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ICYMI: Woodland Daily Democrat reports “Davis College Democrats invite three local State Senate candidates for discussion”

In case you missed it, the Woodland Daily Democrat reported Thursday that the Davis College Democrats hosted the first debate for Democratic candidates for District 3’s California State Senate race on Wednesday, on November 18, 2015.

A regular feature of campaign seasons, the forum is intended to best inform the members of the Davis College Democrats for endorsements later in the year.

Below is an excerpt from the piece: 

Yamada then discussed her priority issues as a lead-in to the importance of education.

“Aging and long-term care, agriculture, water, natural resources, and the pursuit of social, economic, and environmental justice,” she said. “Fundamental to all of these is education, as the gateway to preserve the middle class which is by all means on the endangered species list.”

She wasn’t alone, Assemblyman Dodd used his background as a citizen of California to reach the audience.

“I’m a lifelong Californian, I’ve lived here all my life I’m a fifth-generation, I’m proud to say my grandchildren are seventh-generation in this state. I understand the problems that has beset this state, very closely,” he said.“This year in the California State legislature, as your assembly member, I’ve been so fortunate to be able to work with the democratic caucus on so many things from income disparity, increasing the middle class, higher education stopping tuition increases, and working towards more money for k-12.”

Post-discussion, students and other attendees were able to mingle and further discuss topics on a more personal level with the candidates.

The event was put on by the Davis College Democrats, a group at UC Davis that promotes youth participation in politics and educating the voting population on the issues surrounding this district.

Rebecca Salgado, president of the group, said the goal of this event was to inform members where the candidates stand on these issues.

“With so many democrats in the race, we think it’s important for our members to understand distinctions between candidates,” she said.

To read the entire piece and see the photo slideshow, please click here: http://www.dailydemocrat.com/government-and-politics/20151119/davis-college-democrats-invite-three-local-state-senate-candidates-for-discussion

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Asm. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) speaks during the DCD Democratic CA State Senate Debate on Nov. 18, 2015 (Woodland Daily Democrat). 

About Davis College Democrats:

The Davis College Democrats aim to educate the voting population, deflate youth apathy, foster student leadership, and work towards the betterment of our society. The Davis College Democrats are located at the University of California at Davis. 

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ICYMI: Davis Enterprise reports “State Senate candidates meet in first debate”

In case you missed it, the Davis Enterprise reported yesterday that the Davis College Democrats hosted the first debate for Democratic candidates for District 3’s California State Senate race on Wednesday, on November 18, 2015.

A regular feature of campaign seasons, the forum is intended to best inform the members of the Davis College Democrats for endorsements later in the year.

Below is an excerpt from the piece:

Dodd, D-Napa, was elected to the Assembly last year. In his opening statement, he said he has been working with the Democratic Caucus on issues like income disparity and education, ranging from kindergarten through college.

“I have been committed to service my entire life,” Dodd said.

Yamada, who represented both the former 8th Assembly District and the 4th Assembly District from 2008 to 2014, told the young crowd that although her priorities as a “lifelong Democrat and professional social worker by training” are aging and long-term care, she believes that “education is the gateway to preserve the middle class, which is by all counts on the Endangered Species List.”

To read the entire piece and see the photo slideshow, please click here: http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/state-government/state-senate-candidates-meet-in-first-debate/

About Davis College Democrats:

The Davis College Democrats aim to educate the voting population, deflate youth apathy, foster student leadership, and work towards the betterment of our society. The Davis College Democrats are located at the University of California at Davis.

ICYMI: Fairfield Daily Republic reports: “State Senate candidates meet for initial debate”

In case you missed it, the Fairfield Daily Republic reported today that the Davis College Democrats hosted the first debate for Democratic candidates for District 3’s California State Senate race yesterday, on November 18, 2015.

A regular feature of campaign seasons, the forum is intended to best inform the members of the Davis College Democrats for endorsements later in the year.

Below is an excerpt from the piece: 

As members of the Davis College Democrats took turns asking questions of the candidates, it became clear they hold many similar views.

With regard to the rising cost of higher education, Dodd said, “the UC system needs to start zero-basing their budgets.”

He said he would tell the UC regents, “We want you to start at zero so we understand what you’re spending the money on, and you understand what you are spending money on.”

Yamada pointed to the recent higher education analysis done by the Legislative Analyst’s Office that “contains a lot of useful information about how financing should be redone for education.”

“I would propose (college funding be) like a home mortgage,” she said. “We should discuss how we can guarantee what you would pay for your education for two to four years. The mortgage company can do it, the great minds here can do it.”

To read the entire piece and see the photo slideshow, please click here: http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/vacaville/state-senate-candidates-meet-for-initial-debate/ 

About Davis College Democrats:

The Davis College Democrats aim to educate the voting population, deflate youth apathy, foster student leadership, and work towards the betterment of our society. The Davis College Democrats are located at the University of California at Davis.