With a particular focus on political activism and issue advocacy, Dartmouth College Democrats aims to get all students at Dartmouth College involved in the political process. The organization's primary mission is helping to elect Democratic candidates at the local, state, and federal levels, which we work toward by phone banking, canvassing, and getting out the vote during election cycles. Additionally, Dartmouth College Democrats frequently brings relevant speakers to campus, hosts debates and discussions both internally and with other political organizations, and sponsors issue-oriented advocacy events.
During the 2014 election cycle, we campaigned tirelessly for New Hampshire's Democratic ticket. In addition to daily tabling and weekly phone banking, canvassing, and dorm storming, we arranged several candidate visits, voter registration drives, and other events to get students excited about electing progressive candidates. Ultimately, we turned out over 1,000 students on Election Day, doubling Dartmouth's 2010 turnout and aiding in the reelection of Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster.
While we're confident that New Hampshire has strong representation in Washington and Concord thanks to the hard work of Hassan, Shaheen, Kuster, and great Executive Councilors and state legislators, our work is far from done. 2016 is right around the corner, meaning it's almost time to elect a Democratic President who will expand upon Barack Obama's strong record and help make Kelly Ayotte a one-term Senator.
Until then, we'll spend 2015 holding bi-weekly meetings and special events to promote progressive policy goals, build Democratic infrastructure on campus, and foster an engaging political dialogue. We're looking for enthusiastic students to get involved with these initiatives. If you would like to learn more about our organization or get involved, please don't hesitate to reach us via email at email@example.com. In the meantime, we hope you'll enjoy exploring the photos and past event descriptions here on our website. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages as well!