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Student attends young Democrat convention

by Kalamalama staff

Tiffany Jackson, a student at Hawai‘i Pacific University, was chosen to represent Hawai‘i for the first time in the 70-year history of the Young Democrats of America convention.

The Young Democrats of America is comprised of thousands of young people ages 14-35 in all states and territories, including Hawai‘i. YDA held its biennial National Convention August 13-17 in Buffalo, New York. The O‘ahu County Democratic Committee sponsored Jackson, who said she was able to network with the movers and shakers of the party and “lobbied to get big-name politicians to show their aloha spirit to our state.”

" More than 800 rising young political stars convened to set the agenda for the future of the Democratic Party," said the Los Angeles Times. The group was enthralled by speeches from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jerry Springer, and former governor and possible presidential candidate Howard Dean.

One of the highlights of the convention was Miss Jackson being nominated to be the Secretary of the Pacific Region Young Democrats.

Jackson has worked since spring to organize The College Democrats as a registered organization at HPU. “We are confident that the HPU College Dems can show themselves to be more than just a political club, but a student-driven action network. We will bring attention to the strength of the student voice and show Hawai‘i what the future leaders of the Democratic Party can accomplish,” said Jackson.

College Democrats at HPU are currently awaiting confirmation as an official RIO. Interested students can e-mail them at


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