Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Retrospective on the Fall 2015 Semester

Del. Kumar Barve discusses environmental issues.
The fall semester was wildly successful for the University of Maryland College Democrats. We were able to bring four candidates for both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives in order to discuss important issues facing our country today.

Delegate Kumar Barve came to campus to discuss environmental issues and the ways in which they impact the state of Maryland. During his talk he emphasized political pragmatism and bipartisanship. Barve is running for congress in Maryland's 8th district, which is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen.

Our next event featured former U.S. Navy Seal and transgender woman, Kristin Beck who is running for Congress in Maryland's 5th district against incumbent U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer.

During her speech she emphasized her experience in the military as a U.S. Navy Seal, both in terms of her career and her gender identity, term limits for Congressmen.

Beck during her visit to UMD

U.S. Rep Donna Edwards discusses
college affordability with UMD students.
We were lucky to have U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards visit us to discuss college affordability. During her visit she shared her own experiences with paying for her education, and called for reforms to make college more affordable for everyone.

Edwards is running for Senate against U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen.

Lastly, State Sen. Jamie Raskin came to campus to discuss the Bill of Rights and the ways that he interprets key parts of the document.

During his visit he recounted several of his cases as a constitutional lawyer, particularly those involving students, who felt their constitutional rights were being infringed upon.

Raskin is a law professor at American University and he is running for congress in Maryland's 8th district, which is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen. He is vying for the same seat as Del. Kumar Barve.

We would like to thank all of those who made our speaker circuit a success, especially the candidates who agreed to speak with us! Looking forward, we hope to bring more speakers and candidates to campus. Hopefully, we will be able to engage with the UMD community in an event greater capacity this spring!

State Sen. Raskin discussing students' constitutional rights.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a Democratic debate viewing party on Tuesday, October 13. Big thanks to Terps for Bernie for cosponsoring! RSVP to our event here!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Meeting with Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman!

The UMD College Democrats are excited to announce that we will be hosting Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and his running mate Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. They will be joining us to discuss their current gubernatorial campaign and will provide more information about how students can get involved. This is an exciting opportunity to come out and meet two men who have distinguished themselves in Maryland politics.

Location: Thurgood Marshall Room, Room 2113 (2nd Floor of the Stamp Student Union)
Date: Wednesday February 19th
Time: Doors open at 5 pm

All are welcome! RSVP here:

Free pizza will be provided!!

UMD College Democrats Visit the White House!

The University of Maryland College Democrats would like to extend a special thank you to the College Democrats of America for inviting us to attend the State Arrival Ceremony for French President Francois Hollande.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

First Meeting of the Semester - Tuesday February 11th at 7 pm in the Jimenez Building, Room 2207

Come out to Jimenez 2207 tonight at 7 pm as the College Democrats host David Sloan, candidate for State Delegate in Prince George's County. David is the former Executive Director of the Maryland Democratic Party and current Special Adviser to Governor Martin O'Malley. Come out and learn more about Mr. Sloan's past experiences and current campaign. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with a local campaign and to network with someone who has extensive political connections in the state of Maryland. As the former Executive Director of the Maryland State Democratic Party, Mr. Sloan is an incredible resource for internships with Democratic Party as well as Democratic candidates and organizations throughout Maryland.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Attention UMD College Dems!

Our meetings for the Spring 2014 semester will be on Tuesday's at 7 pm in Jimenez 2207. More meeting information will be posted here in the coming days and weeks. Be advised that we do not meet every week so pay attention to the website, our facebook and our twitter for information about upcoming meetings. Thanks and see you all at our meetings!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Interested in getting more involved with the College Democrats here at the University of Maryland? Looking for a great way to improve your resume or even a chance to meet the President? Fill out the form below and e-mail it to or bring it to our office in the Student Involvement Suite and drop it off after 3 pm on Wednesday. Applications will be due by next Wednesday October 2nd. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Executive Board Application