And we have to bring American Politics into the new millennium.

We, the College Democrats of Fordham University, are more than just a campus political club, we are part of a national student-driven action network. Our mission is to end political apathy among college-age voters, train college activists to work on local and national political campaigns, help train people to see how their personal strengths and skills can make a difference in the world, and, ultimately, to get Democrats elected from the grassroots level up.

We respond to today's problems and political events at the local, state, national, and international levels. We look at the responses from the general public and student body and discuss our own possible solutions. We are dedicated to bringing the best political speakers and educational events to campus, conducting annual voter-registration drives, and initiating campus mobilizations to assist with Democratic campaigns.

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