Hampshire College Democrats
The Hampshire College Democrats seek to support Democratic candidates on both the local and national level by hosting campuswide events. We are chartered under the College Democrats of Massachusetts which is a branch of the College Democrats America. We aim to foster a strong political climate on campus by raising awareness of the issues affecting students through club meetings and events. As a club, we plan to campaign heavily by canvassing and phone banking for Democratic candidates in Massachusetts. We also strive to inspire political activity on campus by registering students to vote and offering information about the candidates. We have materials such as clipboards to facilitate this registration. Additionally, we hope to collaborate with other Massachusetts College Democratschapters in the five-college consortium to plan events and day trips. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/HampshireDems! Also check out our brand new blog at hampshiredems.blogspot.com/!
Fall '13 Semester
Our meetings will be focused on letter writing in support/against national bills in Congress, or MA bills in the state legislature. In past semesters, we had endorsed candidates (typically Democrats) and supported them through attending rallies, phone banking, voter registration and education, and canvassing. However, there are no current elections in MA this semester, so our focus will be more centered around letter writing and engaging with our Congresspeople.
Fall '12 Semester
Trick or Vote - October 31! We will be gathering at 7 PM in the Merrill Living Room in costume to go out into the Amherst community and remind everyone to vote. This is no normal canvassing event! We will prepare with a refresher on where all the polling locations are as well as the date of the election and how to introduce yourself to people at each house. It'll surely be spooky fun!
Spring '12 Semester
Campaigning with community members and the five college chapters of MA College Democrats for Elizabeth Warren and President Obama
College Democrats of MA Convention on March 31-April 1 at Emerson College in Boston, MA
Canvassing in Springfield, MA for Obama and Elizabeth Warren in underrepresented voting communities
Registration of Incoming and Accepted Students
Fall '11 Semester
Registration RUMBLE!! A competition against other chapters of the MA College Democrats to register the most voters on our campus.
Local election canvassing for young Democratic candidates.
Collaborating with UDems on at least one event.
Rearing up for the 2012 election including Obama and the congress seat previously held by Senator Kennedy! Get excited!
Fall '10- Spring '11
College Democrats of Massachusetts Convention at Mount Holyoke College Sunday, September 26th.
Bi-Weekly Voter Registration.
Dorm Storm on Thursday, October 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.'
Overnight Trip to CDM Campaign Invasion October 15-17.
Trick or Vote on Sunday, October 31st.
Canvassing and Phone Banking for Massachusetts candidates including Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Congressman Richard Neal, State Senator Benjamin Downing, and Congressman John Olver.
Election Night Party on Tuesday, November 2nd. Movie Screening of Frost/Nixon, Thursday, March 3
Letter Writing Party to Congress regarding budgetary issues and Planned Parenthood, Monday, March 6