We plan many different events on campus and in the Athens community year-round. Here's an overview of some of the things we do!
Voter Registration: We set up tables and hold drives all around campus, making sure voter registration forms are filled our correctly and submitted on time.
Phonebanking and Canvassing: Our members get first-hand experience in campaign activities, contacting voters on campus and throughout the community over the phone and in person.
Homecoming: Every year, we participate in Homecoming activities. We build our own float for the parade, often inviting candidates and community members to walk with us. We also have an event to catch up with all our returning alumni.
Get-Out-The-Vote and Election Day: The weekend before Election Day is the busiest time of year for us, known as GOTV weekend. We spend Election Day reminding our fellow Bobcats to cast their ballots and hold a watch party as the results come in.
Community Service: We strive to have a strong presence in the Athens community, participating in events such as the Good Works Walk for the Homeless and Athens Beautification Day. We also organize our own events such as canned food drives for local food banks.
Relay for Life and Date Auction:We hold many events throughout the year to raise money for our Relay for Life team, an event benefiting the American Cancer Society. We hold an annual Date Auction as our largest fundraiser, with months of preparation going into the event.
Movie Series and Membership Events: College Dems is not only an organization -- for many of us its also our group of closest friends. Our movie series and membership events help to foster our connections.
Washington D.C. Trip: Every year, we take a trip to our nation's capital. We also plan several fundraisers to help make the trip more affordable for our members.
Summer Dinner: The largest fundraiser for our organization, Summer Dinner, helps us to raise money for our fall campaign costs. Local elected officials and county party members attend our dinner, along with notable speakers.