Dems Digest- Week 1

Source: Catalyst Chicago

Hey Dems! Welcome back and happy first week! Here’s a quick summary of what’s happening this week on campus, the campaign trail, the computer screens of your favorite dems execs, and more.

News You Can Use

The FDA has relaxed requirements on Mifeprex, a common abortion drug, increasing access to abortion for women in more remote areas.

Speaking of which, yesterday The Donald shared his (many, varying) views on abortion: that if abortion were legal he would instate punishment for women who have him; that states should decide; and then that doctors should be held responsible.

Unions won big when the supreme court voted 4-4 on a case people thought they would lose.

Speaking of which, big Chicago Teacher’s Union strike tomorrow.

Controversy escalates over North Carolina’s anti-LGBT laws. North Carolina’s attorney general called them a “national embarrassment” and New York (city and state), Seattle, San Francisco, Washington and Vermont have banned official travel to the state.

A man claiming to have explosives in his belt hijacked a Alexandria-to-Cairo flight, sending it to Cyprus.

What We’re Reading

Trump did a town-hall event in Wisconsin earlier this week. Chris Cilizza called it a Trumpian classic and annotated the transcript to prove it.

Getting ready for New York.

Al Franken for VP?

David Brooks talks about sex.

Obamas, and bunnies, and kids, oh my!


DNCC Intern:

The Democratic National Convention Committee is looking for enthusiastic, politically-minded future leaders for the 2016 Internship Program. This program is designed to give highly-motivated interns an inside look at how the 2016 Democratic National Convention is put together. Interns will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with DNCC leadership and staff in planning the Convention.

The Democratic National Convention Committee’s internship program will take place from June 1 – August 5, 2016.  We will be accepting applications now through COB on April 8, 2016.

All individuals who wish to be considered for the Internship Program MUST apply through the application process on our website – there will be no exceptions.  Additionally, we will not be able to consider any candidates who do not submit the required information by the April 8 deadline.

All interested parties are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to local candidates in the Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey areas. Further information regarding the program, including an overview, a list of FAQs, and the application can be found on the DNCC website:

Don’t Forget!

CTU Day of Action TOMORROW

UChicago community members are invited to stand with Ray Elementary School

teachers in their walk-out beginning with a picket line at 6:30 AM on Friday

morning. Before the massive protest scheduled for 4:00 PM Friday afternoon at

the Thompson Center, activists and concerned community members will convene on

UChicago’s Main Quad at 2PM to build solidarity and momentum. All are invited

to stand united with the teachers and other allied unions across the city in

their fight for fair working conditions!



Speak-Out in Main Quad:

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