Topics: Young Democrats

Young Democrats is one of UNC’s largest and most active student organizations, recently celebrating its 70th anniversary on campus.

The mission of this group is to engage college students in the political process, catalyze progressive activism and serve as a voice for college students within the Democratic Party. The Young Democrats host many events throughout the year, including guest speakers. Some include: Barack Obama, James Taylor, Chelsea Clinton, Bill Bradley and Kay Hagan.

The Young Democrats is separated into six committees: Activism, Campus Blueprint, Local Affairs, Political, Service, Wellstone and Fundraising.

Republicans take the back seat... in voter registration

 The number of voters registered as unaffiliated has surpassed the number of voters registered as Republican— making unaffiliated voters the second largest voting group in the state by about 1,000 voters.

Young Democrats open conversation on Silent Sam


 When the UNC Young Democrats hosted a discussion Wednesday night on the recent tensions regarding Silent Sam, American studies professor Michelle Robinson did not mince her words.

Cooper vetoes face General Assembly override ... again


Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed 11 bills this year – but none of those vetoes have succeeded yet.

Students speak out against Donald Trump's executive order


Students and community members had the opportunity to speak directly to elected North Carolina representatives through video messages and a group photo to protest the recently signed executive order that bans refugees from seven countries with large Muslim populations.

UNC's campus reacts to a Trump presidency


An American-born Muslim female UNC student walks down Franklin Street and hears shouts of “Go Trump, you lost.” An American-born Hispanic male UNC student is scared of having to drop out of college because his parents may be deported.

UNC prepares for President Obama's visit to Hooker Fields



President Obama is visiting UNC on Wednesday


President Barack Obama will visit UNC on Wednesday to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and encourage students to vote early.

College Republicans and Young Democrats debated state and national policies


In a debate Wednesday night, the College Republicans and Young Democrats agreed on several issues, including reforming immigration policy, increasing transparency in the police department regarding body camera footage and acknowledging mental health reform as a part of gun control.

Carolina Economics Club to inform students on economic election issues

Carolina Economics Club’s speaker series, running from Oct. 5 through Nov. 7, aims to educate students on the economic platforms relating to the 2016 presidential election.

Religious identification declining in US

A recent study released by Pew Research Center shows religion in America is changing and inevitably affecting American political parties.

UNC student political groups organize in preparation for 2016 election

As the country prepares for the presidential primaries in 2016, political groups on campus are organizing in an effort to increase the amount of voters who reach the polls.

The results of the 2012 election showed low youth turnout because of disenchantment and increased obstacles to vote.

New leader Patsy Keever chosen to revamp NC Democratic Party


Patsy Keever has been tapped as the new chairwoman of the North Carolina Democratic Party — and she knows she has her work cut out for her.

Young Democrats offer no SBP endorsement


The Young Democrats voted not to endorse a candidate after the group held a student body president debate Monday night.

Post-election, Democrats reflect on loss


At the close of an election season filled with attack advertisements and big-name endorsements — including one from former President Bill Clinton — Democrats in North Carolina and nationwide found themselves in the red.

Roy Cooper rallies student vote


N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper, a potential 2016 gubernatorial candidate, spoke on campus Tuesday to mobilize student involvement in the 2014 and 2016 elections. 

College Republicans, Young Democrats argue politics at forum


UNC’s two major political student groups sparred in a debate on Monday, defending the respective positions of U.S. Senate candidates Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.

Political groups plan for fall campaigns

UNC’s on-campus political organizations are jumping into the fray as the fall’s midterm campaigns get underway.

Student groups feel shutdown

The federal government shutdown is affecting more than just U.S. Congress — student groups are feeling the fallout as well.

New Democratic group to focus on the South

Despite the Republican presence in most legislatures and governors’ mansions across the South, Democratic leaders are looking to reclaim the region in 2014 and beyond.

Bill would allow guns in locked cars on campus


UNC-system campuses have been gun-free zones for years.

But the N.C. General Assembly is now joining South Carolina, Texas and state legislatures around the country in a push to legalize guns on college campuses, despite opposition from higher education leaders and university faculty.