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February 6, 2018 > Young Democrats group adopt Dreamers resolutions

Young Democrats group adopt Dreamers resolutions

Submitted By Crystal Araujo

During their recent winter meeting in New York, the Young Democrats of America (YDA) came together to unanimously adopt resolutions in support of the DREAMers and to recognize Higher Education Student Debt as a crisis.

The two resolutions were drafted through the South Alameda County Young DemocratsÕ (SACYD) recently established policy committees, and co-authored by East Bay Young Democrats (EBYD). ÒNow, if we could only get the majority of Congress to [do] its job!Ó said Igor Tregub, co-author and EBYD member.

The DREAMersÕ resolution passed on consent sending a strong and unified message that Young Democrats across the nation have come together in one voice to stand with the DREAMers and to demand the cancellation of deportation of young people and allow permanent residency status to all DACA recipients. The resolution states: ÒWe cannot allow our neighbors and friends to live in fear of the administration. We must continue to demonstrate that we are stronger together and echo the California Democratic Party that also supports Dreamers.Ó

The resolution on the Higher Education Student Debt Crisis passed with the same urgency as the debt recently reached $1.36 trillion. YDA recognized, Òstudent loan debt as an economic crisis mainly affecting young people pursuing higher education to become contributing members of society and acknowledge that both current and future students should be afforded every opportunity to obtain an education without the burden of crippling debt.Ó

Crystal Araujo and Kathryn Larrowe, SACYD board members and authors of the resolutions, invite California Young Democrats (CYD) leaders across the state to join efforts to introducing California versions of these resolutions at the CYD board meeting at the California Democratic Party State Convention in San Diego, set for Feb. 23 Ð 25.

To learn more about South Alameda County Young Democrats, look for their links on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @SouthACYD.

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