Get to Know Dems

Welcome to GW College Democrats!

We are so excited that you are interested in joining the largest chapter of College Democrats in the nation. This post features some important information about Dems. Being located in Washington, DC offers us a unique position--we are right in the middle of everything that is happening in our nation’s politics. And with the 2018 midterm election season quickly approaching, we are more motivated than ever before to continue to take action. If you’re looking for a way to get involved with our organization, keep reading to find out what we do and how you can get started.

About Us

GWCD is the largest chapter of College Democrats in the nation, and the largest organization on campus. We are committed to promoting a progressive agenda at the George Washington University, and for the past two years have been working to resist the actions of the Trump administration through fundraising, education, and activism.

What We Do

GWCD participates in a wide variety of events, both on the GW campus and in the greater DC area.

We frequently host programming events on campus, invite speakers to engage with GW students and coordinate panels on topics central to the progressive agenda. Past speakers include Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams and “Let America Vote” founder Jason Kander. Along with GW College Republicans, we have also co-hosted Senators Rand Paul and Ron Wyden, as well as “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd. Further, we organized panels centered around topics such as community organizing, global climate change, and mental health, among many others.

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We also coordinate events in the DC and surrounding area. From taking campaign trips to Virginia and finding and promoting community service opportunities to hosting fundraisers benefiting local DC organizations, GWCD is committed to fostering a sense of civic engagement. In addition, we partner with other political and activist groups on campus to sponsor events, promote prominent progressive causes and issues, and bolster the voices of our fellow students.

Just as importantly, we recognize the importance of fostering community within our organization itself. We want all members of GWCD to feel at home and comfortable around their fellow members, so we host membership events several times a month to keep everyone connected and provide fun opportunities to take a break from classes. Movie nights, holiday-themed social events, and picnics are just a few of the ways we promote a sense of family within Dems.

How To Get Involved

Our first general body meeting of the school year is on Tuesday, August 29 at 7pm in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. At this GBM, you’ll be able to pay your dues, get your first T-shirt and meet our executive and senior deputy board. You will also get more information about what we do, learn about our different committees and how to apply to join them, and hear about upcoming events. If you can’t make it to the GBM, don’t worry! Email us with any questions you have.

We are the largest chapter of College Democrats in the nation. We are the largest organization on campus. We are passionate, determined, and more energized than ever before. And we hope you’ll join us. See you on August 29!