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
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
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