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
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.