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Tori Taylor
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Tori Taylor is the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Youth Council. She served as National President of College Democrats of America, the official youth outreach arm of the Democratic Party, from 2012 - 2013.

Tori has traveled across the country engaging young people in politics and training young leaders on organizational leadership and development. A native North Carolinian and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Tori has been involved in Democratic politics on a local, state, and national level since 2007. After getting her start working on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, she went on to work for numerous political campaigns and organizations in field, communications, and research. During the 2012 election cycle, Tori served on the Public Engagement Team for the Democratic National Convention, specifically tasked with all the youth outreach and programming for the convention. She later joined President Obama's reelection campaign in the battleground state of Ohio. Most recently, she worked for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee's political team.

Currently, she works in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate student at The George Washington University.

Entries by Tori Taylor

Rural America, Poverty, and Why the Farm Bill Matters

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 12:20 PM

Last week, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a farm bill reauthorization that broke with a rare bipartisan tradition of the past five decades. Republicans refused to support nutrition assistance, something that has had broad bipartisan support in the past. Since 1977, Democrats and Republicans have joined together to pass...

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College Students: The GOP Is Coming for Us (Again)

(4) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 2:33 PM

Even though they claim an elephant never forgets, the GOP clearly doesn't remember what a bad idea it was last year when they tried to raise student loan rates to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. They're trying to raise our loan rates yet again.

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Strengthening the State of Our Union

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 3:31 PM

After all the doors are knocked, votes are counted and the election night celebrations end, our work begins anew. College Democrats of America is not just about the investment for Election Day, but the day after the election. It's about continuing our momentum and cultivating the next generation of leadership....

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Don't Underestimate the Power of the Youth Vote

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 3:41 PM

Young Americans sent a powerful message on November 6: do not underestimate us. In 2008, young people turned out in record numbers to support then-Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. The GOP counted on this as being an anomaly and assumed that we would all quietly step back out...

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Own Your Future

(25) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 2:19 PM

Last week Mitt Romney said his agenda contains "no legislation with regards to abortion." Is he serious? Did he forget his months of campaigning against a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, vowing to defund Planned Parenthood and calling Roe v. Wade, "one of the...

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