Category Archives: Blog

Let’s Get to Work

Last Tuesday, voters across the country went to the polls and voted for divided government. With the White House still occupied by a Democrat, and both houses of Congress now run by a party whose main goal has been to obstruct the president, opportunities for bipartisanship seem elusive. We believe, however, that there is no

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Blog: Fighting the Fictions about Reproductive Rights

By Zakya Hall Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. On Wednesday, Dayle Steinberg and Maggie Groff, two women who have devoted their entire careers to fighting for reproductive rights, held a discussion with Penn Dems about their work with Planned Parenthood. This

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Blog: Women Can Now Only Wear Pants

By Meghana Nallajerla Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. On October 9th, a judge in Virginia tossed a case regarding a man who took “upskirt” pictures of unsuspecting women. The individual in question, Christopher Cleveland, took pictures of women wearing dresses and

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Blog: Right to vote threatened in Wisconsin

By Matt Strahan Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. “No f*cking way!” In a newly released ACLU video, Lewis Black, the always-enraged comedian, responded to recent attempts by conservative leaders in states around the country to implement stricter (and perhaps more discriminatory)

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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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