Who Are We?
The Young Democrats of Emory strives to spread political awareness in Emory University's community by representing the Democratic Party and furthering their ideals on campus.
What are Our Goals?
In 2018, Stacey Abrams lost the Georgia gubernatorial election by 56,000 votes. While Abrams lost the election due to rampant voter suppression efforts from the Secretary of State, one thing was made clear: Georgia is a purple state and is in play. With the voter suppression problem in the recent primary, it’s pivotal now, more than ever, that we bolster our efforts to get out the vote.
In 2020, we have an opportunity on Emory's campus to play a crucial role in turning Georgia blue. With 7,000 undergraduate students, we can close the over 10% gap by getting undergraduates to vote and vote blue. Through expanding our efforts on campus and incorporating graduates, faculty and staff, we can close up to 20% of the gap in Georgia from Emory's campus alone.
How Your Gift Will Make an Impact!
Your gift will support the numerous efforts we have on Emory’s campus to bring out the vote and push more equality on campus. As an incentive to make a difference today, an anonymous donor has agreed to match the first $1,000 in student gifts made to this campaign!
We urge you to donate if any these efforts relate to the impact you would like to make.
1) Expand our voter outreach efforts on campus. We register hundreds of students annually and hand deliver every registration form to the voter registration efforts.
2) Provide students with vouchers for Ubers to go to the polls and canvass for Democratic candidates.
3) Provide supplies to students during Election Day, including snacks, water and printed voter guides. With lines in Georgia being longer than ever, it is important to ensure students can and will stay in line.
4) Amplify our on-campus advocacy efforts. We are working to create a more equitable environment for Emory students and have made strides pushing progressive measures to the Emory Administration.
5) Continue to provide high quality and educational programming for our members.
6) Host more big speakers at Emory which have previously included Rep. John Lewis, Former Gov. Martin O’Malley, U.S. Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff, and singer John Legend. Specifically, this will equip us to provide the required security for the speaker, so we do not have to deny these changemakers the opportunity to motivate our campus.