2007 University of Memphis College Democrats Fundraiser
1585 Overton Park , Memphis, Tn 38112
Congressman Steve Cohen, Chair
Jim Strickland, Co-Chair
With the 2008 presidential election approaching, it is vital that the youth becomes actively involved in the political process. As college students, we understand that our participation in the upcoming presidential election will be more important than ever, as we have the opportunity to elect officials that will represent and uphold the values of the Democratic Party at both the state and the national level. We need to make sure that we gain more seats in Congress, and put a Democrat in the White House to repair the damage caused by eight years of the Bush administration.
During the 2006 election, the College Democrats at the University of Memphis played a vital role in increasing voter turnout on campus and its surrounding areas. The College Democrats helped elect Steve Mulroy to the County Commission, causing the Democrats' recent takeover of the County Commission. Members of the College Democrats served as staff on both Harold Ford, Jr.'s Senate campaign and Steve Cohen's congressional campaign. Combined, these campaigns enjoyed over forty interns and numerous volunteers. Over 100 college students knocked on doors for Steve Cohen's campaign and the rest of the Democratic ticket in the 2006 general election. We plan on working even harder in the upcoming 2008 election, and we hope to establish an internship program that will work directly for the party when they will need us the most.
A top priority of the University of Memphis College Democrats is to raise the funds and resources that will enable us to continue our efforts in helping to elect Democrats and cultivate new leadership. This year's fundraiser will take place on August 27 th at Fresh Slices in the Evergreen Historic District. The funds raised in this event will be used primarily to promote voter outreach efforts on and off campus, volunteer recruitment, canvassing, grassroots volunteer training seminars, GOTV events, internship programs, organizational meetings, and all the administrative costs that these tasks entail.
In advance, we thank you for the time and the effort that you have already invested in us, and we look forward to working with you in our support for the Democratic Party.
The University of Memphis College Democrats
John R. Marek, President Fall '05-Summer '07
Michael Lipe, President Fall '07
Jon Paul Hataway, Vice President Fall '05-Summer '07
Kate Mauldin, Vice President Fall '07
Suggested Contribution: $50
RSVP or more information please contact John Marek (901) 351-7695 or
If you cannot attend, but you would still like to contribute to the University of Memphis College Democrats, please send your contributions to:
2257 Nelson Ave
Memphis, TN 38104