The College Democrats are a direct route for our fellow students to engage with politics. We instill values of environmental, racial, and economic justice, encourage young people to participate in the American political process, and provide opportunities to work on Democratic campaigns. We also serve as a place to discuss current events, vent about politics, and meet some like-minded people!
This semester our focus will turn from election work to local social activism, with several projects to promote the betterment of our community. Projects in the past have included changing the university's student IDs to be compliant in elections and adding voter registration to the move-in process. We also are working on a project with the Iowa Legislature to raise money to get diverse and identity-inclusive books for Ames’ elementary schools.
Whether it’s meeting with local politicians, tabling outside of the library, celebrating our love of pizza at our (pre-Covid) watch parties, or door knocking in the dead of winter (donuts included) we always have a good time!
The College Democrats is an official chapter of the College and Young Democrats of Iowa, which itself is co-chartered through College Democrats of America and Young Democrats of America.
This organization has no affiliations.
Constitution / Tier
||Open to any/all ISU students, staff, and community members
||All officers are allowed.
||Must be willing to engage respectfully with fellow members. Must love Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
||Elections are held at the end of Fall semester, with special elections upon request for unfulfilled positions.
||We meet every other Monday at 6pm.
Description of Regular Meetings/Activities
|We meet in Carver 0132 every other Monday at 7 pm to build community, discuss current issues, and host candidates! Join the club to make sure that you receive our emails to stay up to date.
January 25th is our spring semester kick off!
Description of Special Events
|We host informative events with candidates, special issue events, and demonstrations. The best way to stay updated about our special events is to join our email list. We also keep our social media pages updated with our events. Check us out at @iastatedems!