College Democrats Prepare for Annual “Dems Week

APPLETON – The Lawrence University College Democrats will be holding their annual “Dems Week” February 1-5, 2010. Noting the high-profile events planned, College Democrats President Dave Broker said “by the way things are looking, this should be our best ‘Dems Week’ in years.”
“I am very proud of what our organization has been able to accomplish so far in preparing for the exciting events to come,” said Broker.
The week will include presentations by Fair Wisconsin and the Sierra Club, as well as a movie night featuring the 1996 film “My Fellow Americans”. Additionally, there will be a State of the Union Panel including Professor Arnold Shober and students J.B. Sivanich, Fanny Briceno, Maggie Schmidt, and Cooper Smith.
At the end of the week, the College Democrats will host a rally at the Warch Campus Center featuring State Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber (D-Appleton), State Assembly Majority Leader Tom Nelson (D-Kaukauna), U.S. Congressman Steve Kagen (D-WI-08), and others. Possible speakers include Henry Sanders – Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor – and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is running as a Democrat for Wisconsin Governor this year.
All students, faculty, and community members are invited to attend these events.
While “Dems Week” has traditionally been held spring term each year, the College Democrats decided to roll it back to winter term for 2010, making sure it would not conflict with Greek Week and other campus events.
As always, buttons, stickers, and brand new “Dems Week” t-shirts will be on sale throughout the week outside Andrew Commons during the lunch and dinner hours.