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State leaders to inspire local Young Democrats at April 10 forum

posted Mar 29, 2012, 10:36 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Mar 29, 2012, 10:37 PM ]

EL RENO, Okla. – Young Democrats are invited to attend a free discussion forum on Tues., April 10, jointly led by College Democrats of Oklahoma President Brondalyn Coleman and Young Democrats of Oklahoma candidate for President Annastacia Langthorn. 

Coleman and Langthorn will focus on students’ ideas and concerns and how they can get involved in Democratic issues. The event will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. at Canadian Valley Technology Center, 6505 E. Highway 66 between Yukon and El Reno. Map: http://mapq.st/wR6Uoy.

The Canadian County Democrats, a group for Democrats of all ages, will provide pizza and pop.

We’re going to talk about the importance of youth involvement in politics, how the party is organized and avenues for young Democrats to be involved and it’s that not hard to be involved,” Annastacia Lanthorn said.

The College Democrats of Oklahoma are trying to help college students in each area of the state to get involved and asset to the Democratic Party – run for office, help in campaigns, show up for meetings and take control of our future,” Brondalyn Coleman agreed.

“Young people need to be involved in politics today because people are making  policies and laws that may not have an effect until 10 or 15 years later,” Langthorn explained. “These decisions are going to affect us and our children and our grandchildren, and I feel like I have should have a say in that.”

“Great things are happening,” Coleman said. “We need to be a part of it and stop sleeping on our power and create a peaceful revolution. The flame is lit and it’s our time to add the kerosene to it.”
 
“We believe that the only way for Democracy to work is for everyone to be involved and to participate at the highest level possible.  so we put our ideas together to see which ideas come out as the strongest.

The Canadian County Democrats’ liaison, Tom Lucas, developed the forum idea to find out more about issues of interest to Young Democrats and their friends.
 
In the event invitation, Lucas wrote, “This meeting will be dedicated to discussion of ideas and issues raised by you…. time will be allocated to give each student a chance to talk.”

“Young Democrats will get connected to the top leadership in the state at this event,” Canadian County Democrats Vice Chair Rodney Boegel said. “plus our group will learn more about what issues are important to students and young adults.”

Applications will be available for $500 scholarships awarded by the Canadian County Democrats to Democratic students who are registered to vote in Canadian County.
The Canadian County Democrats regularly meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tues. of each month (except Dec.) at Canadian Valley Technology Center.  For more information, call 405-354-3189.

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Jody Harlan,
Mar 29, 2012, 10:36 PM
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