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Photos: Families Belong Together Protest

| July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Photos: Families Belong Together Protest

Civilians peacefully protest at First Ward Park in Uptown Charlotte on Friday night as part of the nationwide Families Belong Together march. Civilians protest in backlash of ICE and President Trump’s new policies concerning immigrant family separation and child detention camps. Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

| April 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

It’s only the first half of 2015, and already, four people have declared their candidacy for next year’s presidential elections: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio for the Republican Party. If statistics from the last two presidential elections hold, our generation will vote overwhelmingly in favor of whoever […]

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OP-ED: Midterm elections brought small gains for millennials, but our fight is far from over

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Midterm elections brought small gains for millennials, but our fight is far from over

Whether you have spent the past few weeks hot on the campaign trail or generally disengaged from the political process, election season is inescapably exhausting for everyone. As a grassroots campaigner, much of my fall semester was spent having conversations with the electorate while canvasing neighborhoods, making phone calls and registering individuals to vote. In […]

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OP-ED: Live tweet reactions to Election Day results

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Live tweet reactions to Election Day results

My opinion, via Twitter, of why the Democrats were dealt such large blows, despite the general decline of the Republican Party: Hey @TheDemocrats, just saying, you're losing to the party many pundits are saying is BECOMING IRRELEVANT. That's how uninspiring you are. — Casey Aldridge (@CaseyJAldridge) November 5, 2014 People on the issues are passing […]

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OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

On Oct. 17, an official U.S. Senate debate, hosted by Free the Vote and cosponsored by UNC Charlotte’s very own Young Americans for Liberty, took place on campus, drawing a sizable crowd, attracting considerable media attention and generating meaningful conversation and honest debate about the issues facing our region, our state and our country. As […]

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Millennials are tired of toeing the party line

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Millennials are tired of toeing the party line

George Washington warned about the dangers of the party system in his presidential farewell speech. With the stubbornness of today’s partisan politics, is it any wonder why the congressional approval rating is at an embarrassingly low 15 percent? But when it comes time to vote, voters overwhelmingly continue to choose the candidates that most rigidly […]

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