The goals of the AU College Democrats are as follows:

  1. To help elect strong, effective, and experienced Democrats who will represent the nation and prioritize the needs of the people rather than the party
  2. To push Democratic values and ideals to the members of our organization
  3. To shape the future of the Democratic Party
  4. To advocate on behalf of those who may not have the ability, experience, or resources to do so
  5. To provide American University students with crucial resources and opportunities to get involved with the Democratic Party and the political realm
  6. To push for more inclusion, discussion, representation, and progress within the Democratic Party
  7. To stand up to and hold accountable a dangerous administration, and fight for the silenced


During 2016 campaign cycle, AU Dems contributed the following:

  • Knocked on 13,295 doors
  • Made 4,751 phone calls
  • Total AU Dems campaign volunteers: 293
  • Sent members to Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and New Hampshire
  • Helped register over 700 voters at AU

Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, AU Dems has collaborated with 12 other student organizations to plan and promote events that push progressive values and ideals. (and we're always interested in doing more!)

Notable AU Dems speakers: Jessica O'Connell, Shefali Razdan Duggal, Alec Ross, Senator Chris Murphy, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.


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