Official Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

Official Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

Baltimore, Maryland – On February 14th, 2018, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced one of the most horrific incidents possible at their school. Our hearts are with the victims of the shooting and all residents of Florida. We proudly stand with the Florida College Democrats and Sunshine State as they recover from this traumatizing event.

While today we take the time to grieve and  mourn the loss of loved ones, tomorrow must lead to action. Offering thoughts and prayers is not enough. Action must be taken to prevent these horrific events from continuing  in the future.

Our generation cannot and will not be defined by the violence that plagues our country. No parent, sibling, or loved one should have to worry if their child will come off the bus that afternoon. Our government, and our legislators, have failed all of us by choosing not to address our nation’s  gun laws.


Extending condolences cannot be the limit to our action. Words are just words and we must not allow legislators at the local, state, and federal level to remain inactive in addressing much needed reform. We must act now, to prevent the violence of tomorrow.

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For more information or inquiries, please contact our Director of Communications, Mai Do, at CollegeDemocratsofMaryland@gmail.com

Official Statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Official Statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Baltimore, Maryland – On January 30th, 2018, the College Democrats of Maryland sent a letter to Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen demanding their immediate action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Dream Act of 2017.

Within the state of Maryland, eight thousand DACA recipients are a vibrant part of our community. They are students, taxpayers, educators, servicemembers, business owners, and, above all, Americans. Dreamers have displayed time and again their perseverance and dedication to this country. As Democrats, we owe it to them to be their voice in Congress and fight for their protection by passing the Dream Act, regardless of the political costs. Democrats have long fought for the expansion of civil rights and human rights. For Democrats to retreat on DACA is a betrayal to the very values we claim to champion.

Currently, roughly 120 Dreamers lose their DACA status each day, and thousands more are living in fear of detainment and deportation. While this issue continues to grow, Republican leadership has displayed a flagrant pattern of inaction and broken promises on immigration reform.

The College Democrats of Maryland urge Senators Cardin and Van Hollen to continue to stand up for Maryland Dreamers and vote against a Continuing Resolution on February 8th until the Senate holds a vote on DACA. We also urge Senators Cardin and Van Hollen to continue supporting a clean Dream Act with a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients. We cannot wait any longer because Dreamers cannot wait any longer. The Dream Act and DACA recipients deserve a vote now.

We thank Senators Cardin and Van Hollen for continuing to be a strong voice for all Marylanders in the United States Senate, and we look forward to their continued work on this important issue.

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For more information on the College Democrats of Maryland, please contact our Director of Communications, Mai Do, at collegedemocratsofmaryland@gmail.com.