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Virginia Young Democrats Stand with President Obama and His Constitutional Healthcare Law

VIRGINIA YOUNG DEMOCRATS STAND WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS CONSTITUTIONAL HEALTHCARE LAW



Virginia – June 28, 2012 – News Release – Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act.

“Healthcare represents 18 percent of the U.S.’s gross domestic product but too often was an unaffordable luxury to many young people and working families,” said Virginia Young Democrats Executive Vice President, Antonio Elias. “The president’s efforts on healthcare have made it a functional reality for millions of Americans who could never have afforded basic coverage under the rising costs within the system.”

“President Obama’s fearless leadership on this critical issue is a hallmark of his presidency,” said VAYD Political Director Hannah Wiegard. “Under his leadership one of the greatest areas of inequality, access to affordable health coverage, has been expanded to all Americans.”


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides millions of Americans access to health coverage.

Virginia Young Democrats Pass Resolution Backing Marriage Equality

VIRGINIA YOUNG DEMOCRATS PASS RESOLUTION BACKING MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Richmond, Virginia– May 22, 2012 – News Release – In a resolution passed by the Executive Committee, the Virginia Young Democrats (VAYD) has taken a stand for marriage equality in Virginia and the U.S.

The resolution affirms that “marriage is a powerful and important affirmation of love and commitment, a source of social support and recognition, and the legal protections which are invaluable to the safety and security of every family.”

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Student Loans: Allen's Record Speaks Louder Than Empty Rhetoric

Our friends at the Democratic Party of Virginia, sent out a press release today calling out George Allen for his empty rhetoric on education. Check it out below!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2012
Contact: Brian Coy, 804-644-1966, brian@vademocrats.org

Student Loans: Allen's record speaks louder than empty rhetoric

Richmond, VA - Today former Senator George Allen released a statement in support of extending the higher education student loan interest rates established under The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 before rates double on June 30th.


Allen's rhetoric rings pretty hollow in light of his record in the U.S. Senate. During his six years there Allen voted for the largest student loan cuts in U.S. history while defending billions in tax giveaways to oil companies and the wealthiest Americans.


Now he and Republicans like Mitt Romney are running on the Cut, Cap and Balance Plan and the Ryan budget that would force deep cuts to student loan programs, federal support for education and key programs for the middle class like Medicare.


"Today George Allen proved that putting words in a press release is one thing, actually standing up for Virginia students is quite another," said Virginia Young Democrats President and William & Mary Senior Isaac Sarver. "Virginians trusted Allen to go the Senate and fight for students, seniors and middle class families, but all they got were six years of taxpayer handouts to oil companies and $3 trillion in new debt.


"Virginia students and our families deserve better than empty rhetoric from a former Senator who let us down when it counted."


Background


2005: Allen Was Critical Vote for Largest Student Loan Cuts in History. Allen voted for the final version of the 2005 budget reconciliation bill, which cut $12.7 billion from college loans, the largest cuts to the student loan program in its history. The measure was approved 50-50, with the Vice President voting to break the tie. [Vote 363, 12/21/05, CQ Floor Votes; AP, 12/19/05; Washington Post, 12/19/05]


Governor McDonnell's Commercial Shouts "Pick Me" While Rewriting History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James Lewis
Phone: 724.288.3995
Email: Communications_director@vayd.org

MCDONNELL COMMERICAL SHOUTS ‘PICK ME’ WHILE REWRITING HISTORY

On Key Issues,the Governor Is Moving Virginia Backwards


Virginia– April 25, 2012 – News Release – A newly released video by Governor Bob McDonnell’s Opportunity Virginia PAC shouts ‘pick me’ at former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney while skipping less glorifying moments and upsetting truths of Governor McDonnell’s term.

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