The Davis College Democrats are concerned that students were left with the wrong impression after reading Tuesday’s column, “Change we didn’t sell,” by Fayia Sellu. While we don’t have any control over what goes on nationally with the Democratic Party, we can dispel the myths perpetuated about the state of California and Yolo County.
There isn’t an enthusiasm gap in California. Students and young people across the state understand that their future and education are at stake in this election. The Davis College Democrats are doing our part to get students out to the polls and fight for the issues important to us.
Before classes started, the DCD was out registering voters everyday at the TAPS line. We also organized the Governor’s Debate Day Rally and have been tabling almost every day since the first day of school. DCD has been working continuously since before classes started to register voters and let students know that this election is important. Additionally, we have been knocking on doors and reaching out to young voters in apartment complexes throughout Davis as well as calling young voters each week.
Any appearance of “procrastination,” as Sellu said, is merely a normal function of campaigns. Every campaign makes a push to get voters out in the last week before the election to make sure that voters turn out. DCD is participating in this push to Election Day through phone banking and knocking on doors in the coming days.
Young people know what’s at stake in this election, and we have been and are continuing to work to ensure that the voice of young people is heard on Election Day.
President, Davis College Democrats
Vice President of Communication, Davis College Democrats
Vice President of Political Affairs, Davis College Democrats