UDems Presents: “What Now?” Panel

It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton’s loss sent a shockwave of emotions throughout the United States. All of your energy, time, and money spent on the Clinton campaign wasn’t wasted. We have so much to be proud of. Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric has brought us together and raised the interest in politics among college students to new levels. UDems registered thousands of students to vote, informed them on the importance of local elections, and welcomed a number of great speakers to address our members. We are proud to have been #WithHer. We cannot and will not back down from our fight to make Texas, and our nation, bluer!

We’re excited to host a panel of distinguished individuals including State Rep. Gina Hinojosa and Cliff Walker, the head of candidate recruitment from the Texas Democratic Party. They will be discussing the future of Texas politics and what’s to come on the national stage.

Officer nominations will be heard at this week’s meeting. If you are interested in serving on the leadership team, this is your chance to let it be known! For those of you that would like to vote in the upcoming officer election, you will need to have your $5 membership dues paid by the end of Wednesday’s meeting.

UDems Presents: CALL to Action

With early voting coming to a close, we wanted to take the time to reach out to students and encourage them to vote. This week won’t involve a traditional speaker led meeting, but there will be free pizza and beverages! If you’re passionate about making sure as many students support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot as possible, we invite you to attend. Be sure to bring your cellphone, laptop, and chargers. We’ll provide a list of students and their numbers.

Most importantly, be sure to VOTE!

You can find the Facebook event here.

Obama’s Farewell Party

This Election Day, we’re excited for Hillary Clinton to eviscerate Donald Trump on November 8. However, this also means that President Obama will no longer be in office (sad face). Regardless, we’re excited to be partnering with the Black Student Alliance to host an Election Day rally! There will be a Trump pinata, a pin the nose on Donald Trump game, and face painting. We will also be providing “Democracy Dogs” for everyone to play with and adore on their way to vote. We will also be handing out flyers with the names of candidates that we have endorsed in local elections. Will you join us?!

Most importantly: VOTE!!!
You can find the Facebook event here.

UDems Block Walk for Austin Progressive Coalition!

We need your help this weekend! We’re delivering Austin Progressive Coalition endorsements this weekend to remind Austinites to vote and to recommend our (and Central Austin Democrats) endorsed candidates!

We’re just dropping off door hangers, so it’ll be quicker and easier than normal block walks. But we need everyone’s help to get out all of our door hangers!

We’ll be meeting at Littlefield Fountain on Sunday morning. Bring your car if you’ve got one, and if not just bring yourself and we’ll bring the breakfast tacos!

You can find the Facebook event here.

UDems Presents: Professor Bethany Albertson

With early voting upon us, and the election almost over, we’re calling in an expert to break it down for us. Join us in hearing from UT government professor, Bethany Albertson. Her work explores political attitudes and persuasion, and she is particularly interested in emotion, religion in American politics and experimental methods. An expert in political psychology, she’ll be discussing the implications of the 2016 election.

Professor Albertson received her PhD from the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to UT, she was on faculty at the University of Washington and was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. At UT, she has been a Donald D. Harrington Fellow, and in 2014, she was awarded the Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award, in recognition for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

We’re excited to welcome such an awesome academic, and we hope you’ll join us. Afterwards we’ll be heading out to Austin’s Pizza as usual.

You can find the Facebook event here.