O'Rourke's hourlong speech highlighted issues of immigration, income inequality, health care, the opioid crisis, and the criminal justice system.
Both Penn and Philadelphia have their own sustainability offices, and similar to their carbon emission targets, Penn shares the city's overall goals while setting its own stricter guidelines.
Despite a slew of Democrats declaring their candidacies for president in recent weeks, Penn Dems plan to wait until March 2020 to endorse a favored candidate.
Nitzan was invited to speak at the event, entitled "Israel in the Global Order," to discuss Israel’s role in international affairs and clarify common misconceptions about the country.
Penn Media Relations Director Ron Ozio declined to comment on whether the University received a letter from Michael Cohen regarding Donald Trump's grades at Penn.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) and Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D) are traveling around the state to gauge the public’s reception to legalizing recreational marijuana.
The new voting machines were met with criticism by people who claim the machines will result in less security.
Biden criticized President Donald Trump's policies, and touted his experience as vice president in an impassioned conversation with Gutmann — but notably didn't touch on his presidential aspirations.
The event on Penn's campus occurs as people across the nation have been speculating about Biden's potential run for office in 2020.
His conversation with Gutmann comes amid speculation Biden will soon decide whether he is running for president in 2020.
Penn Dems members say the tabling effort was especially significant in light of several national issues that have targeted the LGBTQ+ community.
Toomey has sponsored gun control amendments in the past, but the activists said it was difficult to determine whether their trip was successful in swaying the politician to support stricter gun control.
There are currently only seven Penn alumni in Congress, and all of them serve in the House of Representatives.
“We can't afford to just tinker around the edges — a tax credit here, a regulation there,” the former Penn Law professor said, outlining her ideology in opposition to less progressive Democrats.
In a recent CNN poll, 62 percent of Democratic voters said former Vice President Joe Biden should run for president.
At the Penn Dems watch party in Rodin College House, attendees stressed the importance of observing the event, despite their significant policy disagreements with Trump.
The national Women’s March came under fire after the march's co-chairs were accused of anti-Semitism. The march has also been criticized for failing to be inclusive of all women.
Rivera-Reyes, a democratic socialist, is currently campaigning for an at-large seat in the Democratic primary, all while balancing cancer biology research at Penn. The primary election will be held May 21.
Wolfe has spoken out against the beverage tax and hopes to decrease taxes across the board, calling the current system outdated and “perfect for mid-19th century Philadelphia."
The group hopes to place a strong focus on activism, planning protests, marches, speaker events, and roundtable discussions.