|By PR Newswire||
|September 2, 2012 05:00 PM EDT||
CHARLOTTE, Sept. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wrapping up a weekend of pre-convention events, the College Democrats of America (CDA) convened young leaders from the DNC Youth Council, Young Democrats of America, Black Youth Vote, IMPACT, and Duke University at a press conference today. Young people gathered for trainings, caucus meetings, and networking events from Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2 ahead of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, highlighting the importance of young people in this year's convention.
"Youth have so much at stake in this election, and the student vote will make all the difference," said CDA President Alejandra Salinas. "By giving College Democrats a voice at the Democratic National Convention, the party and the President are showing their commitment to young people and the future of our great nation."
"The Democratic National Convention Committee has been hard at work ensuring this convention is the most open and accessible in history. As part of that commitment, we engaged young people across the country in this historic event like never before," said Tori Taylor, Youth Engagement Coordinator of the Democratic National Convention Committee.
Young people will continue to play an important role in the convention by participating in a variety of caucus and council meetings and events that are designed to engage youth.
SOURCE College Democrats of America