Category Archives: Blog

Blog: Hey Republicans, It’s 2014

By Shane Murphy Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. Someone should really tell John Boehner and Mitch McConnell that it’s not 1955 anymore. Congressional Republicans yet again stand in the way of basic social progress. On September 15, the Senate shot down equal

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A Crisis On Campus and Beyond | DP Column

Last Saturday, September 13th, we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Drafted by none other than then-Senator Joe Biden, the law allocated significant new federal resources towards the investigation and prosecution of violence against women, harshened punishments for guilty parties, and established the Office on Violence Against Women. But

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This Stuff Matters | DP Column

Let us introduce ourselves: we are the Penn Democrats, the most active political group on campus. Each semester, we host a variety of Democratic speakers, campaign for candidates, and hold issue advocacy events—all promoting our beliefs and our political party. Because it’s such an important year politically, we’re making our voices heard across campus. Each

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Why join Penn Dems?

Among the hundreds of clubs that Penn has to offer, Penn Dems has emerged as one of the largest, most active organizations on campus. It didn’t happen by luck alone—we work hard to make sure all of our members have a rewarding experience with us. Check out some personal stories about why other students joined

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Dems in DC: The Travel Guide

This is the first installment of our new summer-long series, Dems in DC! For the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing tips about the city, profiling some of our members currently interning in DC, as well as offering some internship advice. If you have any suggestions on topics, please email communications@penndems.org. There’s so much to do

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Extreme Makeover: Website Edition

If you’re reading this, it means we’ve done it, and the Penn Dems website is officially updated! Hopefully, these changes will provide our members with an easier, sleeker, more engaging online experience. In the coming semester, we’ll be using this website more than ever. One new online feature will be a series of Opinion Blogs

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