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MEMO: What’s at Stake for Young Voters This Election

Voters under 35 matched Baby Boomers (aged 52 to 70 years old) for the first time this year as a share of the electorate. Millennial voters are a diverse group, from those who are currently in college to young parents beginning to have families of their own to entrepreneurs starting businesses. This year’s Democratic primary engaged and energized millennials, resulting in…

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DNC Response to Rubio Saying “We don’t need a Department of Education”

Please see the following in response to Marco Rubio saying today “We don’t need a Department of Education.” “As someone who says he attended college because of federal student loans and Pell Grants, it would have been harder for young Marco Rubio to afford a college education under presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s plan. “From his vote against allowing students to…

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Jeb Bush & College Affordability: It’s Just More “Free Stuff”

NH1 News reported today that in Jeb Bush’s eyes – a quality, affordable college education is just more “free stuff.” Free stuff? I guess we’re not surprised. Jeb Bush never cared much about college affordability: As Governor, Bush consistently proposed budgets that hiked college tuition – and the average in-state tuition in Florida’s public university system increased by nearly 60%….

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DNC Holds Marco Rubio Accountable for Pawning Off Old, Failed GOP Ideas as New

Today, Marco Rubio will be attending a fundraiser with the host of Pawn Stars. This is a fitting theme for Mr. Rubio, as his entire campaign is pawning off old, failed GOP ideas as new. He supports the old, rejected GOP policy of ending Medicare as we know it. He opposes comprehensive immigration reform. The “21st century candidate” opposes marriage…

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Republicans Continue Their Fight Against Affordable College

If Republicans are trying to make any kind of play for young voters, they have a funny way of showing it. In the budget that both the House and Senate GOP have agreed upon, Republicans took an ax to crucial programs that help millions of young people afford college. If they get their way, they’d… Eliminate guaranteed funding for Pell Grants, subjecting the millions…

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MEMO: How “different” is Rand Paul?

MEMO: How “different” is Rand Paul? FROM: Mo Elleithee, DNC Communications Director Rand Paul says he is ‘different’ and that he’ll be the candidate that the Republican Party needs to expand its appeal to new groups. But when you take a look at Rand Paul’s policies, you’ll find that he’s just the same as everyone else in his party who…

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DNC Response to Ted Cruz Speaking to Youth in NH

With Ted Cruz speaking to the Young Americans for Liberty conference in New Hampshire today, DNC spokesperson Rob Flaherty released the following statement: “Ted Cruz has said that he’s going to win this campaign on the backs of ‘millions of young people.’ But Ted Cruz’s real plan for  young people is leaving them out to dry. Between Cruz’s staunch opposition to making it easier to afford going…

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The Myth of the Rand Paul Youth Meme

TO: Interested Parties FROM: Rob Flaherty, DNC Director of Digital Media SUBJ: The Myth of the Rand Paul Youth Meme Rand Paul, self-appointed Republican millennial whisperer, is at South by Southwest this weekend, in yet another attempt to make himself relevant to young people. But here’s the reality: it’s all smoke and mirrors. Among the greatest myths in politics right…

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Rubio to the Kochs: Florida families are worried!

Marco Rubio talked to the Koch Brothers tonight about how worried working class families are about affording college. They’ll probably be pretty mad at their Senator, then, considering he… Voted against Bank on Students, to help borrowers refinance their student loans. Voted for legislation to slash Pell Grants  Is opposed to the President’s Community College plan for those who are…

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College Affordability 101: Dems vs. GOP

Today, the President is in Tennessee to discuss his plan to increase access to affordable education. He has proposed a plan to make community college “free for everybody who is willing to work for it.” This is yet another effort in his commitment to putting middle class families first, investing in college accessibility by strengthening the Pell Grant program and…

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