A Statement from the Vanderbilt College Democrats

A Statement from the Vanderbilt College Democrats


Many of us woke up yesterday excited by the prospect of electing the first female president. But the day ended in disgust. The Democratic Party wrote history by being the first major party to nominate a female candidate for president, and we formed the most progressive platform in our history. This election has brought liberal values to the forefront of the American consciousness.

It is the affirmation of Trump and all he stands for that enrages us to our core. Elections transform the anger, hope, and passion of individuals into actionable change. With the over fifty-nine million votes cast for Donald Trump, the United States has expressed frustration with the current political system, and we recognize the need for political and economic reform. However, the Democratic victory of the popular vote illustrates that a majority of Americans continue to agree that love trumps hate. We must work to tap into that energy. Know that you are not alone in the repudiation of Trump’s America, the premise of bigotry, misogyny, islamophobia, homophobia, and xenophobia that fueled his campaign.

Progressives have been on the right side of history at every major crossroads this nation has faced. The abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, and the legalization of gay marriage have all been championed by progressives. History tells us progressives have the power to bring about change. It will not be easy, particularly with a Republican White House and Congress. We must continue to fight for civil rights, economic opportunity, and freedom for all Americans. Decisions are made by those who show up. Now is the time, when we are at our lowest point, when we must be resilient by fighting harder than ever before.

Today is the first day in a new chapter of the Democratic Party, and our nation as a whole. The world is watching. How will we respond to the results of this divisive contest? President-elect Trump and the 2016 election have lit a fire under us. We cannot change the outcome of this election, but we can work with a Republican-controlled government to defend the progress we have made thus far.

We will continue to fight for progressive ideals. We will persevere. We will fight back. We shall overcome.

  • Tractor Workshop Manuals#1

    April 18, 2019

    Websites we think you should visit… […]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[…]……

  • John Deere Service Manuals#2

    April 15, 2019

    Quickly and easily build your web traffic and PR, which provides Web site visitors to add your page to any social bookmarking website.

  • Tamisha#3

    April 12, 2019

    I’m searching for blog sites that have truly excellent recommendations on what remains in fashion as well as what the very best makeup is.

  • Ivana#4

    April 10, 2019

    What is the procedure to copyright a blog content (text and images)?. I wish to copyright the content on my blog (content and images)?? can anyone please guide as to how can i go abt it?.

  • John Deere Technical Manuals#5

    April 10, 2019

    wonderful post, very informative. I’m wondering why the other specialists of this sector don’t understand this. You should continue your writing. I am sure, you have a great readers’ base already! rent a car kosovo

  • John Deere Diagnostic and Test Manuals#6

    April 9, 2019

    First of all, permit my family recognize a person?s command during this make a difference. Despite the reality this is certainly brand new , by no meanstheless quickly soon after registering your site, this intellect has exploded extensively. Permit all of us to consider maintain of one?s rss to assistance maintain in touch with whatsoever probable messages Sincere understand but will pass it on to aid admirers and my individualized are living members

  • content#7

    April 8, 2019

    I am working on consolodating my online brand and identity. How to i set my blog up to receive the comments i post on others blogs or the questions I answer on Yahoo Answers or Linked in Q&A? . . What do I have to do when i comment or answer on others sites to ensure it improves my SEO?.

  • John Deere Repair Manuals#8

    April 7, 2019

    is David Arquette and Patricia Arquette related ? they sort of look sisters and brothers*

  • anonymous#9

    April 3, 2019

    I just want to say I am beginner to blogging and site-building and truly liked your web page. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your site . You actually have tremendous writings. With thanks for sharing with us your website page.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *