Blog: Contentious Kansas

By Carl Palmquist Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. The reliably red state of Kansas looks increasingly less reliable this election cycle. While the state hasn’t elected a Democratic US Senator since 1932, this year it seems Read more…

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 Read more…

Blog: What’s a Nutmegger To Do?

By Sam Iacobellis Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. Come November 4th, the people of Connecticut will head to the polls to elect a governor. For most voters in the Constitution State, there will be little excitement Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

DEMS IN DC: Max Levy

As part of our summer-long Dems in DC series, we’ll be profiling various Dems interning in DC this summer.  Max Levy Penn Dems Communications Director, intern at Generation Progress Max is spending his first summer in DC and loving every minute of it. While working with the youth-outreach arm of the Center for Read more…