With only eight days remaining until the 2010 midterm elections, Penn Democrats dedicated their time Saturday to the close election in Pennsylvania’s nearby eighth congressional district.
Members of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action critiqued arguments supporting gun control and encouraged students to support pro-gun candidates in the upcoming elections.
Enough students attended the Tuesday-evening event “Israel and Palestine: The Search for Solutions,” to fill up a lecture hall in Cohen Hall.
Political student groups registered 1,341 students to vote in the upcoming midterms. At just 180 short of the 1,521 student voters in 2006, the numbers suggest potential for high voter turnout.
In an effort to raise campus awareness of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which failed to pass last month, Chicano culture group MEChA held a teach-in Wednesday afternoon on College Green.
The host of 'The Colbert Report' — a satirical news show — is holding the 'March to Keep Fear Alive,' a rally taking place on October 30 at the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Former Pa. gubernatorial candidate Robert Mansfield spoke Wednesday night to Penn’s branch of the Tea Party about his political journey toward the conservative grassroots movement.
Now that registration for the Nov. 2 midterm elections is over, Penn’s political groups will shift gears to focus on voter turnout among both students and area residents.
With a Pennsylvania voter registration deadline of midnight tonight student political groups spent the weekend adding as many students as possible to the state’s voter rolls.
Volunteers from the Penn Democrats went door to door in Swarthmore, Pa., on Saturday on behalf of Bryan Lentz, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s seventh congressional district — a key area of Pennsylvania for statewide candidates.
Graduate student Dan Chinburg was once a full-time intern for the Democratic Committee in Montgomery County. Now he’s an active member of the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots.
With less than five days remaining until the Oct. 4 voter registration deadline, student political leaders at Penn are making a final push to swell the voter rolls at polling locations across campus.
On Monday, Karl Rove spoke to an audience of about 100 attendees at the National Constitution Center, at 525 Arch St., regarding his newly released autobiography and the midterm elections.
Howard Dean, a former governor of Vermont, held a fundraising event at the home of a Pennsylvania state senator on Wednesday for the Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania’s sixth and seventh congressional districts — Manan Trivedi and Bryan Lentz, respectively.
A recent poll suggests that, contrary to popular belief, young Republicans may be more enthusiastic than their Democratic peers — at least in the upcoming midterm elections.
Though student activists at Penn were disappointed that the Development, Relief and Education for Minor Aliens Act’s passage failed to pass Congress, they say they will continue to campaign.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has become a heated issue between Republicans, who attack those who supported the bill, and Democrats, who wish to not be viewed as big spenders in a recession.
10Questions.com, a website designed to promote voter-candidate engagement, is offering voters the opportunity to submit questions to candidates in the gubernatorial, senatorial and selected congressional races across 11 states, including Pennsylvania.
U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak is holding a fundraiser at the Philadelphia Convention Center with President Barack Obama. The fundraiser marks the first time the two have appeared together since the primary, in which Obama endorsed Sestak’s opponent, Republican-turned-Democratic U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter.
Looking to recreate the sizable spike in turnout in the 2008 election, Democrats on campus are making a new push to get out the vote in 2010.