Young Democrats discuss upcoming election

Club will host Triva Night on Feb. 20; looking for volunteers to canvas for Elizabeth Warren presidential campaign



WSU Young Democrats debate in October at Todd Hall. The club’s weekly bill of interest is California Senate Bill 50 which changes zoning laws. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday in CUB 310.

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

The Young Democrats Club met Feb. 6 to discuss the upcoming presidential election, their trivia night and the Elizabeth Warren campaign canvassing. 

The club will be hosting trivia night at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the CUB. They will be having Panda Express catering for the event. Their social media accounts will be updated with more information as the date gets closer. 

Jeff DeBray, field organizer for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign, said he supports Warren for her progressive plans and how she wants to support working class families. He said he also supports Warren’s wealth tax and student debt plans for those who still have student loans. 

DeBray said Washington plays an important role in the primary elections since the ballots are due March 10. He said he is also looking for five volunteers to canvas for the Warren campaign over the next four Saturdays. 

“There isn’t really a big difference between [Bernie] Sanders and [Eizabeth] Warren,” DeBray said.

The club also talked about their bill of interest for the week, California Senate Bill 50, which was rejected. The bill is meant to change zoning laws which support single family homes despite California needing more housing for its residents. 

The bill also rejected the implementation of placing multi-family homes such as apartments near transit stations. It was originally created to allow more housing in cities where the jobs are, which decreases the commuter traffic on highways. 

The club also discussed the retaliation New York is facing from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after New York decided not allow the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles database. The DHS put a freeze on Global Entry, which allows citizens a speedier entry through airports and the Canadian border. 

The Young Democrats meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in CUB 310. They will not have a meeting next week.