Columbia, SC–On Friday, February 3, at 3:00 pm, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison will be holding a discussion with the University of Michigan-Flint College Democrats on the University of Michigan-Flint campus (exact location TBA). The discussion will focus on issues facing college students and young people in Flint and around the country, particularly the burden of student loan debt and ensuring that young people have access to good jobs and the skills they need to excel at those jobs.
Increasing engagement among young people have been a major focus of Harrison’s campaign for DNC Chair. He has proposed creating a new DNC Vice Chair position reserved for a person under 35 years old. In South Carolina, he created the James E. Clyburn Political Fellowship, which trains young people from diverse communities throughout South Carolina to run for office, work on campaigns, and lead local Party organizations. As DNC Chair, Harrison plans to create similar programs nationwide.
“The Republican-caused water crisis in Flint has demonstrated the critical importance of a Democratic Party that engages and fights for every single community,” Harrison said. “For future success, a big part of that engagement must be with young people from all backgrounds. I am excited to talk with these students about how we can work together to rebuild the Democratic Party to lift up Flint and other places around the country that have been forgotten for too long.”
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